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When Gophers Have Got To Go

Gophers, a variety of burrowing rodent, are common in the western two-thirds of the United States. They’re also referred to as ground squirrels. These little creatures eat up flowers, vegetables and make a general mess out of many homeowners’ lawns. Gophers can also pose a threat to farm or commercial property. Here’s how you know it’s time to serve the gophers on your property an eviction notice.

How to know you have gophers

If your plants remain in a half-eaten state for days, your probably have gophers. They do not make tunnels that are visible, but they do go into feeding frenzies. People sometimes mistake gophers for moles and choose the wrong treatment. Moles are actually keener on eating shrubs and earthworms than the gophers usual diet of bulbs, roots, seeds, and vegetables that grow underground.

Another way to determine if a gopher is present is to check for mounds of dirt on the surface of the ground. The mounds are made as a gopher tunnels through the soil in search of food. These mounds are less extensive than mole tunnels but they are typically larger in diameter and tend to be deeper.

What’s the best way to get rid of gophers?

At CimeX Control, we help our pest control clients in the Phoenix area get rid of gophers with the Burrow X. This smokes the gophers while their in the tunnel. Some gopher problems call for different solutions, but we always find a way.

Contact CimeX Control for a free inspection. We build relationships with our clients so they feel free to communicate with us about their unique challenges. We also tailor our plans to each pest problem, making sure we remove critters the first time. Call us at (602) 688-4985 or send us a message at