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Well we have heard it all about woodchucks, and we can help solve your woodchuck groundhog problem.

We  service the following Connecticut towns for woodchucks: Milford,  Stratford, Trumbull, Shelton, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Weston, Westport, Redding, Ridgefield, Wilton, Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien,  Stamford, Greenwich
 
We can trap woodchucks and woodchuck animal proofing ( wire mesh barrier ) around your deck, shed or porch.
 
To  trap and remove woodchucks, groundhogs and hedgehogs in Greenwich,  Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport,  Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call  Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT  203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211
 
Management of Nuisances:  Woodchucks and groundhogs are one of the most common sources of wildlife  problems experienced by Connecticut homeowners. Woodchucks will eat an  entire garden in a day. Groundhogs and hedgehogs will devour all of your  flowers. Woodchucks and groundhogs will burrow a deep hole and  undermine your patio and pools. Don't let woodchucks and hedgehogs get  the best of you and make you feel like you are in the movie caddy shack!  To trap and remove woodchucks, groundhogs and  hedgehogs in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton,  Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull,  Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT  203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211
 
Woodchucks which have taken up residence under the  porch or house can be excluded by covering all foundation openings with  woven wire fencing. One opening should be left uncovered until no  woodcks remain under the building, such as when they have left to feed  during the day. This can be verified by seeing the woodchuks leave. You  must be careful when using this technique since sealing burrows from  early April to mid-August may leave young woodchucks, groundhogs or  hedgehogs trapped inside. Wild Things will ensure all animals are out  before sealing the final opening. Because woodchuks are adept at  digging, all fencing will be buried. Fencing will also help keep  woodchucks out of gardens if properly built but beware they are good  climbers. To exclude woodchucks in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport,  Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call  Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT  203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211
 
If a woodchuck happens to find its way into the  basement or garage, call Wild Things and we can can remove woodchucks  fast. To prevent future problems with woodchucks groundhogs or hedgehogs and other curious animals, keep basement and garage doors closed. 
Woodchucks often live under decks and shed  close to your garden where they feast on your plants like it is their  private buffet. To remove woodchucks from your  garden in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton,  Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT  203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211
 
Animals that appear sick or that are acting  abnormally should be avoided. The following symptoms may indicate the  presence of rabies or other neurological diseases in mammals: unprovoked aggression, impaired movement, paralysis or lack of coordination,  unusually friendly behavior and disorientation. If you see this  behavior, avoid the animal and notify your local animal control officer.
 
   
Woodchuck Habitat: Fields, fencerows, wooded ravines and rocky outcrops. May also be found under buildings, in culverts and near garbage dumps.
Woodchuck Weight: 4 to 14 pounds.
Woodchuck Length: 21 to 26 inches. Males are somewhat larger than females.
Woodchuck Diet: Grains, nuts, fruits, vegetation, and pretty much anything you plant in your garden.
 
Identification: The woodchuck, also called groundhog,  Whistle pig, marmot or hedgehog is the largest member of the squirrel  family in the state. This stocky, medium-sized mammal is built for  digging with short, strong legs and long, curved claws on the front  feet. The fur ranges from light to dark brown, with lighter guard hairs  giving a frosted appearance. The feet are dark brown to black. The  woodchuck has a short, bushy, almost flattened tail, and small, rounded  ears that can close over the ear openings to keep out debris while the  animal is underground. Males and females are similar in appearance, although males are slightly larger. 
Range: The woodchuck and  groundhog occurs throughout Connecticut and all of the towns in  Fairfield County, and they prefer to live in Greenwich, Stamford, New  Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton,  Trumbull, Monroe, Newtown, Stratford and Milford. The woodchuck is common throughout Connecticut, although they are less common in the mountainous  regions in the northwestern portion of the state. 
Reproduction: Woodchucks  groundhogs, marmots and hedgehogs usually breed in their second year, but a small percentage may breed as a yearling. The breeding season  starts when they emerge from hibernation in early March. Males emerge  from hibernation first in early spring, and begin to search for females.  One male will mate with several females. Some males will remain in the  same den with the female through the 28- to 32-day gestation period. As  birth of the young approaches in April or May, the male will leave the  den. One litter is produced annually, usually containing 2 to 6 blind,  naked, and helpless young. Young woodchucks are weaned and begin  foraging outside the den at 5 to 6 weeks of age, and are ready to seek  their own dens shortly after.
History in Connecticut: The  woodchuck and groundhog is adaptable to a wide range of habitats but prefers areas of open fields with low, brushy vegetation. Early farming  in Connecticut probably increased the suitability of habitat for  woodchucks. As farms were abandoned in the late 1800s, the reverting  fields continued to provide good habitat for the groundhog. But as this  habitat progressed to mature forest, it became less suitable for  woodchucks. The ability of woodchucks to adapt to various habitats has  been advantageous to their populations over the years. The woodchuck's  adaptability allows it to live in urban and suburban areas with only  remnants of undeveloped land. To trap woodchucks,  groundhogs and hedgehogs in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien,  Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe,  Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in  Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211
 
Interesting Facts: Classified as rodents, woodchucks are related to mice, squirrels, porcupines, and beavers.
Woodchucks and groundhogs emit a shrill whistle  when alarmed, followed by a chattering “tchuck, tchuck” sound. They do  not get their name from "chucking" wood, but rather from a corruption of  the Algonquin word "wuchak."
 
Excellent diggers, woodchucks groundhogs and hedgehogs dig both simple  and complex burrow systems, whose depth and length depend on the type of  soil. Most burrows are 25 to 30 feet long and from 2 to 5 feet deep,  with at least 2 entrances, although sometimes more. The main entrance is  often the most conspicuous, with a large mound of freshly dug dirt  nearby. The other less visible entrances are used for escape purposes. A  nesting chamber for sleeping and raising young is found at the end of the main tunnel; a separate toilet chamber helps keep the burrow clean.  Woodchucks may have 2 burrows: a winter den, in a wooded area, that is  deep enough to keep them from freezing, and also a summer den, in open  flat or gently rolling areas.
 
During the warmer months, woodchucks groundhogs and hedgehogs are  commonly seen in early morning or late afternoon. They might sleep in  the sun during midday hours on rocks or logs near the safety of the  burrow entrance. Even while feeding, they usually will not venture more  than a few hundred yards away from the burrow entrance. Woodchucks rely  on their keen hearing and sense of smell to give them enough time to  escape to their dens when danger is near. Their sense of location and  navigation is aided by following scent markings made with secretions  from a gland located in the mouth. Secretions are left on the surface of  saplings, trees, and rocks in their surroundings, especially along  trails from feeding areas to burrows.
 
Woodchucks can be fierce fighters when cornered by potential predators,  which include dogs, coyotes, foxes, bears, bobcats, mink, weasels,  hawks, and owls.
 
Some Connecticut residents will also call woodchucks badgers but woodchcuks are not even related to badgers.  
To trap woodchuks in  Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston,  Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or  Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343  Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211 woodchuck removal woodchuck trapping Woodchuck control

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Woodchuck Information

Did we hear you right? You said "I have a woodchuck in my garden!!!"
Well you might have more than 1 woodchuck in your garden. Sometimes it is a whole family of woodchucks.
Help I have a woodchuck under my porch!!!!
Help I have a woodchuck and her babies under my deck!!!
Help I have a woodchuck and her babies under my shed!!!
Help I have a woodchuck eating all of my flowers!!!
 

Help I have a woodchuck eating all my vegetables!!!

I have a groundhog what is the difference from a woodchuck???
 

We  service the following Connecticut towns for woodchucks: Milford,  Stratford, Trumbull, Shelton, Fairfield, Monroe, Weston,  Westport, Wilton, Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien,  Stamford, Greenwich
 

We can trap woodchucks and woodchuck animal proofing ( wire mesh barrier ) around your deck, shed or porch. 


To trap and remove  woodchucks, groundhogs and hedgehogs in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton,  Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC  in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT  203.375.1211
 

Management of Nuisances:  Woodchucks and groundhogs are one of the most common sources of wildlife  problems experienced by Connecticut homeowners. Woodchucks will eat an  entire garden in a day. Groundhogs and hedgehogs will devour all of your  flowers. Woodchucks and groundhogs will burrow a deep hole and  undermine your patio and pools. Don't let woodchucks and hedgehogs get  the best of you and make you feel like you are in the movie caddy shack!  To trap and remove woodchucks, groundhogs and  hedgehogs in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton,  Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Monroe, Trumbull,  Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT  203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211
 

Woodchucks which have taken up residence under the  porch or house can be excluded by covering all foundation openings with  woven wire fencing. One opening should be left uncovered until no  woodcks remain under the building, such as when they have left to feed  during the day. This can be verified by seeing the woodchuks leave. You  must be careful when using this technique since sealing burrows from  early April to mid-August may leave young woodchucks, groundhogs or  hedgehogs trapped inside. Wild Things will ensure all animals are out  before sealing the final opening. Because woodchuks are adept at  digging, all fencing will be buried. Fencing will also help keep  woodchucks out of gardens if properly built but beware they are good  climbers. To exclude woodchucks in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport,  Fairfield, Easton, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call  Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT  203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211
 

If a woodchuck happens to find its way into the  basement or garage, call Wild Things and we can can remove woodchucks  fast. To prevent future problems with woodchucks groundhogs or hedgehogs and other curious animals, keep basement and garage doors closed. Woodchucks often live under decks and shed  close to your garden where they feast on your plants like it is their  private buffet. To remove woodchucks from your  garden in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Monroe, Trumbull,  Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT  203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211
 

Animals that appear sick or that are acting  abnormally should be avoided. The following symptoms may indicate the  presence of rabies or other neurological diseases in mammals: unprovoked  aggression, impaired movement, paralysis or lack of coordination,  unusually friendly behavior and disorientation. If you see this  behavior, avoid the animal and notify your local animal control officer.
 

