Pocket Gophers, often called “Gophers”, are burrowing rodents that get their name from the fur-lined, external cheek pouches, or pockets, they use for carrying food and nesting materials.
Pocket Gophers are well equipped for a digging, tunneling lifestyle with their powerfully built forequarters; large-clawed front paws; fine, short fur that doesn’t cake in wet soils; small eyes and ears; and highly sensitive facial whiskers that assist with moving about in the dark. A Gopher’s lips also are unusually adapted for their lifestyle; they can close them behind their four large incisor teeth to keep dirt out of their mouths when using their teeth for digging.
Pocket Gophers live in a burrow system that can cover an area that is 200 to 2,000 square feet. The burrows are about 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches in diameter. Feeding burrows usually are 6 to 12 inches below ground, and the nest and food storage chamber can be as deep as 6 feet.
Damage Gophers Cause
Gophers directly kill plants by eating the root of plants. Gophers can destroy lawns, gardens, and generally make your once beautiful landscaped property into a barren crater pocketed nightmare!
Options for Gopher Removal
Trapping: We place traps in the Gopher burrow which will kill on a trigger event. We return to remove the trap and captured Gopher.
Gassing: We locate a burrow and pump Carbon Monoxide gas into the tunnel(s). The effectiveness varies with this as we do not physically remove the Gopher at the time. Also, based on the soil conditions (dry or moist), it can affect the ability of the gas effectiveness.
Poisoning: We do not use poison traps for Gophers.
Exclusion: We use special stainless steel (non-rusting) material which prevents the intrusion of Gophers into a sealed area, such as a garden box.
Contact us now to eliminate and exterminate Gophers, Moles, Voles, Ground Squirrels, Rats and Mice that are damaging your property! Let us trap and remove Raccoons, Opossums and Skunks that have invaded your home and business!
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