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NC species: groundhog (marmota monax)
Diet: mostly herbivorous
Den areas: burrows, crawlspaces, sheds
Food source: grasses, vegetables, fruits, crops, insects, nuts
Young: 2 to 6 young
Damage: turf, crawlspace access, shed access
Groundhogs also known as woodchucks or whistling pigs are a rodent of the family sciuridae. They are well adapted for digging causing massive holes in yards or next to foundations.
In the wild, groundhogs can live up to 6 years. Common predators in North Carolina are coyotes, foxes, bobcats, hawks and even dogs.
Breeding season for groundhogs occur during early march to late April. Though not a huge health risk, Groundhogs can be aggressive when felt threatened but otherwise cause damage to turfs or crawlspaces if left alone.
If you are having an issue with groundhogs please contact us today! We serve the Asheville, Salisbury, Winston Salem, Greensboro, Mooresville, and Huntersville, NC areas.