Gopher Trapping - Pest Control Berkeley
Gophers are one of the worst rodents to deal with for any homeowner with a love and admiration for their front, side, and back yard. On a daily basis, gophers are continuously creating extensive gopher tunnels and connecting networks below the direct surface of anyone's yard. The ugly result is lawn destruction, water irrigation system interference, water dams, wells, crop fields, and unfortunately hardworking homeowner yards and elaborate gardens being destroyed. Call us to fix this mess, (510) 900-8593.
For a while the gopher reputation was a quick, evasive animal able to rise to the surface and instantly drop to the bottom of their ecosystem. Within the gopher environment, food is plentiful as they are well known for eating plenty. Gophers like to eat some human foods like: berries and nuts. Besides berries and nuts; grass, insects bulbs and leaves are also common favorites.
It is very easy to spot a gopher. Identifying is fairly easy. Gophers have a distinct brownish, fuzzy, hairy body frame about the size a small dog around six to twelve inches long, weighing around nine ounces. Gophers love to live in environments that have soft sand and grass filled terrain. The soft dirt will allow constant and easy movement throughout land. Gophers live off their surroundings and environment so it’s very vital to be aware of your current yard configuration.
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Gopher reproduction occurs during the spring time. The standard life expectancy is normally around one to three years. When the female gophers give birth it's often times to three to five baby gophers. Young, newly born gophers mature very quickly and within the first seven weeks have the ability to fend for themselves and create their own tunnels and networks. Gopher sexuality production biologically becomes a possibility around month six to eight for most. Gophers don’t live for a very long time so they must pro create as much as possible in their time frame.
Visually gopher damage and destruction can be mistaken for other rodent damage like moles. With gophers you will notice foot wide holes in the yard or grass of your place. These holes will have several different patterns with a small radius. Underground systems can easily be destroyed if the gophers are easily accessible to move around.
In the warmer seasons of the year gophers like to move around and cause mayhem in yards and gardens. During the winter time, generally speaking, you will rarely season gophers peaking out of holes, as chances are they are staying below the surface for warmth and protection. The best time of the year to set up gopher traps to help exterminate is in the fall or spring.
It is easy to spot a gopher infestation, especially when there are several dirt mounds on the surface of your yard. If you spot or see any dirt mounds all throughout your yard than it is a good idea to call a specialist to come out and properly assess and exterminate the situation. The best thing to do with several holes is to simply fill them up with dirt and not allow any more to run around and create new networks of passage.
Disrupting the gopher passageways is a great way to make them feel uninvited. Once a gopher’s pathways are dried up then a new location is needed to survive and move around. The best thing for them to do is simply move locations to somewhere better off, ideally farther away. Other signs of a gopher problem may include plant, root, and underground system destructions. There are serious gopher repercussions for having them around and in your lawn.
Gopher control can be a tricky task to manage, which is why contacting pest control oakland is the right thing to do because your time is valuable. Don’t bet on yourself, bet on the gopher professionals who have been controlling and exterminating on a regular basis for years now. Gophers are very good at evading humans and birds so setting up the right trap is important. Most homeowners with gopher issues will choose gopher traps, poisons, or repellents to fend off future issues. These are only some of the many methods to take when dealing with a problem.
Gopher traps are known as the most effective and to the point way of killing. When properly placed in or around active tunnels, gophers will eventually run into them and die. People don’t know what's an active tunnel from an inactive one, but when examining gopher holes it’s easy to know. Go to any random hole and dig it open and come back within a couple hours or the next day to see if it has been restored to form. If the holes have been restored to original form you know the tunnel is an active one. Spring and summer time are the best times to set up traps.
Gopher peanut poison pellets are a favorite for killing gophers but certainly not for homeowners with pets. The poison acts quickly when digested. Similar to the gopher traps, proper poison placement is a crucial step that must be taken. The right locations are normally in or around active passageways where constant movement is active.
Gopher repellent solutions are a great way to get rid of gophers for good. Not only are gopher repellents safe around children and pets, but they can easily be stuffed in gopher holes all over the yard and they will cause severe ear damage to and essentially make it very uncomfortable for gopher families to survive and live.