Woodchuck Habitat: Fields, fencerows, wooded ravines and rocky outcrops. May also be found under buildings, in culverts and near garbage dumps.
Woodchuck Weight: 4 to 14 pounds.
Woodchuck Length: 21 to 26 inches. Males are somewhat larger than females.
Woodchuck Diet: Grains, nuts, fruits, vegetation, and pretty much anything you plant in your garden.
 

Identification: The woodchuck, also called groundhog,  Whistle pig, marmot or hedgehog is the largest member of the squirrel  family in the state. This stocky, medium-sized mammal is built for  digging with short, strong legs and long, curved claws on the front  feet. The fur ranges from light to dark brown, with lighter guard hairs  giving a frosted appearance. The feet are dark brown to black. The  woodchuck has a short, bushy, almost flattened tail, and small, rounded  ears that can close over the ear openings to keep out debris while the  animal is underground. Males and females are similar in appearance, although males are slightly larger. 

Range: The woodchuck and  groundhog occurs throughout Connecticut and all of the towns in  Fairfield County, and they prefer to live in Greenwich, Stamford, New  Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton,  Trumbull, Monroe, Newtown, Stratford and Milford. The skunk is common throughout Connecticut, although they are less common in the mountainous  regions in the northwestern portion of the state. 

Reproduction: Woodchucks  groundhogs, marmots and hedgehogs usually breed in their second year, but a small percentage may breed as a yearling. The breeding season  starts when they emerge from hibernation in early March. Males emerge  from hibernation first in early spring, and begin to search for females.  One male will mate with several females. Some males will remain in the  same den with the female through the 28- to 32-day gestation period. As  birth of the young approaches in April or May, the male will leave the  den. One litter is produced annually, usually containing 2 to 6 blind,  naked, and helpless young. Young woodchucks are weaned and begin  foraging outside the den at 5 to 6 weeks of age, and are ready to seek  their own dens shortly after.


History in Connecticut: The  woodchuck and groundhog is adaptable to a wide range of habitats but prefers areas of open fields with low, brushy vegetation. Early farming  in Connecticut probably increased the suitability of habitat for  woodchucks. As farms were abandoned in the late 1800s, the reverting  fields continued to provide good habitat for the groundhog. But as this  habitat progressed to mature forest, it became less suitable for  woodchucks. The ability of woodchucks to adapt to various habitats has  been advantageous to their populations over the years. The woodchuck's adaptability allows it to live in urban and suburban areas with only  remnants of undeveloped land. To trap woodchucks,  groundhogs and hedgehogs in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien,  Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in  Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211
 

Interesting Facts: Classified as rodents, woodchucks are related to mice, squirrels, porcupines, and beavers.

Woodchucks and groundhogs emit a shrill whistle  when alarmed, followed by a chattering “tchuck, tchuck” sound. They do  not get their name from "chucking" wood, but rather from a corruption of  the Algonquin word "wuchak."
 

Excellent diggers, woodchucks groundhogs and hedgehogs dig both simple  and complex burrow systems, whose depth and length depend on the type of  soil. Most burrows are 25 to 30 feet long and from 2 to 5 feet deep,  with at least 2 entrances, although sometimes more. The main entrance is often the most conspicuous, with a large mound of freshly dug dirt nearby. The other less visible entrances are used for escape purposes. A nesting chamber for sleeping and raising young is found at the end of the main tunnel; a separate toilet chamber helps keep the burrow clean.  Woodchucks may have 2 burrows: a winter den, in a wooded area, that is  deep enough to keep them from freezing, and also a summer den, in open  flat or gently rolling areas.
 

During the warmer months, woodchucks groundhogs and hedgehogs are  commonly seen in early morning or late afternoon. They might sleep in  the sun during midday hours on rocks or logs near the safety of the  burrow entrance. Even while feeding, they usually will not venture more  than a few hundred yards away from the burrow entrance. Woodchucks rely  on their keen hearing and sense of smell to give them enough time to  escape to their dens when danger is near. Their sense of location and  navigation is aided by following scent markings made with secretions  from a gland located in the mouth. Secretions are left on the surface of  saplings, trees, and rocks in their surroundings, especially along  trails from feeding areas to burrows.
 

Woodchucks can be fierce fighters when cornered by potential predators,  which include dogs, coyotes, foxes, bears, bobcats, mink, weasels,  hawks, and owls.
 

Some Connecticut residents will also call woodchucks badgers but woodchcuks are not even related to badgers.  

To trap woodchuks in  Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston,  Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or  Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343  Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211


Here is Connecticuts wildlife informational fact sheet 

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