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Ground Squirrels - Farm Rodent Pests

Ever feel like you are raising ground squirrels? Like their mouse relatives, ground squirrels seek out farms and act like they own the place. They take over pastures, barns and even the animal pens.
Llama ground squirrel control

Llamas aren't into sharing their space with rodents. Even the calm and peaceful llama can be pushed over the edge by destructive ground squirrels. When the ground squirrel least expects it, the llama will chase after him and may even stomp him to death. 

Llamas aren't known as an effective form of ground squirrel control, but with the proper training, this might be a lucrative business opportunity. LOL


Prairie dog and ground squirrel control

Ground squirrels also like farms because they can pick their own fresh food in the fields or steal food from the farm animals. Chicken feed is one of the favorites and they probably think of it as squirrel feed. Pay attention to how much food your chickens eat. They may not be the big eaters you think they are. Try putting up a surveillance camera and you may be surprised by how many ground squirrels stop by to dine at the chicken coop.


On a farm, an over abundance of ground squirrels can be a costly and destructive problem. If your dog isn't able to keep their population under control, you need to look for alternatives. Call (925) 634-9204 or email me to discuss green solutions.

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

3/14/18 - Sacramento
3/27/18 - Fresno
3/28/18 - Victorville
4/11/18 - Salinas
4/18/18 - San Leandro

~Lisa

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