Gophers may seem unassuming, but they actually wreak havoc on your yard by destroying your grass, flower beds, vegetable gardens, and any other plants. They can also damage sprinkler systems and utility lines, leaving you with an expensive repair bill. Their tunnels can reach six feet deep, making it impossible to effectively treat gophers on your own. That’s where we come in! Our gopher control experts are here to safely and efficiently eliminate gophers from your property by creating a treatment plan unique to you, saving your yard from further damage.
How to Tell If You Have Gophers
Gophers spend most of their time in underground tunnels, so it’s unlikely you’ll actually spot one in your yard. Unlike moles, gophers don’t leave behind ridges or raised tunnels, so the best way to tell if you have gophers is to look for fan-shaped mounds of dirt that are created as they push dirt out of their tunnels.
Another indication of a gopher problem is damaged vegetation, especially damage that is sudden and unexplained. Gophers typically feed from within their tunnels, either by eating plants from the roots up or pulling them down underground, causing vegetation to seemingly vanish.
What Attracts Gophers to Your Yard?
To put it simply, gophers are attracted to nice looking yards. When your yard looks nice, that means there’s plenty of healthy vegetation for these herbivores to eat, making them more likely to stick around. Other factors that attract gophers include:
- Moist soil with a high concentration of clay that allows gophers to construct their tunnels without them caving in.
- Plants such as grass, dandelions, carrots, potatoes, radishes, tulips, and any accessible roots.
- Your geographical location, as gophers live primarily in the midwest and western states.
Guaranteed Relief from Unwelcome Gophers
Here at Western Pest Control, we are committed to providing the best service possible, which includes routinely going above and beyond for our customers. This includes ensuring you’re completely satisfied with the results of our gopher control, which is why we offer a 30-day service guarantee. If you’re unhappy with the results of your treatment, all you have to do is let us know! We’ll gladly return to your home and re-treat for free in order to make things right.
Experienced Local Technicians
As a locally-owned and operated business, we’ve had the privilege of providing exceptional service to our neighbors since 2001. Our technicians are all members of your community, so they deal with the same pests you do, giving them firsthand knowledge that allows them to provide unbeatable service. We also truly care about the well-being of your home and family, so you can feel confident you’re choosing a company with your best interest at heart.
We currently offer our gopher control services in locations throughout Utah, including: