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Prairie Dog Control

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Prairie Dog Removal Strategies

If you have noticed prairie dog burrows destroying your yard, then it is time to call in a team of experts at Trutech. Prairie dog burrows are an annoying yard problem for any homeowner, but one that can easily be fixed with the help of Trutech’s prairie dog removal specialists. Our specialists have the tools and knowledge that it takes to save your yard from destruction from prairie dogs. Using our prairie dog removal services will help you keep your yard looking as pristine as the rest of your home without lifting a finger.

Our humane mole traps and other prairie control services are sure to solve your problems without weighing heavy on your heart. Whether you are searching for mole control, trapping, or removal services, you can be confident that you are doing it in the most environmentally sensitive way. Don’t wait until prairie dogs have destroyed your yard and property to call in a team of experts at Trutech.

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Prairie Dog Problem

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Signs a Prairie Dog is on Your Property

Prairie dogs are burrowing rodents found primarily in the southwestern United States. Prairie dogs are squirrel-like rodents that grow to be around 1-3 lbs. These creatures subsist off of primarily plants and vegetation as well as some small insects. To protect themselves from severe cold or hot weather, prairie dogs will dig burrows below the ground.

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Dangers of Prairie Dog Infestation

Tunnel systems created by prairie dogs weaken the soil and cause problems for farm machinery and livestock. Their underground structures can also wreak havoc on irrigation systems, embankments, and roadways. Cattle and other livestock may suffer when prairie dogs invade their pastures since the rodents compete with grazing animals for the same food sources. Additionally, prairie dogs are susceptible to the plague, which is transmitted by ticks and mites and can be spread to humans.

Humane Prairie Dog Removal & Control Strategies

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Entry into property

The rodents become nuisances when they burrow into pastures, fields, and farmland. Since most livestock pastures are open and grassy, prairie dogs find them incredibly attractive places to burrow and feed. The animals will not come into human houses or manmade buildings, but their tunnels may cross below foundations or yards.

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Trapping & Removal

Many trapping and removal options are available to property owners. However, these solutions require the expertise of trained professionals. Individuals should contact Trutech wildlife removal experts as they can assess the situation and execute efficient removal of nuisance prairie dogs.

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Prevention & Exclusion

Prairie dogs are extremely cautious and much prefer to have wide open vantage points when grazing outside of their burrows. Erecting fences near burrow sites can hinder their ability to detect danger and inspire them to move elsewhere. One of the most effective ways for farmers to counter unwanted prairie dog burrowing activities is to plow the affected fields and let them sit crop-free for at least a year. The use of flood irrigation may also discourage the rodents from burrowing in fields.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Plague is probably the most significant disease that these pests carry. The pathogen spreads easily in damp, cold seasons. A prairie dog bite is painful, but surprisingly not the primary form of disease transmission.

The bite of a plague-infected flea is more likely, as these parasites travel on the rodents and discreetly infect humans and pets.

Any contact with the tissue or fluids of an animal stricken with plague is dangerous. This means accidentally touching prairie dog poop, urine, saliva, or fur is unsafe. Plague is treatable but can become deadly if not promptly addressed.

Symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Weakness

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