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    Tunnels

    When I took my pool down for the season, I found a squirrel had dug a tunnel under the pool (and pad) and was stashing winter supplies. What does everyone else do to prevent this?
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    Tunnels

    .22 or rat trap. We have ground squirrels and they are destructive little guys.


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    Re: Tunnels

    Prevent before hand is what I am looking for, I already caught them, just looking for way to prevent....
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    Re: Tunnels

    I'm following this thread.
    I too have lots of squirrels digging in the yard.

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    Tunnels

    Are you sure they are squirrels ? Squirrels usually nest in trees.
    You could have moles. They tunnel. Could be chipmunks too.
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    Re: Tunnels

    I know it was not a mole, but could have been a chipmunk. I trapped a small squirrel last week, and no sign of activity in the hole since so I assumed it was the squirrel. There was sunflower seeds from our bird feeder being hoarded in the tunnel when I dug it up yesterday.
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    Re: Tunnels

    Moles eat earthworms and grub worms, voles are like underground mice and they eat seeds, fruit, and roots, gophers are slightly larger and eat seeds, fruit, and roots. Check with your Agricultural extension service to see what burrowing critters you have there. Various sorts of various sizes. Even some rats can tunnel.
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    Re: Tunnels

    Got them too...moles, voles and chipmunks. A few divets under the pool liner now after 3 years of it being installed. Hate. Them.
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    Re: Tunnels

    Get a dog.

    I no longer have chipmunks tunneling under the slab of our house since my backyard has started to be patrolled by the dog.

    Aside from the dog, if there is a hole I want to discourage them from using, i put concrete / mortar / thinset / grout whatever I have laying around down it. Fill that thing a good 18". It seems to discourage them from re-digging in the same spot.

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