How do I get rid of ground squirrels?


The University of California suggests that one way of getting rid of ground squirrels is to trap them. This process requires a trap, bait and a covered box.

  1. Choose a type of trap

    Start by choosing a type of trap. It's best to avoid live-catch traps, because disposal is tricky. Ground squirrels are considered pests, and it's illegal to release them at another location. The best bet is to choose between a box trap or tunnel trap.

  2. Set the trap

    Place the trap on the ground near a squirrel burrow or runway to improve the chance of the squirrel seeing and responding to the bait. Then set up the trap by placing the bait, such as barley, oats, walnuts or almonds, behind the trigger. Let the squirrels become comfortable around the trap before setting the trigger.

  3. Cover the trap

    Place the trap in a covered box in order to reduce the danger to pets or children. This is especially important in order to prevent endangered non-target wildlife, such as kit foxes and burrowing owls, from trying to take the bait. Leave a small entrance in the box about 3 inches wide.

  4. Check the trap

    After the trap is set, check it at least once a day. Remove the dead squirrels immediately. When disposing of them, wear protective gear to prevent diseases.

Q&A Related to "How do I get rid of ground squirrels?"
I would suggest a no kill way of getting rid of them. You can simply take a clean gallon jug and fill it halfway with warm water. Next, wait for your ground squirrel to return to
1. Remove any food that is found in your yard. This includes pet food. Keep your outdoor garbage cans covered so that any food smells found inside will not be able to permeate the
Get a dog. Or a neighbors dog to get the scent or let it poop or pee to mark its territory.
To treat boils, use moisture. For 30 minutes, 3 or 4 times per day, use a warm and wet compress on the boil. Afterward, wash with antibacterial soap.
1 Additional Answer Answer for: how to get rid of ground squirrels
How to Get Rid of Ground Squirrels
Squirrels can be harmful to your garden, landscape and home. There are some ways to rid your perimeter and household of ground squirrels with different scents or repellents and a strategic enclosure system, although squirrels are very difficult to catch... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
Explore this Topic
Ground squirrels are mainly herbivores. However, they sometimes eat insects. Some of their favorite foods are seeds, fruit, nuts, and grains. They will eat them ...
In order to get rid of ground bees, you need to first locate their nest. Next, you will have to prepare to kill the bees. Spraying Raid is your best option. Spray ...
When squirrels get into a yard or garden, they can destroy vegetation and other plants. In order to get rid of squirrels, it is often necessary to spread repellants ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014