Our client in Sinking Spring PA was having groundhogs and skunks burrowing under their shed. The homeowners tried to keep them out using 1/2 hardware cloth but they didn’t install it deep enough into the soil. This allowed the groundhogs and skunks to simply dig under the hardware cloth and get back under the shed.
We use a product called Dig Defence to keep animals such as groundhogs and skunks from getting under sheds, porches, and decks.
Dig Defence is a commercial grade, steel fencing material that is installed into the ground surrounding a structure. It is 15″ tall which means that we are able to install it DEEP into the ground preventing ALL wildlife and animals from digging under it.
Since it is made from thick gauge steel, animals are unable to move or bend it. In fact, we need to use bolt cutters and grinders to cut the Dig Defence to the lengths that we need for install. How’s that for commercial grade!
This project in Sinking Spring really highlights the difference between using a DIY Homeowner method and a commercial grade product for keeping animals out from under structures. The 1/2″ hardware cloth would have been much more effective had it been installed to a depth of at least 12″ and had a bend outward to it.
To install hardware cloth in this manner, a trench must be dug to at least a foot in depth and about 6-8″ wide. This allows the hardware cloth to be installed deep enough and facilitate the bend outward which is necessary.
By using Dig Defence, we do not need to dig a trench. We simply place the piece of Dig Defence where it needs to go and tap it with a hammer to get it started. Then, using the Dig Defence installation tool and a pole driver, we install each piece to depth.
Dig Defence works great to keep animals such as groundhogs, skunks, cats, raccoons, and opossum from starting a home under your shed, porch, or deck. Since it is installed flush with the structure, it is sturdy, secure, and is barely noticeable.
We are the EXPERTS at getting animals out from under structures and KEEPING them out! Prudential Pest Solutions is a VETERAN and FAMILY owned and operated pest control and wildlife control company. We are licensed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission to humanely and safely handle and remove ANY wildlife issue you have.
As a Marine Corps Veteran with a degree in biology from Penn State University, I promise you haven’t met a wildlife control specialist like me before!
If animals are constantly getting under your structures and you are tired of trapping and removing them, it’s time to permanenately shut them out!
Dig Defence is the BEST product for keeping those nuisance wildlife out from under your sheds, porches, and decks.
Prudential Pest Solutions services Sinking Spring PA and the surrounding areas including Berks County, Chester County, Lancaster County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Lebanon County, and ALL of South Eastern Pennsylvania.
If you need to keep wildlife out from under your structures, call or text the professionals at (484) 401-4361!