Gophers are one of the most annoying pests that you can find in your yard. They can cause a lot of damage, and they are difficult to get rid of. But why is that? Well, Wagner Pest Solutions has the answer and is here will discuss why gophers are such a pain.
They’re Large Rodents
Gophers are large rodents that can grow up to 12 inches in length and weigh up to 1.5 pounds. They have short legs, long tails, and fur that ranges from grayish-brown to yellow-gray. They also have claws on their feet, which they use in their underground burrows for digging and tunneling.
They’ll Eat Your Garden
Gophers are not picky eaters – They’ll consume anything from roots, fruits, vegetables, grasses, and even insects. Unfortunately, they can cause massive damage to your garden in a short period of time. For this reason, we highly recommend raised garden beds or boxes, especially if you’ve ever had a gopher problem.
They’ll Destroy Your Lawn
Not only will they destroy your garden, but they’ll also wreak havoc on your lawn, causing damage to both the grass and soil. They are burrowing mammals, which means that they tunnel underground and create tunnels and mounds in the process. These tunnels weaken the integrity of the grass root system and make it easier for them to eat away at the roots of your turfgrass plants. Because of this, they quickly become annoying and expensive pests.
They’ll Also Destroy Your Plumbing & Electrical
If you think the damage to your lawn and garden is bad, just wait until they get indoors. Gophers are notorious for causing major damage to plumbing and electrical systems. They’ll gnaw on just about anything, plumbing and cords included. So, this is just another reason you don’t want them near or in your home!
Get Those Gophers Under Control
Since 2006, residents throughout Phoenix, AZ, have trusted Wagner Pest Solutions with their gopher problems. Our proactive approach means we can quickly eradicate any of your pest problems, including rodents, birds, and termites. So, request service today when you call (623) 466-6752.