Getting Rid Of Gophers In San Diego Made Simple

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The most effective gopher control will always come from a professional. At Habitat Protection, Inc, we have over 30 years of experience identifying, exterminating, and preventing gopher infestations in San Diego homes. Doing your own pest control in San Diego is a difficult undertaking since there are so many different types of pests and ways they can be prevented. When it comes to pests as destructive as gophers, don’t take the risk of your yard being destroyed -- read on to learn how Habitat Protection, Inc can provide your home with the most effective gopher control in San Diego today!

How To Tell If Gophers Are In Your Yard? 

Effective gopher control starts with being able to identify an infestation. If you have a garden or a yard, you are at risk of a gopher problem. Below are the most common signs that gophers have invaded your outdoor space:

  • Damaged vegetation: The most common sign of a gopher infestation is excessive damage to your grass or garden plants. Gophers are incessant chewers, and they will destroy your entire lawn or garden in no time.
  • Dirt mounds: Because gophers live in an extensive tunnel system they build underground, they will create mounds of dirt as they kick excess dirt out of these tunnels. Suddenly finding these mounds in your yard unfortunately means your infestation is quite serious, as they have already started constructing these elaborate tunnel systems.
  • Physically seeing a gopher: Of course, one way to know for sure is if you physically see a gopher. They don’t come out of their tunnels often, but they will come out to forage for food and to kick out excess dirt.

At the first sign of gophers, contact Habitat Protection, Inc for professional gopher control. Not only are these rodents harmful to your yard and garden, but they can also spread dangerous diseases to you, your family, and your pets. Contact us for help removing them today!

What Attracts Gophers To Your San Diego Yard? 

The first step to all gopher control is to understand what attracts them to your yard in the first place. Essentially, these omnivores feed predominantly on vegetation, although they will occasionally eat insects if they are available. The main reason a gopher will set up shop in your yard is that it provides steady access to lush vegetation, such as grass, trees, bushes, and garden plants. A vegetable or flower garden is especially appealing, as these plants are rich in nutrients, which help gophers to thrive and continue to reproduce. 

What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Gophers

While the best way to get rid of gophers is having the experts at Habitat Protection, Inc provide professional pest control, there are some things everyone can do today to help reduce the appeal of your yard and garden. Consider doing the following for natural gopher control:

  • Yard and garden maintenance: The first step is to keep your lawn and garden plants trimmed. Regular maintenance will make your outdoor spaces a little less appealing to these rodents.
  • Mulch and gravel: Gophers prefer to dig in moist soil, and avoid anything else laid down. Try adding mulch, gravel, and other non-soil material to your home’s exterior and yard.
  • Wire mesh fence: Installing a wire mesh fence about 10-12 inches underneath the ground will stop gophers in their tracks, keeping them from building their tunnels in your yard.
  • Pack down soil: Making sure your soil is firm and packed down is another great form of natural gopher control, as it will be much harder for them to invade your yard this way.

A professional from Habitat Protection, Inc will help pinpoint the exact conducive conditions that allow for gophers to easily set up shop. 

Complete Wildlife Pest Control Services In San Diego

Gophers may be sort of cute, but because they are rodents, it is possible for them to spread very harmful diseases to you and your family, including your pets. At Habitat Protection, Inc, our technicians arrive on the scene with the tools needed to safely remove this nuisance wildlife, ensuring no one becomes ill or gets hurt. Additionally, they will implement prevention strategies to keep them from returning. Save your yard and garden by calling Habitat Protection, Inc today!

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