Gophers love to dig. Unfortunately, your yard and home are their preferred targets. If you're seeing large mounds of dirt or holes in your yard or garden you may have a gopher problem. Don't worry, Tiger Termite is your local Gopher Control Experts. We can usually remove gophers quickly and without the use of poisons.
If you suspect you have gophers, contact us and you can receive a 100% free evaluation and consultation. We will discuss the problem with you and see what options will best work with your particular needs and budget.
Gophers typically remain underground in their burrow system, although you'll sometimes see them feeding at the edge of an open burrow, pushing dirt out of a burrow, or moving to a new area. One gopher can create several mounds in a day.
Gophers don't hibernate and are active year-round, even though you might not see any fresh mounding. They can also be active at all hours of the day and night. Gophers usually live alone within their burrow system, except when females are caring for their young or during breeding season.
Pocket gophers are herbivorous and feed on a wide variety of vegetation, but generally prefer herbaceous plants, shrubs, and trees. Most commonly they feed on roots and fleshy portions of plants they encounter while digging. However, they sometimes feed above ground, venturing only a body length or so from their tunnel opening.
Pocket gophers often invade yards and gardens, feeding on many garden crops, ornamental plants, vines, shrubs, and trees. A single gopher moving down a garden row can inflict considerable damage in a very short time by pulling entire plants into their tunnel from below.
Gophers also gnaw and damage flexible plastic water lines and irrigation systems, particularly those types used for drip irrigation. Their tunnels can divert and carry off irrigation water, which leads to soil erosion. Mounds on lawns interfere with mowing equipment and ruin the aesthetics of well-kept turfgrass.
To successfully control gophers, the sooner you detect their presence and take control measures the better. Most people control gophers in lawns, gardens, or small orchards by trapping, by using poison baits or both. Our preferred method for controlling Gophers is trapping. This gives you verifiable proof that the Gophers have been removed.