Approximately five species of gophers are found in Southern California, but pocket gophers are the most common. They grow up to 7 inches in length, with a 2 to 3-inch long hairless tail, and are commonly grayish-brown to brown in color. Gophers have huge yellow incisors, tiny eyes and ears with curved claws which are the distinctive features used to dig quickly.
Because a gopher spends so much of its time underground, you may not see one on your property. Fresh soil mounds are a sign of a potential gopher infestation. Gophers create a series of interconnected underground tunnels, digging through yards to do so. These burrows can take up an area from 200 to 2,000 feet. Not only can these burrows create unsightly holes in your yard, they can also undermine soil and trees, cause soil erosion, and contribute to slope failure.
Because gophers eat vegetation, they can cause havoc to your flowers, plants and shrubbery. They can also chew through power and irrigation lines. The holes that lead into their burrows create an injury risk, as they make it easy for people and animals to trip and fall.
It’s important to deal with a gopher infestation right away. Gopher holes pose a tripping hazard for people and animals. Additionally, gophers can damage trees, and destroy your garden. Rudy’s Termite & Pest Control are the Coachella Valley’s gopher control experts – let us help you today!
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