Woodchuck Nuisance Problems

Fact Sheet

Management of Nuisances: Woodchuck damage can usually be classified into three categories:
  1. Damage to crops caused by feeding in farm fields and/or home gardens.
  2. Burrow holes and dirt mounds which hamper operation of farm equipment and can pose a threat to horses and livestock.
  3. Damage to fruit and ornamental trees caused by woodchucks gnawing for scent marking or clawing to wear down the winter growth of their teeth and sharpen their claws.