When ground squirrels have taken over, poison can be an effective method for rapid population reduction. When the ground squirrels are under control, non-toxic control can resume. Smith’s non-toxic ground squirrel trapping is best for the environment, but it can be prohibitively expensive when dealing with dozens or even hundreds of ground squirrels.
Ground squirrels and gophers can be terrible for vineyards. That’s bad news for California, where workers harvested about 3,632 thousand tons of wine grapes from