Most homeowners don’t assume they’ll ever need to worry about gopher removal services. Residents of Riverside, Temecula, Murrieta, Fallbrook, Escondido, San Marcos, Hemmet, Lake Elsinore and Menifee have faced dire consequences because of these pesky little critters, though, so an infestation is not to be taken lightly. They can do more damage than digging holes in your yard, and although they look harmless they do often bring some health dangers with them. This is why gopher control methods and removal services are so vital for homeowners to be aware of. The Dangers of Gophers
Gophers and moles may be portrayed as comical nuisances in films like Caddy Shack, but they can actually cause major destruction of gardens, landscaping projects, underground cables and agricultural plots, not to mention human health problems. If you have a garden or yard you take pride in, you could be devastated to find that it’s been destroyed by gophers. They’re known for eating gardens, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and vines. Gophers also often bring other pests such as fleas along with them, which necessitates even more pest control services when the problem gets out of control. Gophers and moles often carry harmful diseases with them as well, and were even one of the major causes of the spread of bubonic plague in Europe in the 14th century.
How to Handle the Gopher Situation
If you are concerned about moles or gophers on your property, the first step you should take is calling an expert like Black Knight Termite and Pest Control, Inc. For only $225 you can avail of a three-step treatment, or for only $25 you can add the service to an existing pest control plan. This comprehensive gopher and mole control process includes the following three steps:
- Black Knight Termite and Pest Control technicians perform a property inspection to see what gophers have been doing in and around your yard.
- After the inspection, technicians use one of two distinct treatments – strychnine baiting or smoke bombing – that is most appropriate for the home and the situation. In some cases, both treatments may also be the most appropriate course of action. Organic gopher control is also available.
- And finally, Black Knight technicians will inform you of the most appropriate methods for maintaining a gopher-free environment in the future.
This is not only the best approach for handling a situation in which gophers have gotten out of control, but also the best course of action at the first site of a gopher infestation.