Ground Squirrel Control in San Jose

Ground squirrels are a common problem in San Jose. While they are cute, they can cause damage to your property and even spread parasites. If you need help, give us a call today for a free estimate.

Here we’ll discuss what ground squirrels look like, how to prevent them from getting into your yard, and how to get rid of them.

What are Ground Squirrels?

Ground squirrels are rodents native to North America. They’re found in most states, and many cities and suburbs as well. Although ground squirrels look like chipmunks, they are different. Ground squirrels have large front teeth that help them dig burrows underground where they live most of their lives (except when they’re looking for food). Ground squirrels eat nuts, seeds, leaves and other vegetation but also sometimes eat insects or small animals.
Ground Squirrel

Are ground squirrels harmful?

Ground squirrels can be a nuisance, but they’re not harmful. But, they can cause fires, damage plants and power lines, and carry diseases. If you see one. Do not try to catch it. Use gloves to move a dead one.

How to Prevent Ground Squirrels Yourself

If you’re interested in preventing ground squirrels, there are a few things you can do.

Squirrels are smart and can be very destructive

If you want to get rid of them quickly, you’re going to need professional help. Ground squirrels can be very destructive. They chew on all types of things, including power lines and plants. This can cause fires and electrical damage.

Prevention is the best way to keep them out of your yard or business

Prevention is the best way to keep them out of your yard or business. Ground squirrels are smart animals that move when disturbed too much by humans or other animals. You may think that you have chased them off, but they will likely be back.

Ground squirrels are smart, fast and good at avoiding traps. Shooting them is not an effective way of getting rid of them either because they’ll just move somewhere else for a while. Ground squirrels can also be very destructive if they’re left alone too long in your yard or garden; they’ll burrow holes into soft ground which causes erosion, lawn and plant damage.

Contact Killroy Pest Control

If you are experiencing ground squirrel problems, contact Killroy Pest Control. Our technicians have years of experience in dealing with ground squirrels and other pests. Once we know what kind of pest we're dealing with, we'll recommend solutions tailored specifically for each situation.
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