Identifying Woodchucks in Fort Lauderdale

Woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, are small, burrowing mammals that spend most of their time underneath the soil. These stocky rodents are well established in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and resemble tiny bears when sitting upright. As the largest members of the squirrel family, groundhogs measure up to two feet in length and weigh about 10 or 15 pounds. Their fur is brown with specks of white, gray, and black, and they have bushy tails to aid in keeping warm and climbing. Woodchuck populations often live near prairies, fields, and wooded areas close to water sources.

Problems Caused by Groundhogs

Groundhogs are nuisances to property owners and often excavate holes in Fort Lauderdale's many well-maintained lawns. Not only are these voids unsightly, but they can trip local residents, causing falls, sprains, or breaks. Woodchucks are known to enter yards and consume garden vegetables as well as plants along fences and walls. Their burrows can undermine the integrity of structures and walkways, while their climbing ability allows them to steal fruit and infest new properties. Additionally, any individual groundhog may be carrying and spreading dog ticks to both pets and humans.

Dealing with Woodchucks

The pests don't cause many issues while hibernating in the winter, but pristine turf and ornamental trees draw them into yards come springtime. Since woodchucks are skilled diggers, fencing can help deter them if the barricades extend well below the ground. To responsibly manage woodchuck infestations in Fort Lauderdale and drive the pests away, call the wildl ife removal specialists at Critter Control.

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8/28/2023
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8/28/2023
John with CC has helped us twice in the last six years - first with a minor mouse problem, and then in troubleshooting a mystery animal that was raising a ruckus on the roof. In each case he was friendly, professional, and offered excellent guidance on the practical solutions. Highly recommend him, and this company.
8/26/2023
Squirrels chewed siding of chimney. CC tech came out to assess situation. Fortunately animals not in attack. CC repair team came out and repaired damage and did a fine job. Very pleased with the business, their work and customer service.
8/26/2023
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8/25/2023
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8/25/2023
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8/22/2023
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8/20/2023
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8/20/2023
Removed bats from our house and sealed up other areas of concern. Very responsive, explained things throughly to us, and did the work in a very timely manner. Much better than their two competitors that we also called. I would highly recommend them.
8/20/2023
We have been having issues in our yard, and recently discovered large holes. Called this team, they immediately came out and determined the holes were partially exposed mole tunnels. They took care of the tunnels (as best they could), and trapped and caught a mole for removal. They were responsive, knowledgeable, and thorough. While I hope it is not needed - we would certainly reach out to them again should a need arise!
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