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Ground Squirrels Are Digging Up My Driveway!

For such little diggers, ground squirrels can sure cause a great deal of destruction.

Often, I receive calls and emails like these from homeowners, groundskeepers and ranchers:

"The ground squirrels are undermining my driveway!"

"Ground squirrels are digging under the sidewalks!"

"Those ground squirrels are destroying my road!"

"I'm afraid the ground squirrels will ruin my patio!"

I left out the colorful language, but I'm sure you get the idea. Ground squirrel get under people's skin when they start digging under their stuff. 

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What begins as an unsightly mess with dirt and rocks all over, can rapidly deteriorate to a safety and liability issue. Children and adults can be seriously injured tripping in an unexpected hole. Causing sprained and broken ankles, and even broken legs - ground squirrel holes are an accident waiting to happen.

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As if safety concerns weren't enough of a reason to get ground squirrel problems under control, it turns out they can do more than destroy landscaping. When ground squirrels undermine driveways, roads and patios, they can excavate a great amount of dirt. Add irrigation or rain and the erosion helps to buckle and collapse the walkways or roads.

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So the next time you see a ground squirrel digging under your sidewalk or road, watch your step, and remember that little ground squirrel is hard at work - demolishing your property and causing a safety hazard.

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If you would like to learn how best to protect your sidewalks and roadways from ground squirrel damage, contact me and we can access your situation and find your best solution.

Lisa 
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lisa@burrowblocker.com














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