Ground Squirrel Removal Strategies
If you have woken up to the sound of scurrying above your head, you may have a problem with squirrels in your attic. Before you spend time and money creating clever ways to trap squirrels on your property, call the experts at Trutech to perform a humane ground squirrel removal. Whether you come across a squirrel dead or alive, you can trust that the experts at Trutech have the skills and tools necessary for environmentally sensitive ground squirrel removal and ground squirrel control.
Our team of dedicated experts at committed to helping your regain your peace of mind and your property. Don’t wait until ground squirrels have destroyed your yard and your sanity with their deep burrows and constant digging- Call in a team of specialists from Trutech today!
Ground Squirrel Problem
Signs a Ground Squirrel is on Your Property
There are over 200 different species of squirrels, one of which is the ground squirrel which only lives on land. Squirrels, also referred to as ground squirrels, are commonly found across most parts of the United States, especially in the Northeast and Northwest. Ground squirrels are known for their ability to stand on their back legs when they spot danger or are communicating with other members of their family. Ground squirrels live predominantly in burrows underneath the ground, especially during the winter. Squirrels can be dangerous to humans because they have been known to carry diseases. Squirrels who have contracted rabies are highly dangerous. Ticks from ground squirrels can also spread Lyme disease to pets and humans.
Dangers of Ground Squirrel Infestation
In addition to damaging homes, these pests can be a terror for gardeners. Ground squirrels chew on and destroy plastic sprinkler heads and irrigation lines, as well as eat many garden and ornamental plants. Nut and fruit trees, such as apple, orange, almond, peach, and walnut, are favorites. The pests’ burrows can also be destructive. Problems may range from nuisances, like unattractive mounds and holes in lawns, to more serious hazards. Tunnels can collapse under the weight of people or machinery, leading to injury or expensive damage.
Humane Ground Squirrel Removal & Control Strategies
Entry into property
Primarily lawn and garden pests, ground squirrels rarely enter homes. However, their tunneling can affect the safety of houses. The pests’ burrow systems have been known to undermine foundations and weaken the banks of ditches, causing flooding. Since a ground squirrel can sneak into a yard under almost any kind of fence or barrier, controlling them without help can be extremely difficult.
Trapping & Removal
While commercial traps are available for ground squirrels, they usually don’t provide a solution for infestations. If available food sources attracted one of these pests, they are likely to attract even more. Trapped adults may also leave behind young who will die without their care, leaving further removal issues to deal with. Call the wildlife professionals at Trutech for help with elimination and exclusion.
Prevention & Exclusion
Hyper-alert to noise and movement, ground squirrels are easy to frighten away for short-term relief. Inflated beach balls or plastic bags that move in the wind may scare them off, though these tricks get less effective as the pests get used to them. To protect gardens, homeowners can add strong-smelling plants that ground squirrels tend to avoid such as daffodils, grape hyacinths, and crown imperials.