Prairie dogs are a keystone species, which means they are a species upon which other animals depend, and that removal of these species from the ecosystem would cause changes to ecosystem function.
Now that we have that statement out of the way, let's focus on the best ways to Kill them!
We do want to clarify, the word "eco-system" when utilized in conjunction with prairie dogs, is best suited when human interaction is not involved. If we are looking at Prairie Dogs as a pest, it is because they have migrated into an unwanted area, or the property they live on is best utilized for something other than a baron wasteland covered in mounds and holes. It is true that Prairie Dogs have been living in the American Mid-West for centuries before this area was settled by its current inhabitants. But unfortunately, something has to give... With the expansion of housing, the growth of cities and then the need of food and farmland to support those cities, we are moving the Prairie Dogs to greener pastures (I.E. DEATH). Prairie Dogs are destructive to the land, invite noxious weeds, even carry deadly diseases. So, we at Hired Gun Weed & Pest Control, LLC are committed to helping you eradicate your Prairie Dog curse.
The genus Cynomys belongs to the squirrel family (Sciuridae) of rodents (order Rodentia) and is most closely related to North American and Eurasian ground squirrels (genus Spermophilus).
YES, it is true, Prairie Dogs are a RODENT, they are more closely related to a RAT than a DOG. We should re-name Prairie Dogs to Prairie Rats...
We do have several methods of control to choose from. The easiest, cheapest and most effective system for control is poison. From there, we have fencing options, natural enemies (Black Footed Ferrets) and re-location (basically, making it someone else's problem). We are happy to work with you on how to best treat your prairie dogs with poison...