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What Are Rock Chucks?

Rock chuck pest control

Rock Chucks, you say?

Let’s dive deep into the fascinating world of rock chucks, also known as Yellow-Bellied Marmots (scientifically called Marmota Flaviventris). These critters can be both captivating and annoying, especially when it comes to our properties. I’ll give you the lowdown on rock chucks, their eating habits, burrowing tendencies, and the havoc they can wreak on your yard. I’ll even provide our contact information (if you live in the Treasure Valley) so we can help you keep these pesky pests at bay.

What do they eat?

These little munchers have quite an eclectic taste. They chow down on a mix of meats and greens. While they mostly rely on the grass and plants (even those lovely garden flowers you’ve worked so hard to grow), they’re not picky eaters. These resourceful fellas have been spotted gobbling up grasshoppers and even bird eggs. Talk about opportunistic eaters!

What are they like?

Rock Chucks come in different shapes and sizes, weighing anywhere from 3 1/2 to 11 lbs. They’re also masters of burrowing, creating intricate tunnel systems. You’ll know they’ve been busy when you spot those telltale mounds of dirt measuring around 4″ to 6″ in diameter.

But here’s where things get tricky. Once these rascals set up camp on your property, they gobbled up everything in sight. They’ll happily feast on your lush vegetation until there’s nothing left. That’s your garden; plants and flowers become casualties of their insatiable appetites. Not cool, right?

What can be done?

Luckily, there’s a way to tackle this issue head-on. I’ve got the perfect solution for you: Barrier Pest Control! We’re experts when it comes to handling rock chucks. We’ll identify the little troublemakers and set up traps to catch them. Plus, we’ll ensure those critters are safely removed from your property. Save time because the longer you wait, the more devastation these rascals can cause to your beloved yard or garden. So, pick up that phone, call us at 208-463-4533, or go here: Contact Barrier Pest Control ASAP!


Understanding the habits and behavior of rock chuck, or Yellow-Bellied Marmots, is crucial for protecting your property from their mischief. By knowing what they eat, how they burrow, and the havoc they can unleash on your yard, you’ll be armed with the knowledge needed to combat them. If you need a helping hand, reach out to us, and together we’ll kick those rock chucks to the curb. You won’t regret it!

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Our pest control services are also available in Boise, Garden City, Eagle, Emmett, Meridian, Kuna, Nampa, Melba, Middleton, Star, Marsing, Homedale, Caldwell and Mountain Home.