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13 lined ground squirrel? #7911716
07/23/23 11:42 AM
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I've trapped over a hundred. I have 75 in my bait freezer. I'm tired of trapping them. It's a two acre grass yard slap full of them. Mowing is getting rough. Any poisons or gas bombs work on them? I'd hate to use poison but they gotta go. I'm bout ready to go full on caddy shack! Lol. Thanks for any advice


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Re: 13 lined ground squirrel? [Re: shanemoss] #7911737
07/23/23 12:09 PM
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What about the habitat is drawing them in?

If the habitat is what they want, more will keep moving in.

Change the habitat, they will not want to live there.

Last edited by EatenByLimestone; 07/23/23 12:09 PM.
Re: 13 lined ground squirrel? [Re: shanemoss] #7911774
07/23/23 01:48 PM
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EBL is right, change the habitat. You may have to work up the field since they are well established there. Poison will work but as long as the holes are there, others will move in as soon as you take out the main colony.


Common sense is a not a vegetable that does well in everyone's garden.
Re: 13 lined ground squirrel? [Re: shanemoss] #7911819
07/23/23 04:27 PM
07/23/23 04:27 PM
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Zinc phosphide pellets or grain baits can be used here to control them. I'm not sure if it's allowed in your state. Check it out to see if it's legal where you live.

Re: 13 lined ground squirrel? [Re: shanemoss] #7911836
07/23/23 05:01 PM
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I don't know what draws them. The yard is the same as the rest except we keep goats and chickens there. I get a few in my yard but trapping them is enough. I make coyote bait with them. The other house is bad! It's beating my mower apart with all the holes! Lol. Maybe poison to try and get them under control, then trap any new comers? I appreciate the advice. If I didn't mow it, I wouldn't care but it's a buisness so I have to. I bought a pellet pistol and shoot a few everytime I mow and put out traps as well. Not made a dent.


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Re: 13 lined ground squirrel? [Re: silkyplainscoyot] #7911866
07/23/23 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by silkyplainscoyot
Zinc phosphide pellets or grain baits can be used here to control them. I'm not sure if it's allowed in your state. Check it out to see if it's legal where you live.


Thanks. But I can't find a rodenticide with Zinc phosphide?


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Re: 13 lined ground squirrel? [Re: shanemoss] #7911901
07/23/23 06:52 PM
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ZP is a very toxic material to any mammal that consumes it by eating or grooming with the powder. We have had to use it twice in my lifetime for a rat that was very wary / and educated. ZP kills quickly once ingested.

Secondary poisoning is possible. It is a restricted use material and requires a license for legal use in our state. You must be careful when using regarding contact exposure or accidental ingestion. If using the tracking powder wear a respirator and read the label very well.

Re: 13 lined ground squirrel? [Re: shanemoss] #7911923
07/23/23 07:35 PM
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I found some bait blocks with ZP as the active ingredient. I've also got a ton of bait stations big enough for them I believe. I hate useing poison but seems to be m6 best option at the moment. Thanks for all the advice.


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Re: 13 lined ground squirrel? [Re: shanemoss] #7912007
07/23/23 10:21 PM
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We used to down them out and catch them by hand. Their holes go straight down, so they come straight up when you fill the hole with water.

Re: 13 lined ground squirrel? [Re: shanemoss] #7916387
07/30/23 11:31 AM
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Wont help you, but when I was kid a neighbor used to pay me to shoot them in her yard with my little recurve. Not joking one day I let fly at a hole with a bunch of them poking heads out and killed 9 with one shot. Judo point. Some had to be finished off with my bopper stick, but that one shot killed or disabled 9 of them. Still my all time record on anything with one arrow shot.

Re: 13 lined ground squirrel? [Re: shanemoss] #7916537
07/30/23 03:06 PM
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Get you a Jim Bethell(Woodruff, Ill) chipmunk cage trap....slick.

Re: 13 lined ground squirrel? [Re: shanemoss] #7916809
07/30/23 09:16 PM
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ZP is nasty stuff and is not to be taken lightly. Im the only person who uses it at my company. Im to afraid other people would use it then go eat a sandwich or pet a dog or something.

Id recommend not using it.

Re: 13 lined ground squirrel? [Re: shanemoss] #7917586
07/31/23 10:15 PM
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Once the holes are established they will continue to move in. You may have to till up and rework your yard if it's that bad.


Common sense is a not a vegetable that does well in everyone's garden.
Re: 13 lined ground squirrel? [Re: EatenByLimestone] #7917888
08/01/23 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by EatenByLimestone
ZP is nasty stuff and is not to be taken lightly. Im the only person who uses it at my company. Im to afraid other people would use it then go eat a sandwich or pet a dog or something.

Id recommend not using it.



Are you using the powder? In my line of work, we use zp oats. You would have to eat it to result in any kind of harm. We use it because secondary poisoning hardly exists, and it is neutralized quickly once moisture hits it. It is fast acting, almost all animals die in their holes. Once ingested it mixes with the stomach acids and then creates a phosphine gas that kills them. There's more secondary poisoning (additional animals harmed from eating poisoned animals) from the blood thinner types than from zp oats.

Re: 13 lined ground squirrel? [Re: shanemoss] #7918289
08/01/23 08:05 PM
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I have the powder. I have never had to use it in a yard.

Re: 13 lined ground squirrel? [Re: MChewk] #7931114
08/18/23 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by MChewk
Get you a Jim Bethell(Woodruff, Ill) chipmunk cage trap....slick.


Yep


Poisoning wildlife is a Federal Offense !
(okay, so you have a 'special permit )

Doesn't make it right ! Learn how to be a better trapper

Re: 13 lined ground squirrel? [Re: LT GREY] #7938674
08/28/23 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by LT GREY
Originally Posted by MChewk
Get you a Jim Bethell(Woodruff, Ill) chipmunk cage trap....slick.


Yep


Poisoning wildlife is a Federal Offense !
(okay, so you have a 'special permit )

Doesn't make it right ! Learn how to be a better trapper


That's a joke right? I'm not the godlike trapper you are grey. ZP is legal for ground squirrels in WI. ....Anyway, this worked like a charm and I ain't seen the first one in three weeks. Thanks for the tips folks.
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