Gophers Ground Squirrels and Moles are all considered burrowing rodents. Although Moles are found in Colorado, they are only found on the Eastern Plains. Gophers, (Pocket Gophers specifically) and Ground Squirrels however are found throughout the metro area and into the mountains. These critters not only carry disease and ruin yards/grounds, they can also affect foundations, irrigation issues and potential negative effects on septic systems as well as underground electrical and plumbing. Both can cause issues with gardening, seeding of grass and growing younger trees (as these animals can chew and eat roots. Although they are often found in the same areas, their burrows are significantly different.
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- Dirt is pushed up creating mounds (usually in “sections” where multiple mounds move upward)
- Can be closed off underground to keep predators and the cold out
- Can be vast and spread from 200-2000 ft in length (3” in diameter)
Ground Squirrel Holes
- Angled holes that are dug from the top down (not as piled as Gopher Holes)
- Mass amounts of holes which are clustered together
- 10-20 ft in length (1-2” in diameter)
WHAT DO I DO IF THERE ARE DIRT MOUNDS IN MY YARD?
If you think you have the beginning of a colony (Gopher/Ground Squirrel Infestations are significantly different than a simple colony, and most likely, you are not at that point yet) of Gophers, Moles or Ground Squirrels on your property, it is important to call a trained and certified specialist to identify, evaluate and develop the most efficient plan of action to remove these rodents before they spread and cause additional damage to your property. Blue Tick Pest and Wildlife Control Specialists are highly experienced in Gopher, Mole and Ground Squirrel mitigation, and will walk you through your options.
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ARE THERE HUMANE WAYS TO GET RID OF GOPHERS, MOLES AND GROUND SQUIRRELS?
Blue Tick Pest & Animal Control Specialists follow rules and regulations in regard to humane trapping, baiting and euthanasia from multiple agencies (both state and federal). These agencies include but are not limited to: