During the month of January gopher activity begins to increase gradually and by the end of March mating season begins, increasing the overall presence of gophers in the months of April and May. Gophers may seem cute, but these pesky little critters wreak havoc wherever they go. Gophers have a natural tendency to burrow underground, which quite often disrupts gardens, lawns and underground cables. In reality there’s nothing more frustrating then having one of these guys eat through your cables. So before your lawn becomes another countless victim, we’ve included some helpful tips on preventing gopher infestation.
Here are some tips to help ease your trouble:
First, you want to make sure you’re maintaining your lawn by aerating it and over-seeding it, which not only helps with gopher infestations, but with your lawns overall health. Second, you want to make sure your monitoring your lawn and checking it for any newly formed gopher mounds, this is extremely important. If you miss step two your previous efforts will be useless when gophers begin to move in. Third, you may want to consider using box traps around areas with high activity. Lastly, you want to make sure you’re keeping up with your routine monitoring inspections. It’s important to catch gopher infestation early on to save yourself and your pocket the grief of a destroyed lawn and other plant life you may have.
If these critters have already invaded your property your best option is to call a licensed professional to help get rid of these guys. While trying to get rid of gophers on your own may seem like the best option, you may be putting your family, your lawn and yourself at risk for disease and distress. Call Tiger Termite at (909) 597-6953 for a free estimate.