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Gophers

The Problem

Gophers are “eating machines” that feed on a variety of plants, vines, bulbs, vegetables, shrubs, trees, roots and grass. A single gopher can inflict a considerable amount of damage to your yard in a very short period of time. Gophers can pull entire plants into their tunnels from below, as well as damage plastic water pipes and sprinkler systems. Unfortunately, gophers do not hibernate; they are active year-round, any hour of the day.

The Solution

Vineyard Valley Pest Control can eliminate the gophers from your yard on either a one-time basis (with a 15-day guarantee for the specific area treated), or as a monthly maintenance service (with a full guarantee).

How extensive are gopher burrows?

Gophers live in an underground burrow system that may extend between 200 and 2000 square feet. The tunnels range from 2½ to 3½ inches in diameter. The gophers’ feeding burrows are usually between 6 and 12 inches below the surface, and their storage and nesting chambers can be a deep as 6 feet underground. Gophers use earthen plugs to seal the openings to their burrow system. They make short, lateral tunnels that connect to the main burrow system in order to push dirt to the surface.