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Controlling Ground Squirrels in Lakeport County

This summer, I got to know Peter Breen. He is concerned about the environment and actually does something about it. Along with his lovely wife, Ione, and his son, Leon Ingebrigtsen, he runs Lakeport Farms. They grow organic walnuts and grapes in Lakeport County, California. Peter is a highly intelligent, high energy guy that always makes me smile.
When Peter called inquiring about the Burrow Blocker, I felt like he was selling me on the concept behind the workings of the machine. He loved the idea of controlling the ground squirrels through habitat modification. It wasn't long before John and Mike were on their way up to Lakeport to deliver a Burrow Blocker to Peter, Ione and Leon. Better than having me try to explain Peter's experience with ground squirrels and the Burrow Blocker, read it in his own words:
 "We have nine acres of walnuts and some 100 grape vines (Lakeport Farms). We were being overrun with ground squirrels this year. We would drive down the driveway and i…

Is it a Ground Squirrel or a Gopher?

Do you know the difference between a Ground Squirrel and a Gopher?
If you are battling burrowing rodents on your property, after awhile you might just start channeling Carl Spackler, Bill Murray's character in the movie, Caddyshack.
Remember when Sandy McFiddish, the head groundskeeper of the golf course told Carl, in his rich Scottish accent, "Carl, I want you to kill all the golfers on the golf course."?
Carl replied, " Correct me if I'm wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers they'll lock me up and throw away the key."
Sandy yelled, " Not golfers, you great fool! Gophers, rodents! THE LITTLE BROWN, FURRY THINGS!"
Carl replied, "We can do that. We don't even need a reason."


Remember that destructive dancing gopher in Caddyshack? (Be patient...it has a long intro.) Most of the people that visit this blog, do have a reason. They want those destructive diggers to just stop destroying their land and devouring their crops. The …

Got Ground Squirrels?

I've got him cornered!


Now what? If you are relying on Rocky for your ground squirrel control,  you'd better call Burrow Blocker!
http://www.burrowblocker.com