Thanks to their gray furry bodies, small ears and eyes, gophers look similar to mice, rats, and other rodents. Also known as pocket gophers, these rodents can be identified by their fur-lined cheek pouches and incisor teeth used to dig into the dirt. In terms of size, gophers are a bit larger than other rodents, ranging from 6 to 12 inches long.
Signs of Gopher Infestation
While gophers have furry bodies and innocent-looking faces, their lawn-destroying tendencies aren’t so endearing. Gophers create tunnels underground to forage for food and nest. Since gophers burrow underground, they leave behind mounds of dirt, making them quite unpopular with American homeowners.
While their discarded soil piles leave behind nutrients, mounds of dirt in your yard can quickly become a nuisance. Other rodents such as moles also build tunnels underground, but their dirt mounds are more cone-shaped and shorter than a gopher’s mound. Additional signs of gopher infestation include damaged plants, shrubs, and utility cables.
How to Prevent Gophers
While they aren’t usually considered dangerous, gophers can pose a health threat. These rodents can carry rabies and transmit ticks and fleas. Attempting to treat gopher infestation alone can be challenging, and store-bought products such as traps aren’t always effective.
At Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control, we’ll provide a custom gopher control treatment plan to remove an existing pest infestation and prevent future ones from happening. Maintaining a protective barrier against gopher infestation allows you to have peace of mind while investing in lawn care.
Be Protected from Gopher Infestation with Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control
Lawn care and landscape upkeep are not easy work. Don’t let gophers ruin your hard work; learn more about preventive rodent control treatments with Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control. Contact us today for a free quote!