Gopher Control, Removal, and Protection

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Unlike many pests that invade your home or business and eat your snacks, scuttle through your walls, or dive-bomb you every time you walk outdoors, the damage done by gophers often goes undetected. 

These tunneling pests make their way to yards across America in search of grass, plant bulbs, roots, seeds, and vegetables to chow down on. Gophers stockpile large amounts of food in their burrows, eating up to 60% of their body weight a day and wreaking havoc on anything and everything you plant in a garden.

Because damage can’t easily be seen, it’s important to address issues with gophers as soon as you notice their presence on your property. The knowledgeable pest control experts at PURCOR™ are ready to help you identify problem areas and send these pests packing.

Frequently Asked Questions About Gophers

What attracts gophers to yards?

Gophers are typically drawn to yards in search of a food source. While they’ll tunnel in all types of yards, gophers are especially attracted to areas with high-quality, fertilized soil. This terrain provides the best opportunity for building extensive runways and tunnels underground. Unfortunately when you have a well-kept lawn that is the envy of your neighbors, the higher your chances of attracting these unwanted pests. 

Are gophers bad for your yard? 

Not only do gophers cause issues for your lawn, but they spell trouble for gardens too. Gophers are herbivores with diets that shift seasonally with the availability of food. Insects and plant roots are a common choice for these rodents, especially in areas that are fertilized. In a short amount of time, gophers can tunnel through your yard, destroying the ecosystem below, killing off your plants, and turning your prize-winning lawn brown.

Where do gophers burrow? 

A gopher’s tunnel complex has a few different components including mounds, feeding tunnels, and the main tunnel. Tunnel systems are built about 18 inches below ground with nesting burrows up to 6 feet underground. Your first indication that you may be dealing with gophers in your yard is the appearance of mounds, crescent-shaped piles of excavated dirt, that result from excess soil that is moved to the ground surface during tunnel construction.

What do gophers look like?

Gophers are great at tunneling thanks to their short limbs, loose skin, and strong claws. Also known as pocket gophers, these pests are brown or gray with a short, sparsely-haired tail. They range in size from 4 to 18 inches and have large front teeth that are used for chewing and digging. 

Our Customized Gopher Control Programs

In addition to offering knowledge and resources about gophers and other rodents, PURCOR™ offers a variety of services to keep your yard looking pristine and free of unwelcome pests. A few of these services include:

  • A proactive approach to pest control to limit the use of pest control products on your property.
  • Professional pest control solutions for all types of pests.
  • Complete commercial and residential pest control services.
  • Guaranteed strategies to deal with infestations, control, removal, and prevention.
  • Expert advice on how best to deal with your specific gopher problem

With the help of the pest control professionals at PURCOR™ you’ll be back to enjoying backyard gatherings with only the people, and pets, you want to be surrounded by.

Request Your Free Gopher Control Estimate from PURCOR™

Don’t let gophers overtake your yard and threaten the integrity of your garden and lawn. Our knowledgeable and experienced professionals will identify problem areas around your home or business, develop a personalized plan to control issues you’re facing, and put protections in place to send pests packing and prevent them from returning. Request your free estimate today!


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  • A technician performs an extensive inspection of your property.
  • PURCOR removes visible gophers and prevents them from returning.
  • PURCOR backs the work with our innovative wildlife control techniques.
  • Residential Service Available
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get rid of gophers on my own?

Gophers are a dangerous pest that should not be approached without caution. While there are some DIY gopher control strategies out there you can try, handling issues with gophers is best left to the professionals. Contact PURCOR™ Pest Solutions for gopher control services you can depend on. Our friendly technicians are trained for control, removal, and prevention of gopher problems both big and small.

Do gophers destroy gardens?

Gophers are known for wreaking havoc in backyards and home gardens, as they like to burrow their way through the soil in search of food. They consume plant roots, bulbs, and tubers in the process, which can disrupt the soil structure and lead to the collapse of garden beds. Worst of all, it can also lead to the creation of unsightly mounds of dirt.

How do I get rid of gophers at my business?

If you have gophers invading your business’ lawn or garden area, it’s important that you invest in high-quality gopher control services. In addition to saving you money on landscaping repairs and other damage, the presence of gophers running around your property can hurt your company’s reputation. Our experienced technicians utilize techniques and treatment methods designed to control, remove, and prevent gophers from causing you trouble. Give us a call today!