Asked on Oct 10, 2017

How do you get rid of ground squirrels?

Debbie/Dragonfly TreasureBetsyCynthia
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I HAVE GROUND SQUIRRELS BORRING UNDER MY PATEO AND SIDEWALK. DISTROYING MY FLOWER BEDS. I HAVE BOUGHT POISEN FOR GETTING RID OF THEM BUT IT DIDNT DO ANY GOOD, JUST EXPENSIVE.

9 answers
  • Laura Pettit
    on Oct 10, 2017

    we bought a live trap and moved them to way out in the country side. Don't release them anywhere within miles of your house or they come back
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 10, 2017

    are you sure they are not voles
  • War15939090
    on Oct 11, 2017

    Since I see you have tried poison I'll throw this out there, get a couple of 5 gallon buckets and fill them half way with water, sprinkle black sunflower seeds on top of the water, place it where you know the animals are, place a board from ground to top of the bucket and sprinkle a few seeds on the board, the squirrels eat the seeds on the board go to the top of the board, see the seeds down below and jump in to get to the seeds on the water, they drown so take bucket and empty the whole thing out somewhere and go back home and repeat until you figure you've gotten rid of all of them. Good luck

    • Trish
      on Oct 11, 2017

      Horrible!!! Sprinkle medicated powder (dollar store) where you don't want them to hang out or use a humane trap and drop them off in the woods. Jesus, Mary & Joseph .... karma?
  • Kelly Denoyer Russell
    on Oct 11, 2017

    i took out 36 chipmunks one summer doing what Warren just suggested. Had 6 in my first bucket and then 2-4 every bucket after that.
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 11, 2017

    Put a mouse trap baited with peanut butter by the holes (entrance and exits are numerous for chipmunks). The snap scares the bejesus out of them and they don't come back for a while. I have even seen where the hole was closed up. I haven't caught one in the trap yet, but they stay away for a good period of time and seem to abandon that hole. You will never be rid of them, they are fairly prolific and will always be around looking for food. I also have an area that I put out scraps like stale nuts, cookies cereal, even some bird food (mine are not fond of dried corn part) I also pile up nuts that I find on the ground under trees when I go somewhere. I find they don't dig up holes in my planters if I keep them happy. In the veggie garden I drop some of the little tomatoes, like cherry and grape that have split and usually find they are kept cleaned up and they leave the rest of the veggies alone.
  • Moira
    on Oct 11, 2017

    Critterator. You can buy these at a hardware store- They plug in to an outlet. Just plug it in as close as you can to where the varmits are doing the damage. As long as the red light on top is blinking, it's working. I've had these little suckers chew up my air conditioning vents under the house. Talk about expensive!!! The sound keeps them far away.
  • Cynthia
    on Oct 11, 2017

    Really people poison, drowning😭. Used cat litter. Moth balls. Even rubber snakes.
  • Betsy
    on Sep 24, 2018

    Hi Sno. Poison is never a good option for any animal. Basically, you can't get rid of squirrels. Feed them somewhere else, and remember, everything needs to eat, so if you can, learn to enjoy the little buggers. I will say that they climb up my peach trees and throw peaches at me, but that's only when I forget to put something out for them:) If they are chewing on your plants, spray with a mixture of 3/4 water and 1/4 oil of clove (you can get it in the candy making section of the store, it's a bottle about 2 1/2 inches high and only costs a couple of bucks). Put this in a spray bottle and spray whatever you don't want chewed or clawed. Works for cats and dogs, too. Won't harm them, smells great, tastes terrible:( Good luck

  • Debbie/Dragonfly Treasure
    on Sep 24, 2018

    Get a bag of blood meal from the nursery, spread through garden. The squirrels don't like blood smell at all and it also is a mild fertilizer

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