Wild Things LLC ®  Fairfield County Connecticut wildlife control and trapping

Stamford 203-602-3343           
Norwalk 203-854-4848           
Stratford 203-375-1211

Woodchuck Removal

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???


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

Here is Connecticuts wildlife informational fact sheet

We are members of The Connecticut Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators Association, The National Wildlife Control Operators Association (founding member) and The Wildlife Society. We service the following Connecticut towns: Milford, Stratford, Trumbull, Shelton, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Weston, Westport, Redding, Ridgefield, Wilton, Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich 1655 north ave stratford ct 06614 USA
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