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When vegetation and plant life begin to disappear from lawns or backyards, there may exist a problem. That problem is what is known as the pesky gopher. Moles are the pests that make trails through your yard like raised up ridges often times along the sides of hardscapes. It is time to hire Rodent Guys for your gopher pest control.
Gopher wreck havoc beneath lawns and gardens. Gophers, of the rodent family, live and feed below the surface of the ground, eating the roots and tubers of plants, and effectively killing these plants.
These solitary silent gopher, as they busily tunnel their small furry gopher bodies below the surface of lawns, gardens, and golf courses, severing grass roots, leave behind a trail of subtle destruction that is demonstrated by their telltale gopher mounds.
Controlling gophers and moles can be accomplished by either trapping moles and gophers, or placing a poisonous substance into mole runs and gopher tunnels, which can include a poisonous gas. A professional must do the latter since these are hazardous dangerous chemicals. .
Trapping gophers and moles is a safer method, although it will not completely eliminate the the gopher and mole problem, it is a means of controlling the gopher and mole population that may exist in any particular area. Deciding to use this gopher pest control method you need to be vigilant while performing this type of gopher pest control, which should be done on an ongoing basis. Also, common sense and good judgement is required here as to the type of mole or gopher trap one is going to use, as some traps are safer if children and domestic animals do get into them. One of the more unsafe ones is the harpoon mole trap, which has sharp elements. The mole pit traps are probably the safest as they are comprised of a can that is approximately seven inches wide and twelve inches deep. Here there are no sharp edges that can harm a child or an unsuspecting animal besides the mole or gopher.
Another pesky creature is the mole, which eats worms, grubs, and insects in addition to uprooting the grass roots beneath the surface of a lawn. Also a solitary creature and one that again wrecks havoc beneath the ground surface by creating mole tunnels where it lives, these moles are voracious eaters, spending all their time feeding underground. Again, trapping on those areas where the moles is the better more successful method used in controlling moles.
Castor Oil is another known method that is used for moles. Here a mixture comprised of a few ounces of castor oil and several tablespoons of liquid dishwashing detergent, which is then added to a gallon of water. For the more determined, the addition of human urine, and then spraying this concoction over the lawn area where the gophers or moles are suspected. What is hoped is that the unsuspecting mole will ingest this substance, and incur a tummy ache (indigestion), then perhaps have the good sense to move on to more pleasant surroundings, hopefully someone else's lawn or garden. The plus factor in using this method is that it is nontoxic to the environment, and presents no harmful elements to children or domestic animals. This mole deterrent is popular but has little effect on moles.
Gophers and moles unfortunately will continue to present a problem for lawns and gardens, but with persistence and a certain amount of patience as well as perseverance, these destructive pesky creatures can be controlled. Be prepared to deal with moles and gophers if you have them in your neighborhood.
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