Best Management Practices for California Ground Squirrel Control*
What are Best Management Practices? They are the most effective, most cost efficient and environmentally friendly management methods to date to deal with California ground squirrels.
This site has been created to educate growers and others in the best management practices (BMP) for control of California ground squirrels. Recommendations are made based on research conducted at the University of California, Davis, and other research found in a literature review. You can skip straight to the control methods section of this site, but we recommend becoming familiar with the other sections because they will greatly aid you in understanding and practicing the best control efforts possible for your particular situation.
Calendar dates are merely an estimation of time; actual time frames may vary according to the weather.
*Always make sure to read all pesticide labels . The information contained in this website is not a substitute for the pesticide label, but rather a guide to interpreting them.
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Ground Squirrel BMP Programs
This section teaches you about basic squirrel biology and how it relates to control methods.
The WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, and HOW of control methods and materials.
A squirrel or not a squirrel? That is the question. What's been damaging my property?
Do you want to have effective control? You will be more successful by taking the time to gather information before you begin.
Legal information pertaining to ground squirrel control. Ignorance is not an excuse!
Test your retention of the information provided on this site. How much do you know about ground squirrel biology, control methods, damage, detection, monitoring, personal record-keeping, laws and regulations? Lets see!