Pa Groundhog Removal and Wildlife Control Specialists

24 Hour Emergency Groundhog Removal
Licensed & Insured
Residential & Commercial

610-999-2606

Proudly offering Professional Groundhog Removal and Wildlife Exclusion services to all of Southeastern Pennsylvania including all of Delaware County, Chester County, Montgomery County, Bucks County and Philadelphia, PA.

  • Is your property being invaded by groundhogs?
  • Do you have a groundhog living under your porch, deck or shed?
  • Are groundhogs destroying your lawn or eating your gardens?

We provide professional groundhog control and animal removal services to Philadelphia, PA and the surrounding area including groundhog trapping , emergency groundhog removal, groundhog exclusion and more. Our wildlife control experts are experienced in removing groundhogs from places such as underneath decks, sheds and patios, along foundations, crawlspaces, rock walls, impoundments and many other difficult locations. We are a full services wildlife removal company and also provide services such as attic clean outs, insulation replacement, wildlife damage repair, chimney capping, vent screening, gutter cleaning, fence installation and more. If your home or property is being invaded by groundhogs give us a call today and ask how we can help you! 610-999-2606.

 

grndhg1Seitz Wildlife Services is a family run business located in Drexel Hill, Pa. We specialize in the humane removal of all wildlife from all types of locations and situations. Common complaints that we handle are removal of groundhogs from underneath a patio, deck or shed, groundhog control of garden devastation, groundhog exclusion from gardens, groundhog trapping, dead animal removal, removal of a sick or injured groundhog from a property and more.We are not your average pest control company or groundhog exterminator. We are a poison free wildlife removal company specifically handling all types of animal control situations in a safe and humane manner.

 

 

grndhg2Groundhogs are one of the more common mammals here in Pa. They emerge in the spring after hibernation in search of food. This can become a nuisance as they tend to destroy and eat valuable shrubs, plants and gardens from our properties. These mammals are herbivores so dine on grasses and other vegetation, including berries and items found in people’s gardens. They will also eat insects including grubs, snails and beetles. They often weigh around six or eight pounds when full grown. Groundhogs are diurnal which means they are most active in the early morning and around dusk. In the wild the average life span is 6-8 years. These mammals do hibernate and when they wake in March or April they are ready to enter the breeding season. The female gestation period is around 31 days during which time the male stays with her in the den they create together. Once the babies are born the male leaves. A female groundhog will give birth to a litter of 2-6 babies. The babies will nurse for about six weeks before moving out to find their own den.

 

grndhg3Groundhogs tend to enjoy living in open spaces where they have a lot of access to vegetation and other food staples. They like to find soft ground that lends itself well to their building dens and burrows. A groundhog’s tunnel can have five or more entrances and exits so that more than one groundhog may use it as an escape. These mammals have been known to shuffle up a tree to check out their surroundings or to take a quick swim when needed but generally prefer living in open areas where it is easy for them to forage and find veggies to feed on. Groundhogs are major diggers and have been known to create tunnels that have up to fifty feet of tunnel spacing. They use their burrows for everything from hibernating to raising their families. In the process of their creating these dens they have been found to move more than 700 pounds of dirt. Because of the large amount of digging and burrowing these mammals do, they can cause a fair amount of property destruction and even damage to foundations of buildings when they dig too close to structures.

Some common complaints that we get from these animals are the eating of vegetables and flowers from gardens. This can become a headache to a homeowner who has put time and money into their yard, only to have this critter come in and eat it all in a day. Their digging habits can also cause concern as these extra-large rodents build burrows and dens to live to close to our homes. When built near the foundation of a home or out building large mounds of dirt are excavated. Additionally, if accidentally cornered these mammals can be quite fierce, attempting to attack rather than flee. They can carry rabies and caution should be used when near them. They have been known to carry fleas, ticks and and parasitic worms that can be passed onto pets and humans. Moreover they create holes and tunnels compromising the ground in such a manner that horses can get a leg stuck and broken, as well as other animals or children who don’t notice the holes before stepping into them.

