How do I keep ground squirrels from burrowing under my new paver patio

Deborah Flynn
by Deborah Flynn
We've had to reset several bricks. We cover up the entry hole with dirt, rocks, etc. and they just keep reappearing. Any suggestions?

  6 answers
  • Pam Pam on Jan 15, 2018

    Trap and terminate. They multiple so fast if you don't.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jan 15, 2018

    Squirrels do not like Blood Meal. If you sprinkle this at the entrance holes it may deter them from returning. You could also try household ammonia on a rag, in a small plastic bag, cut the corner and then install in the holes. The ammonia permeates the area and they scatter.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jan 16, 2018

    They also don't like hot pepper flakes. Scatter some of that around to deter them

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 03, 2023

    Agree with Shoshana, they don't like hot pepper, you'll have to reapply after it rains.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 07, 2023

    Purchase a product called Repels All. It's a granulated, organic substance that irritates their nasal passages. I guarantee they won't come back after a couple of times. Sprinkle around the entire perimeter of your paver patio. Don't forget to cover your nose when sprinkling Repels All - I've gotten a bloody nose more than once and it always bothers me if I don't cover up. Reapply after a rain. It's important that you kill burrowing chippies because they'll continue to do damage. Revert to setting spring traps or putting poison peanuts down the hole.