Groundhog standing in a lawn - Groundhog Removal

Why Control Groundhogs?

Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, might look harmless, but they can quickly wreak havoc by burrowing under structures and devouring garden plants. Acting fast with professional groundhog removal is key to keeping your home safe and your garden intact, all while respecting the local ecosystem.

1. Health Protection

Groundhogs can carry diseases and parasites. Removing them promptly ensures your family’s health and safety.

2. Prevent Structural Damage

Groundhogs’ burrowing can undermine garages, outbuildings, and decks, leading to costly repairs. Prevent this damage by addressing groundhog issues early.

3. Preserve Your Garden

Groundhogs can destroy your garden, eating plants and flowers. Keep your garden beautiful and productive by removing these pests.

Groundhog Removal Services

At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we offer expert groundhog control and removal services to protect your home and garden. Our safe and effective methods ensure your environment stays secure and undisturbed. Here’s what we do:

  • Humane Groundhog Solutions: We prioritize the well-being of both wildlife and residents by using safe and humane methods to manage groundhogs. This includes removing groundhogs and securing areas like decks and outbuildings to prevent future issues.

  • Thorough Inspections: Our team conducts comprehensive inspections to identify signs of groundhog activity, such as burrows and garden damage. We assess each situation carefully to determine the most effective solution.

  • Long-Term Deterrence: Beyond removal, we implement strategies to prevent groundhogs from returning. This includes backfilling burrows to discourage other animals from occupying vacated burrow systems and securing vulnerable areas around your property.

  • Safe for Everyone: We use eco-friendly techniques to protect your family and the environment, minimizing any risks from our interventions.

  • Tailored Solutions: Every groundhog problem is unique, so we create customized removal and exclusion plans tailored to your specific needs, ensuring effective and lasting results.

Our Groundhog Removal Process

At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we provide comprehensive solutions to address the unique challenges groundhogs pose.

Our approach includes thorough evaluations, humane intervention techniques, and proactive deterrent strategies to help keep your space groundhog-free. We focus on precision and care in each phase to enhance the safety and security of your property.

What If It’s Not Just Groundhogs?

Got other unwelcome guests? At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we’re equipped to handle any wildlife or pest problem you might encounter:

Raccoons raiding your garbage or squirrels nesting in your attic? We manage all types of wildlife with care, ensuring humane relocation.

Facing a termite swarm or ants invading your kitchen? Our targeted strategies keep insects out, maintaining your home’s pest-free environment.

Mice or rats infiltrating your living spaces? Our swift and thorough rodent control methods keep your home rodent-free long-term.

How to Spot Groundhog Activity

Groundhog burrowing in a lawn

Groundhogs can be elusive, but recognizing signs of their presence is crucial for effective management. Watch for these key indicators:

1. Distinctive Behaviors

Notice groundhogs basking in the sun during the day or quickly darting to their burrows when startled. These behaviors indicate their presence and activity around your property.

2. Visible Damage

Look for large piles of dirt along garages, around outbuildings, or near ground-level decks. Groundhogs create extensive burrow systems, which can lead to significant structural damage and garden destruction.

3. Tracks and Trails

Identify tracks with four-toed front paws and five-toed back paws, along with droppings scattered around burrows or feeding areas. These tracks and trails help pinpoint groundhog activity and frequented paths.


  • Damage To Lawn or Garden

  • Large Piles of Dirt

  • Droppings

  • Uneven Soil

Frequently Asked Questions

Our approach to groundhog removal is defined by humane, cutting-edge methods tailored to meet the specific needs of each client.

We are committed to swift service, typically conducting initial evaluations within 1-2 business days, though this can vary with seasonal demand and our current workload.

Our groundhog control techniques involve careful trapping and strategic exclusion to safely manage groundhog populations, with a strong commitment to environmental sustainability.

Absolutely! The safety of your family and pets is paramount. Our eco-friendly groundhog management techniques are safe and transparent, ensuring you’re well-informed at every step.

We offer expert guidance on property care and modifications, such as securing potential entry points and removing food sources, to help keep groundhogs away permanently.

Why Choose Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Control

Take Care Of Your Pest Problem Today

We service the entire Des Moines, IA metro area. Contact us today for the safe and efficient removal of your pest problem.

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