Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs

Identifying Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs

  • Nine to sixteen 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 recognized by raised mounds that lead into the burrows and also serve as predator observation posts.
  • Vocalizations are 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 through flea bites.
  • Reproduction begins the spring after birth, with a 28 to 32-day gestation period.
  • Black-tailed prairie dogs have one litter per year of four to eight pups.

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Kaput®-D Prairie Dog Bait (RUP)

and Kaput® Combo Prairie Dog Bait (RUP)

This is a Restricted-Use Pesticide, meaning a state-issued applicator’s 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 1-844-447-3813 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.

Product Name Safety Data Sheet Specimen Label Packaging Options
Kaput-D Prairie Dog Bait

Controls Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs

EPA Reg. No. 72500-22

Download Safety
Data Sheet Download
Download Label Download 30lb Bucket, 50lb Bag (Wheat)
Kaput Combo Prairie Dog Bait (RUP)

Controls Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs and Their Fleas

EPA Reg. No. 72500-27

Download Safety
Data Sheet Download
Download Label Download 30lb Bucket, 50lb Bag (Oat Groats)