They are small, unnoticed, and usually ignored by homeowners. Gophers can live under your property without you even knowing it. They can cause problems that they have been working on for months without you seeing it coming. So, it is very important to know the early signs of gopher crawling around under your house, lawn, garden, or yard. Hybrid Pest Control provides only the best gopher pest control resources you will ever need.
Signs of Gopher Infestation:
Wondering if there is a gopher under your lawn, garden, or yard? No worries because even if they are small and could go invisible with the labyrinth-like tunnel they make, they still leave tracks as if teasing you to find them. Although it is hard to find and see them in daylight because they are relatively smart, you can still get evidence of their existence on your property.
The first sign of gopher infection in your property is the sudden appearance of dirt mounds. Gophers dig a network of tunnels underground and discards excess soil above ground during their work. Multiple dirt mounds can be caused by a single gopher as these creatures live alone unless a female gopher produces offsprings.
Mounds made by gophers are fan-shaped and although their tunnels are less extensive than moles, they are usually deeper. Gopher is very sensitive to danger. A minor sign of threat can alarm them and retreat using the exit hole. So the best time to capture this digger is during their excavation.
Gophers are known for their strict diets, feeding only on vegetables. If you have a garden or growing vegetables in your garden, sudden destruction to your precious plants is most likely work done by a gopher rather than a mole who usually eats on dirt and worm. Gophers may pull down above-ground plants to their tunnel from below. Calling for pest control and treating signs of gopher infection as soon as you notice them is essential as gophers can only live by eating vegetables and that means the destruction of your garden if you let the little rodent roam around your place.
Problems Caused by Gophers:
Gophers live underground. There is no issue with their residential references, who are we to judge? The problem is that they could choose to live under your ground. They dig holes and make tunnels with multiple entrances and exits, so capturing them is a pain. Aside from that, they tend to cause multiple problems.
As it is also a sign, dirt from tunnels dug by gopher is also a problem. You will be cleaning dirt all around because gopher digs multiple tunnels and creates various entrances and exits. Get rid of the gopher as soon as you notice one or two dirt mounds in your yard is crucial because it can live in multiple holes and caused dirt all around.
Growing plants, especially vegetables is hard and complicated. It will take significant time before you have a fully grown in-yard food supply. You have been eyeing that red tomato in your garden but you are patiently waiting for the right time to harvest it. One morning, you saw it missing from its stem!
Gophers only eat plants and its favorite is also your favorite: vegetables. If you let a gopher stay in your garden, expect a total loss of your precious crops.
The holes made by gopher can be damaged and caused your lawn to be ruined. Gopher does not care about visually pleasant habitats and they will go reckless and thoughtless about the plants and the ground that they ruin. However, for a homeowner like you, this is a problem especially when folks or friends are coming over for a visit.
With their large front teeth that will continue growing for the rest of their lives, rodents such as gopher need to gnaw on things constantly. This includes plants or crops, but can also include equipment on your lawn or underground. Gopher can gnaw and cut through electrical wires, water pipes, and sprinkler.
Since gopher cut everything that blocks its way from digging holes and tunnels, it can also disrupt water lines. Damaged underground pipes can cause a flood that is hard to notice. It can take time before you notice this kind of problem and usually it will be too late because then the flood may already affect the foundation of your house.
Gophers are part of the rodent family which means that they also carry a significant number of diseases such as LCM, hantavirus, leptospirosis, and plague. The spread of these diseases among family members is one thing, but a bite from a gopher is dangerous and can cause other infections.
Gopher Pest Control:
Getting rid of gophers is tricky as they sense danger sensitively, but it is possible. Some pest control uses chemicals, explosives, and poisonous gas that does not only can lead to further damage but can also be unintentionally harmful to people.
Another misconception about getting rid of the gopher is that noise-making devices can make the gopher retreat and disappear from your yard. But there still no proven successful result of that technique.
One effective and safe way to get rid of these rodents is the use of traps underground to ensure the captivity of the gopher living in your yard. This technique is not only safe for humans and other not causing problem animals, but it is also effective because you are going to see that the gopher is captured.
Where to Find a Gopher Pest Control:
Hybrid Pest Control offers gopher pest control resources services to all, which means residential, agricultural, and commercial properties. We also give an extended gopher service that covers customers for gopher pest control for 30 days. We value the properties of our customers so if we can’t provide a result, we give refunds. If you see signs or suspects that there is an uninvited and unwanted tenant living under your ground, you should give us a call or inquire to solve your problem.