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Gopher, Moles, Rats & Voles Control
GOPHER TRAPPING SERVICES IN San Mateo & Santa Clara
Most Efficent Method to control Gophers
Trapping is better suited than poison baiting to meet the elements of an effective pocket gopher control program.
Why Gopher Traps are Effective?
Has many positive qualities including knowledge that you killed the target animal, no use of toxic chemicals, available for use in organic setting, and can be efficient and economical once user becomes proficient at trapping.
How does trapping/removing Gophers work?
You would simple give us a call or an email and one of our technicians will come out to the site and give you a free quote for the service.
Why Are Gophers on My Property?
Your yard offers a food source. Gophers are herbivores, so plants and fruits top their menu. They feed underground by eating the roots of plants like alfalfa, carrots, dandelions, grasses, potatoes, radishes, tree bark, and tulips. In fact, a population of gophers can seriously damage alfalfa fields by reducing the harvest some 20-50%.
Your soil is just their type. Moisture is crucial to gophers, as is a high concentration of clay. Sandy soil may deter them from excavating a home due to the potential for a cave-in and a lack of insulation from extreme temperatures. This means that they will likely seek out the preferred amount of clay and water when looking for a place to build a burrow. In an attempt to find moisture, gophers sometimes bite into irrigation pipes.
The climate is their sweet spot. Much of the United States is hospitable territory to gophers. If you live in the western two-thirds of America or certain states in the Southeast (Alabama, Florida, and Georgia), one or more of 10 different gopher species are part of the landscape.
Professional and Reliable Gopher Control Experts
We consider our experienced gopher control experts to be some of the best in all of San Francisco Bay Area. Gopher Control Force help eliminate gopher infestations for Santa Clara county homeowners.
Gophers mainly live underground, burrowing up to 1.5 feet under the surface level of a landscape and create intricate tunnels under your lawn. Gophers can completely ruin your lawn in a variety of ways, including leaving numerous mounds of dirt piles from their burrowing, feeding on grass, plants, and flowers, and damaging the health of a lawn’s soil and grass. Gopher Control Force help to identify the severity of a gopher infestation. Gopher Control Force professionals also have means of trapping the gophers to completely eliminate the infestation. Contact us on the form now to learn more about our services and to get a free quote.
Other Services We Provide
As in the case of all wildlife invaders, understanding the behavior of the opossums, and being aware of the consequences of their infestation is important when it comes to opossum removal and opossum control procedures. Our Opossum Specialists are the best in the industry and adept at recognizing infestation patterns. Opossums are not belligerent animals, and do not physically retaliate if you get close to them, but they can pass fleas to you, which is why it is best to stay away from them.
When performing squirrel removal, our wildlife professional will determine the most effective and humane way to remove the squirrel(s) from your property. The most common methods used are live trapping, one-way doors, deterrent, and direct capture. We do not directly capture adult squirrels as they move too quickly and fit in very small spaces. If babies are found in an attic, they will be hand removed and relocated with their mom. If mom is not in sight and the babies are too young to survive on their own, our wildlife specialists will seek help from a local wildlife rehabilitation center.
Yellow Jacket Removal
Yellow jackets are half an inch to one inch long. They are usually black with some yellow markings. Yellow jackets make their nests in eaves, attics and sometimes underground spaces around yards. These wasps are often aggressive and will sting multiple times if threatened. Unlike honey bees, a wasp’s stinger is smooth, so they are able to sting more than once. Their stings are painful and can be fatal in some instances.
Wasp nests can take over a structure, seemingly over night. These nests are often found in the eaves around homes and businesses. Since many types of wasps aggressively protect their nest, this can make trying to enjoy your backyard or patio dangerous. If wasps are taking over your yard space, an expert Gopher Control Force technician will come to your home or business to remove the nest. We will apply a low odor, low-toxicity pesticide to the affected areas. In some cases, we will work with your contractor to remove a hive, if the hive is in a wall space. For more information about our wasp removal services, please give us a call!
We are professional gopher trappers
Trapping and removing gophers should only be done by professionals. Gopher Control Force has been humanely trapping gophers in the bay area for over 20 years. Our trained and certified technicians trap and remove the gophers and repair any damage that they leave behind. We find and remove the entire gopher family. We also use exclusion materials to be sure that the gophers will not return to your yard. Take care of your gopher problem once and for all by calling Gophers Control Force.
With our humane and safe techniques, you will know that the animals are removed. We get the job done right the first time. For the best service at the best price, call Gophers Control Force for your gopher removal in the Bay area.
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Gopher Control Force A Bit About Gophers
Pocket gophers excavate long shallow, winding tunnels to obtain roots and tubers. Burrows for nesting and food storage, however, are deep and extensive and are marked by conspicuous mounds of earth near the entrances.
Pocket gophers dig primarily with their front claws and use their front teeth to cut roots and loosen soil or rocks. When moving backward through tunnels, they arch the tail so that its sensitive tip touches the tunnel wall. This allows the pocket gopher to run backward nearly as fast as it can forward.
Occasionally, gophers venture short distances from their burrows to collect succulent herbs, cutting the plants into short pieces and carrying them back in their cheek pouches. Pocket gophers do not hibernate, and stems, roots, and tubers that they hoard in storage chambers enable them to survive the winter. These solitary, pugnacious animals tolerate company only during the breeding season in spring or early summer.
About four weeks after mating, the female produces a litter of two to six, and she cares for her blind, hairless young for about six weeks. Then the offspring begin to develop rapidly, and in several more weeks they leave the mother’s burrow to excavate their own shelters.
Trapping is five times more effective!
The only method employed by us to eliminate your gophers and moles is trapping. We have spent countless hours, days, and years trying different methods to control these pests. Trapping has been proven to be about 5 times more successful than poison. And about 100% more effective than other home-brew methods.
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Gopher Control Force is proud to use humane trapping as our gopher removal technique, and we provide detailed, professional inspections, diagnoses and solutions for gopher removal in homes across Santa Clara County.