Groundhog standing on a grassy lawn - Groundhog Removal


Groundhogs might seem harmless, but their presence can quickly cause problems. They damage gardens, disrupt outdoor spaces, and threaten the structural integrity of your property. Effective Groundhog Removal is essential to protect your home and maintain its beauty. Let’s explore three main reasons to manage groundhogs: structural integrity, landscape protection, and maintaining cleanliness and aesthetics.

1. Structural Integrity

Groundhog burrows can damage foundations, sidewalks, and buildings. Removing them helps prevent these hazards.

2. Landscape Protection

Groundhogs’ digging and feeding can ruin gardens and landscaping. Controlling them preserves your plants and outdoor beauty.

3. Cleanliness and Aesthetics

Effective groundhog control keeps your property clean and attractive, ensuring your outdoor areas look their best.


At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we are proficient in addressing groundhog concerns, ensuring their safe and effective removal to keep your property tranquil and secure. Here’s our method for managing these issues:

  • Humane Groundhog Solutions: We employ the safest and most humane practices for groundhog removal, prioritizing the welfare of these animals while ensuring our clients’ satisfaction.

  • Comprehensive Evaluations: Our specialists perform thorough evaluations to identify signs of groundhog activity. This includes looking for large dirt piles along garages, outbuildings, house sides, or ground-level decks, which indicate active burrows.

  • Effective Prevention Strategies: After addressing the immediate groundhog problem, we implement strategies to prevent future intrusions. This includes excluding groundhogs from vulnerable areas like ground-level decks and outbuildings and backfilling burrows to reduce the chance of other animals occupying them. Our groundhog control methods ensure long-term solutions.

  • Environmentally Friendly Practices: Our techniques are environmentally responsible, safeguarding your family and minimizing the impact on the local ecosystem. We use methods that are safe for both people and wildlife.

  • Customized Solutions: Recognizing that each groundhog situation is unique, we craft tailored plans for removal and prevention to meet your specific needs effectively. Our groundhog control solutions are designed to address the particular circumstances of your property and groundhog activity.


At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we go beyond simple pest control; we offer humane solutions that address the specific challenges posed by groundhogs.

Our process integrates thorough evaluations, compassionate removal methods, and proactive prevention strategies to keep your property inviting and free from groundhogs. Our dedication to precision and care at every stage ensures the long-term safety and tranquility of your property.


Encountering other unwelcome wildlife or pests? At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we’re equipped to handle any wildlife or pest challenge you might face:

Comprehensive Wildlife Solutions
Is a raccoon rummaging through your trash? Are squirrels nesting in your attic? We manage all types of wildlife issues with professionalism and care, ensuring they are safely and humanely relocated.

Insect Problems Solved
Facing a termite infestation or ants in your kitchen? Our targeted control strategies effectively eradicate these pests, keeping your home bug-free.

Rodent Control
Discovering mice or rats in your living areas? Don’t worry. Our rodent control methods are quick, thorough, and designed to keep your home permanently rodent-free.


Bats nesting in attic space

Groundhogs can be elusive, but recognizing their signs is crucial for effective management. Here’s what to watch for:

1. Distinctive Behaviors

Look for visible burrow entrances near building foundations or in your garden. These openings indicate groundhogs are likely creating burrows nearby.

2. Visible Damage

Check for disrupted soil and damaged plants in your garden or landscaping. Such damage often suggests groundhog burrowing or feeding activities.

3. Tracks and Trails

Observe tracks with large, flat-footed prints and mounds of dirt nearby. These signs usually indicate frequent groundhog paths and burrow entrances.


  • Damage To Lawn or Garden

  • Large Piles of Dirt

  • Droppings

  • Uneven Soil

Frequently Asked Questions

We utilize our extensive experience with a humane, environmentally conscious approach, customized to each groundhog situation.

We respond promptly, typically scheduling evaluations within 1-2 business days, tailored to your needs and seasonal conditions.

Our methods include a range of eco-friendly and humane techniques, such as live trapping and secure exclusion strategies, to effectively handle your groundhog issues.

Absolutely. We prioritize the safety of your family and pets, using gentle, non-toxic methods suitable for residential environments.

We offer professional advice on maintaining your property and necessary modifications, like closing off access points and habitat adjustments, to effectively prevent groundhog reentry.

Why Choose Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Control

Take Care Of Your Pest Problem Today

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

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If you are looking for someone who does a great job, is thorough, is dedicated to making your home a priority-Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management is you’re only source for pest management. Best of the Best!

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Our office is next to a restaurant so pest control is a constant battle. Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management were discreet and efficient. We have not seen any pests since working with them.

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We had a pest problem and the entire team was very responsive! From the phone staff to Ronnie coming out to the property. He was very helpful in explaining our issue and how we were going to treat it. Thank you!

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Bobcat Wildlife & Pest were very helpful. They were prompt and went over and above in their service to us. We will definitely recommend them to our family and friends.
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Bobcat Wildlife and Pest installed Incide PC™ insulation in our attic space. They were quick, quiet, and did a great job. Our home is warmer and more comfortable now. Well worth it!

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Highly recommend this group!!! Within 24 hours of my “something stinks” panic call, one of the techs, Ronnie, was at our place taking care of the animals that found their final resting place in our vents… and patched it up so we wouldn’t have this happen again. On-time, efficient, and very knowledgeable!!

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