Black-Tailed Prairie Dog

Identifying Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs

  • 9 – 16 inches in length
  • Sandy-brown to cinnamon hair with black tips.  Belly color is lighter cream to white.
  • Black or white tips on the tails, depending on breed. Kaput-D Prairie Dog Bait and Kaput Combo Prairie Dog Bait can only be used for control of black-tailed prairie dogs.
  • Can be found on grasslands, rangelands, and short shrub-land habitats. Tend to avoid tall grass, brush or forest like areas
  • Most commonly discovered by raised mounds that lead into the burrows and also serve as observation posts for predators and their vocalizations that have been likened to a barking dog
  • Prairie Dogs are herbivores but have been known to cannibalize the young of others
  • Prairie dogs are also very susceptible to bubonic plague from the fleas they carry which can be passed onto humans thru a flea bite
  • Reproduction begins the Spring after birth, 28 – 32 days gestation period with litters of 4 – 8
  • One litter per year

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Kaput-D Prairie Dog Bait (RUP)

and Kaput Combo Prairie Dog Bait (RUP)

This is a Restricted-Use Pesticide.

A state-issued Applicators License is required to purchase and apply this bait.

Before use, please read and print the EPA Bulletin at www.epa.gov/espp or call 1.800.447.3813 for specific guidelines for your area.  You must use the EPA Bulletin valid for the month in which you will apply the product. Read the entire product label and follow all use directions and precautions.

Kaput®-D Prairie Dog Bait and Kaput Combo Prairie Dog Bait: Place ¼ cup of bait at least 6 inches down prairie dog burrows either by hand or with a mechanical bait placement machine.  Make sure no bait is left on the soil surface.  Applicator must retrieve and dispose of any bait that is spilled above ground or placed less than 6 inches down the burrow entrance.  You MUST use the EPA Bulletin valid for the month in which you will apply the product.

Kaput-D Prairie Dog Bait

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30 lb bucket, 50 lb bag


Kaput-D Combo Prairie Dog Bait (RUP)

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30 lb bucket, 50 lb bag


Kaput Rodent Flea Control Bait (RUP)

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25 lb buckets, 50 lb bags


Kaput Flea Control Bait with Fipronil

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25 lb buckets, 50 lb bags