Watch for Gophers in Your Yard This Spring

Gophers are most active in the spring and fall when soil moisture is more conducive to their digging habits. If you have gophers in your yard, you will certainly know it. Tunnels and unsightly mounds of dirt, known as gopher hills, are a common sight in areas that these rodents infest.

Get Rid of Gophers in Your Yard

Spring and early summer months are also the peak mating season for gophers. Female gophers mate about twice a year and give birth to litters of three to six pups. So, you can see how quickly an infestation can grow. 

Reasons for Gophers in Your Yard

Gophers are herbivores, so naturally, they are drawn to any kind of vegetation. A well landscaped yard is like an engraved invitation to a gopher! They eat plant and grass roots, bulbs, grasses, shrubs, and flowers. They start eating at the roots and will eat the entire plant if possible. 

Gophers Cause More Damage than Moles

Even though gophers and moles both eat vegetation, gophers cause more damage. They are a threat to infrastructure because their gnawing can damage underground utility cables, water lines, sprinkler systems, and irrigation pipes.

Moles create a very intricate tunnel system with a nesting area in the center. But, gophers do not typically live in family groups. They are solitary animals, each occupying their own burrow system that can be 3 to 9 feet long. So, when the number of gophers increases, so do the number of tunnels. 

Call Bug Authority to Get Rid of Gophers in Your Yard

Our professional pest control staff is trained in the most effective and the most humane way to rid your yard of gophers. Bug Authority uses IGI Pesticidal CO2  to fumigate the gopher tunnels. 

IGI Pesticidal CO2 is a simple, effective method that is eco-friendly, leaving no residue in the soil. Our method is also perfectly safe for use around people and pets. Learn more about our Nashville gopher removal methods. Call today and let us help you restore your yard’s lush, healthy appearance.