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Prairie Dogs

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Serving the Denver Metro Area from Castle Rock to Boulder​

Signs You May Have Prairie Dogs


  • Conical mounds up to 2 feet high and 10 feet in diameter
  • Will stand on mound as lookouts
  • About 30-50 mounds per acre in mature colony


  • Make short, barking sounds


  • Active during the day, but stay underground during very hot or cold weather
  • About 14-17 inches long

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If you think you have a prairie dog problem, please call or contact Animal & Pest Control Specialist, Inc, serving homes across the Front Range, including Denver, Evergreen, and Castle Rock.

Prairie Dog Nuisance Concern:

  • They typically dwell out in empty fields
  • Occasionally they can get into a person’s yard
  • They are carriers of many disease and fleas
  • Their burrows soften the soil which can be dangerous to livestock

Prairie Dog Removal:

  • APCS can poison the holes and then cover them up (depending on size and scope of job)
  • Another way to remove prairie dogs is to extract and catch them live

General Information about Prairie Dogs:

  • One litter a year, consisting of 3-8 babies
  • Birthing months are typically early spring
  • They eat roots and grass
  • They are active during the day

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