Woodchucks ( a.k.a. Groundhogs ) are the largest members of the squirrel family in the United States. These animals commonly invade cropland and vegetable gardens, eating or destroying vegetables and landscape plants. Woodchucks are generally found in open and closed forests and brushy areas. In agricultural districts, they live along creeks, pastures, brush ravines, and wooded lot edges. They will also excavate large unsightly burrows in fields, golf courses, cemeteries, lawns, and landscaping beds leaving mounds of soil at the dig site. Woodchucks become more of a nuisance when they excavate burrows along and beneath your home and building foundations. Control and Elimination Methods can include……. Habitat Modification and Harassment, Live Trapping by a Licensed Trapper, and Exclusion.