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Similar in size and appearance to groundhogs and woodchucks, marmots are the largest member of the squirrel family. They live in colonies with numerous individuals and are found primarily in the Western United States. These rodents pester gardeners and farmers with their burrowing and feeding activities.

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Marmots can grow up to 2 feet in length and weigh nearly 12 pounds. Males are larger than females, though both genders have sturdy bodies and short, wide heads. Their coats are varying shades of brown with noticeable patches of yellowish fur on the sides of their necks. In rare instances, marmots appear dark brown or even black. They have short legs, small ears, front claws for digging, and furry tails. The rodents resemble overgrown squirrels.

DIET

Herbivorous, marmots subsist off diets of grasses and other vegetation. Some of their favorite foods include berries and other fruits, lichens, mosses, vegetables, flowers, and roots.

HABITAT

Found in forested areas, arid plains, and mountain ranges, marmots are adaptable and survive in a number of climates. They create burrows in which they raise their young, hide from predators, and hibernate. These nests have many tunnels branching off the main passageways and often connect to other burrows in the surrounding area. Unlike prairie dogs and groundhogs, marmots can inhabit areas of high elevation and will burrow into rocky outcrops, which allows them to better observe their surroundings.

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

Easy access to their favorite foods attract marmots to private properties where they then establish burrows. While they may den under patios and decks, the rodents are not known to enter homes or buildings for any reason.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

As avid burrowers, marmots cause extensive damage to properties in search of food and shelter. They are detrimental to the agricultural industry and leave landscapes looking mowed as a result of their voracious feeding. Additionally, marmots carry diseases like plague, which can be harmful to both humans and pets. Finally, various parasites such as ticks, fleas, and mites may live on marmots and be transferred to pets.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

The easiest way to stop marmots from invading yards, fields, and gardens is to erect fences around the attractive areas. As the rodents are adept climbers and exceptional diggers, fences should be buried at least a foot into the ground and stand at least four feet high. Electrifying fences reinforce their usefulness.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

Much like any wild animal, cornered marmots scratch, claw, and bite in order to escape perceived danger. Since the rodents also transmit dangerous diseases, individuals should contact our trained wildlife removal specialists when facing marmot problems. Trutech professionals can take care of marmot infestations safely and humanely.


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