Burrow Modification | California Ground Squirrel
Squirrel burrows can be extensive. Modification of these systems may temporarily deter activity, but additional control efforts are usually required to prevent the ground squirrels from returning. This makes burrow modification less effective than alternative control methods, but it may have utility in some situations and can be useful when implemented with other management practices.
In urban areas, burrow destruction is often impractical because the entire area must be ripped to a depth of at least 20 inches. This is difficult to achieve without heavy machinery.
Options for burrow modification include: