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The Squirrel Guy & Squirrel Lady

"Hey! You're the Squirrel People!" 

It's been 5 years since someone first called Mike and I that at a school facilities conference. We weren't quite sure how to react - at least they knew who we were.


Burrow Blocker -Green Ground Squirrel Control and Fills the Holes
Mike at the Burrow Blocker booth
Now we are used to being the Squirrel People. Mike is the Squirrel Guy that builds our patented Burrow Blocker and directs the Burrow Blocker service team. You'll also see Mike with Pepper, his black lab, in our videos and flyers.
Burrow Blocker Sales and Service
Mike & Pepper demonstrating the Burrow Blocker.

I am the Squirrel Lady that you'll find at PAPA Seminars, County Ag and AgSafe classes, providing continuing education for pest control licensing. Contact me if you want to learn more about ground squirrels and organic ways to deal with them or if you want to learn how the Burrow Blocker machine can solve your ground squirrel or prairie dog problems.

Lisa & Sedona


My brother, Mike Tikalsky, and our Dad, John, invented and patented the Burrow Blocker machine. We have a family ranch in beautiful Northern California that's home to horses, llamas, pygmy goats, cows, sheep, dogs and cats - and it used to have a booming ground squirrel population. Keeping our horses and family safe from ground squirrels and their holes motivated the invention the Burrow Blocker. 

Organic Green Solution to burrowing rodents
John testing one of the first Burrow Blocker models.


The Burrow Blocker machine is now used at airports, schools, athletic fields, colleges, business parks, ranches, organic farms, orchards, housing developments, refineries, campgrounds, and city, county & state parks throughout the United States.

Please call (925) 634-9204 or email me to learn more about Burrow Blocker or to talk about ground squirrels.

Another option is visiting me in person. If you need California DPR continuing education units, I'll be speaking at the upcoming PAPA Seminars:

10/10/18   Bakersfield
11/13/18   Oxnard

Lisa, the Squirrel Lady

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