Grey digger ground squirrels

Asked August 14, 2017, 5:45 PM EDT

Hi. We live in gales creek in western Washington county. This year has. Den especially bad for these squirrels. They have gotten under the house and started eating and fouling insulation. We can hear them at night pulling insulation out. They have burrowed into most of our outbuildings and made extremely large holes in the yard. Is there something or someone that can do something about these pests? Thank you

Washington County Oregon

1 Response

It sounds like you have either the California or the Rock Ground Squirrel? Do you a licensed exterminator close by that you can contact? APHIS Wildlife Services is another contact to see if they have someone in your area to help control the ground squirrels.

Oregon Wildlife Services State Director
6135 NE 80th
Suite A-8
Portland, OR 97218

Phone: (503) 326-2346

Toll Free: 1-866-4USDAWS

FAX: (503) 326-2367

There are a number of methods of control, but may be complicated by them burrowing under your house and outbuildings. My phone number is 541-447-6228 if you want to talk about your problem specifically

Mylen Bohe
Area Extension Agronomist
Central Oregon
Prineville, OR
mylen.bohle@oregonstate.edu