There are many creatures that can cause a lot of damage to your yard. Squirrels, opossums, and armadillos are the typical offenders. But few creatures cause as much yard damage as the gopher. In their mission to acquire and hoard food, gophers will dig a large system of over a hundred tunnels that can kill your yard and compromise the foundational integrity of your property.
Despite only averaging about six to eight inches in length, gophers have strong and capable digging claws that can really do a number on your yard if left unchecked. Therefore, it is very important to know how to recognize the signs of gopher activity to best get rid of a gopher in your yard.
3 Signs You May Have a Gopher Infestation
There are a few telltale signs of gopher activity:
- Dig spots. Digging is the gopher’s main pastime. Look out for mounds of dirt with a distinct horseshoe-like shape. Underground, there could be a large intricate tunnel system where they travel to gather food and hoard it.
- Chewed plants. Gophers will definitely nibble on your garden or any other greenery you have growing around the house.
- Irrigation system damage. Gophers do so much digging, they are bound to hit your irrigation in the process of creating their vast system of tunnels.
Safe and Humane Methods to Get Gophers Out of Your Yard
If you notice any of the above potential signs, it is advised that you contact a professional animal trapper immediately. Do not try to get rid of a gopher yourself. Although they aren’t aggressive, they are known to bite or scratch in self-defense.
Fortunately, the team at Animal Wildlife Trappers is experienced and equipped to catch yard gophers and safely and humanely remove them from your property. We make sure that your nuisance gophers are completely removed from your property, and do our best to keep them from coming back. We will also safeguard your property to prevent future infestations and damage from occurring.
Get Rid of Gophers With Animal Wildlife Trappers
Squirrels, raccoons, bats, rats, and gophers — every wild animal requires professional care. At Animal Wildlife Trappers, we believe that guaranteeing the best results starts with delivering safe service. That’s why we take a humane wildlife approach when removing animals from commercial and residential properties, placing a high priority on the welfare of animals and the safety of our clients.
For a free wildlife removal estimate, call us today at 352-267-0546.