While Gophers can be active any time of the year, it seems that this is the time when they really get on the move, causing destruction in their path. Most people know they have a gopher problem when they start seeing dirt mounds popping up in their yard. These dirt mounds are enough to ruin a yard in themselves, but what most people don’t know is that a gopher can cause much more destruction below ground.
Gophers eat roots, herbaceous plants, shrubs, trees, forbs and grasses. When they start eating the roots of your trees, flowers and shrubs this can cause the plant or tree to get sick or die, and removing a dead tree from a yard is not easy or cheap.
Gophers are also the cause of a lot of irrigation and wiring issues. If you have buried lines, an in-ground sprinkler system, and a gopher, they will commonly chew through the wires and pipes if they get in the way of their tunnel systems. If you see a dirt mound in your yard, more are sure to pop up quickly! So please do yourself a favor and call Barrier at 208-463-4633 for a free Gopher Quote before they cause too much damage.