California & Wyoming Ground Squirrels

Identifying California Ground Squirrels

  • 12 to 15 inches in length.
  • Fur is brownish-gray and speckled with off-white along the back; the sides of the head and shoulders are light gray to white.
  • While they resemble the tree squirrel, when threatened they will always go into a burrow, not up a tree or structure.
  • They are active during the day, mainly from mid-morning through late afternoon.
  • Ground squirrels are primarily herbivorous and live in a burrow system.
  • They hibernate twice a year – during the winter and during the hottest times of the summer for a few weeks.
  • Reproduction begins the spring after birth with a 30-day gestation period.
  • Ground squirrels typically birth one litter per year with five to eight young.

Identifying Wyoming Ground Squirrels

  • Averages 10-15 inches in length, and weighs 9-14 oz. as an adult
  • Its fur is generally a brownish smoke-gray color, with a dappled pattern of cinnamon-buff
  • They construct and live in underground burrows. They also use and improve on the abandoned burrows of other mammals such as prairie dogs and pocket gophers
  • Squirrels stay in their burrows at night and during the warmest part of summer days, and when they are threatened by predators. They hibernate in winter time
  • Wyoming Ground Squirrels prefer green foliage, but also eat dry grasses, seeds/grains and insects
  • Generally 1 litter is produced each year in spring, with 2-10 young per litter

KAPUT® GROUND SQUIRREL BAIT (General Use) FOR CALIFORNIA GROUND SQUIRRELS & THEIR FLEAS

Before use, please read the entire label. Follow all directions and use precautions.

Use Restrictions: This product may only be used to control California ground squirrels (Spermophilus Beechey) around buildings (including areas such as yards and flower gardens) in secured, tamper-resistant bait stations. The insecticide in this product may also act systemically to aid in the reduction of fleas that infest California ground squirrels. The types of fleas that might be controlled include, but are not necessarily limited to, Oropsylla montana and Hoplopsyllus anomalus. Use only for the sites, pests and application methods described on the label. Do not broadcast this product.

Kaput®-D Ground Squirrel Bait (RUP) FOR CALIFORNIA AND WYOMING GROUND SQUIRRELS & THEIR FLEAS

This is a Restricted-Use Pesticide. A state-issued applicator’s license is required to purchase this bait.

Before use, please read the entire label. Follow all directions and use precautions.

Use Restrictions: This product may be used to control California ground squirrels (Spermophilus beecheyl) and Wyoming ground squirrels (Spermophilus elegans) in parks, golf courses, vineyards, orchards and groves (dormant season only), non-crop rights-of-way and other non-crop areas. The insecticide in this product may act systemically to aid in the reduction of fleas that infest California ground squirrels and Wyoming ground squirrels.

Product Name Safety Data Sheet Specimen Label Packaging Options
Kaput Ground Squirrel Bait

Controls CA Ground Squirrels and their fleas

EPA Reg. No. 72500-24

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Kaput-D ground squirrel baitKaput-D Ground Squirrel Bait (RUP)

Controls CA and WY Ground Squirrels and their fleas

EPA Reg. No. 72500-11

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Oat Groat