DELAWARE COUNTY, PA   ARDMORE 19003, BROOMALL 19008, BRYN MAWR 19010, CHESTER 19013, ASTON 19014, BROOKHAVEN 19015, CLIFTON HEIGHTS 19018, CRUM LYNNE 19022, DARBY 19023, DREXEL HILL 19026, EDGEMONT 19028, ESSINGTON 19029, FOLCROFT 19032, FOLSOM 19033, GLENOLDEN 19036, GRADYVILLE 19039, HAVERFORD 19041, HOLMES 19043, LANSDOWNE 19050, LENNI 19052, GARNET VALLEY 19060, MARCUS HOOK 19061, MEDIA 19063, SPRINGFIELD 19064, MORTON 19070, NEWTOWN SQUARE 19073, NORWOOD 19074, PROSPECT PARK 19076, RIDLEY PARK 19078, SHARON HILL 19079, WAYNE 19080, SWARTHMORE 19081, UPPER DARBY 19082, HAVERTOWN 19083, VILLANOVA 19085, WALLINGFORD 19086, 19087, 19088, 19089, 19091,WOODLYN 19094, WYNNEWOOD 19096, CHADDSFORD 19317, CHEYNEY 19319, THORNTON 19373,

CHESTER COUNTY, PA PAOLI 19301, AVONDALE 19311, BERWYN 19312, CHATHAM 19318, COATESVILLE 19320, DEVON 19333, DOWNINGTOWN 19335,EXTON 19341, GLEN MILLS 19342, GLENMOORE 19343, HONEY BROOK 19344, KENNETT SQUARE 19348, LANDENBERG 19350, MALVERN 19355, NEW LONDON 19360, OXFORD 19363, THORNDALE 19372, UNIONVILLE 19375, WEST CHESTER 19380, 19381, 19382, 19383, 19388, WEST GROVE 19390, WESTTOWN 19395, CHESTER SPRINGS 19425, PHOENIXVILLE 19460, POTTSTOWN 19465, SPRING CITY 19475, UWCHLAN 19480, VALLEY FORGE 19481, 19482, 19493, 19494, 19495, 19496, MORGANTOWN 19543,

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA PENNSBURG 18073, PERKIOMENVILLE 18074, RED HILL 18076, SUMNEYTOWN 18084, EARLINGTON 18918, MONTGOMERYVILLE 18936, SOUDERTON 18964, TELFORD 18969, ABINGTON 19001, AMBLER 19002, ARDMORE 19003, BALA CYNWYD 19004, HUNTINGDON VALLEY 19006, BRYN MAWR 19010, CHELTENHAM 19012, ELKINS PARK 19027, FLOURTOWN 19031, FORT WASHINGTON 19034, GLADWYNE 19035, HATBORO 19040, HAVERFORD 19041, HORSHAM 19044, JENKINTOWN 19046, MERION STATION 19066, NARBERTH 19072, VILLANOVA 19085, WAYNE 19087, WILLOW GROVE 19090, WYNNEWOOD 19096, NORRISTOWN 19401, 19403, 19404, KING OF PRUSSIA 19406, BLUE BELL 19422, 19424, COLLEGEVILLE 19426, CONSHOHOCKEN 19428, 19429, FREDERICK 19435, GWYNEDD 19436, 19437, HARLEYSVILLE 19438, HATFIELD 19440, LAFAYETTE HILL 19444, LANSDALE 19446, NORTH WALES 19454, 19455, OAKS 19456, PLYMOTH MEETING 19462, POTTSTOWN 19464, ROYERSFORD 19468, SCHWENKSVILLE 19473, SKIPPACK 19474, ZIEGLERVILLE 19492,

BUCKS COUNTY, PA GREEN LANE 18054, PENNSBURG 18073, DOYLESTOWN 18901, CHALFONT 18914, DUBLIN 18917, NEW HOPE 18938, NEWTOWN 18940, QUAKERTOWN 18951, RICHBORO 18954, SELLERSVILLE 18960, SOUDERTON 18964, WARMINSTER 18974, HUNTINGDON VALLEY 19006, BRISTOL 19007, BENSALEM 19020, HATBORO 19040, LANGHORNE 19047, FORT WASHINGTON 19048, 19049, LEVITTOWN 19054, 19055, 19056, 19057, 19058, MORRISVILLE 19067, HATFIELD 19440, PHILADELPHIA 19113

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY, PA OVERBROOK 19151, 19140, CHESTNUT HILL 19118, EAST FALLS 19129, EAST GERMANTOWN 19138, FAIRMONT 19121, 19130, FOX CHASE 19111, GERMANTOWN 19144, MANAYUNK 19127, MIDDLE CITY 19101, 19102, 19103, MT AIRY 19119, OAK LANE 19126, PASSYUNK 19148,RICHMOND  19134, ROXBOROUGH 19128, SCHUYLKILL 19146, SPRING GARDEN 19122, 19123, TACONY 19135, UNIVERSITY CITY 19104