Ground Squirrel Control and Extermination

Ground squirrel (Spermophilus pygmaeus) standing in the grass.

Utah Gopher Control does not use any products that leave residual or systemic poisons dangerous to pets, livestock or children.

Ground Squirrels are another burrowing rodent that we exterminate and control. Squirrels burrow in much the same way as voles because they do not seal the holes on their tunnels. Ground squirrels in lawns tend to tunnel in a straight line, leaving linear patches of yellow grass on the surface. What has happened when this occurs is that the squirrels have eaten the roots of the grass, killing it from beneath the surface and the pathway of their tunnel is visible by the discolored grass.

The open holes that ground squirrels are much larger than vole holes and the tunnel systems appear to be larger in diameter than gopher tunnels as well.

Ground squirrels are very susceptible to carbon monoxide and using this method is very effective.

You will know if you have ground squirrels if you see large open holes. You will also see the squirrels on the surface because Ground squirrels come out of their burrows to eat and sun themselves. They will stay on the surface until they fell threatened and then they will scurry back underground. You will see their short tail standing up as they run.  They are most active in the evenings and early mornings.