Also known as ‘woodchucks’, groundhogs aren’t generally known for posing serious health risks to humans. However, they do carry annoying parasites like ticks, which can infect people and other domestic animals.
The biggest problem with groundhogs comes as a result of their burrowing: costly safety hazards from damaged property.
Since they’re the type of animal that ‘tunnels’, they’ll dig underneath foundations, decks, garages, porches, sheds, cables, and other structures and outbuildings. This burrowing can cause significant electrical and structural problems to properties – as well as cause extensive damage to gardens and yards.