Surprise! Before the next day, most of the holes reappear! Fill it again and the same thing happens. Those ground squirrels are persistent little diggers.
Why doesn't filling in ground squirrel holes using a shovel work?
Shoveling in the holes is often unsuccessful, because the hole is topped off with dirt. The ground squirrel is hiding in a lower portion of the tunnel system and they dig their way out as soon as you leave the area.
What is the best way to fill ground squirrel holes?
The Burrow Blocker machine is a fast, easy, and effective way of filling in ground squirrel holes.The patented machine pumps a slurry of sand and water into the hole. The water is absorbed into the soil and all that remains is the sand. The burrows and tunnels are completely filled from the bottom up.
|Mike & Pepper using the Burrow Blocker machine to fill a ground squirrel hole.|
Here's a video of the Burrow Blocker in action:
|The water is absorbed into the soil and all that is left is the sand. |
This filled hole has Pepper's paw of approval!
Getting rid of ground squirrel holes is a form of habitat modification. By completing filling the hole, the ground squirrel's underground condo containing its stored food and bedding is gone. It's a simple IPM Solution that gets rid of the dangers of the hole and the ground squirrel at the same time.