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Gopher Control Services in Riverside, California

Go-Pher the Kill is a full-service gopher control company ready to eliminate your gopher problems. Whether you have a single gopher destroying your property, or an entire population tunneling underground, we will get rid of the gophers quickly and professionally.

Gopher Traps

Our recommended method
No poisons or chemicals used
Know the Gophers Are Gone
Safe for the environment

Gopher Bait

Quick control
No digging needed
Bait can stay active for up to 60 days
Fewer service calls required

Tunnel Fumigation

Safe for Pets
No digging needed
Gas vaporizes quickly
Leaves no bait or poison behind

How does the gopher control service work?

Our typical service lasts for 30 days. This can vary depending on the size of the yard and the amount of activity. Most residential homes can be gopher free in under 30 days.

In our first visit, we usually set traps. We do this in multiple areas depending on how much activity there is. We place flags indicating where the traps are. Traps are placed well within the burrows and not out in the open. We clean up all of the mounds and fill in any small holes made by the gophers before we leave. We then set you on schedule to check the traps in 24-48 hours. We have usually caught gophers at this point. To be sure, we leave a bait inside the burrows in case we missed any or any new ones show up. Hopefully, they will eat the bait and die before doing any more damage. If a gopher was not caught we then implement our carbon monoxide into the burrows. All methods of control are included in our service.

After these first two visits, we come back in about 2 weeks for a follow-up inspection. If we see any new activity we will repeat the process.

You are covered for 30 days so if a new gopher mound appears, just call, email or text and we’ll get out asap.

The steps of treatment can vary depending on the situation. This is the average yard.

How much does gopher control cost?

We have a few variables that we factor in when pricing gopher control work.

  1. How much activity is there? How many mounds and holes?
  2. How big is the yard?
  3. Is the yard or home next to a field or home with neighboring gopher activity?
  4. Are there slopes or hill involved?
  5. Whats the soil or turf like? Rocks, hard dirt, grass, etc.

The average home with gopher activity in the front or backyard is around $250.

The average home with gopher activity in the front and backyard is around $275.

What can I do to keep the gophers from coming back?

This is a tricky one, because there are not many things you can do to keep them from burrowing back into your yard. In fact, gophers are likely to appear in the exact same spot from before, even after removing them. This is because you now have existing tunnels leading from your neighboring yard right to these spots. When we do your gopher control service, We’ll hand you a few referral cards to offer your neighbors. That way we can make sure their gophers don’t eventually tunnel over to your property.

We also offer maintenance services for gophers in which we come out monthly to inspect the yard for any new activity. If we see any new gopher activity, we will take care of it. This service is more of a reactive service but is proven to keep the gophers under control and down to a bare minimum.

 

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Gopher Trapping, Baiting and Fumigation

If you are having problems with gophers on your property, let Go-Pher The Kill help you save your yard! We specialize in gopher control through baiting, trapping, or fumigation, providing service in Riverside, Corona, Norco, Eastvale, and surrounding areas.

Gopher Trapping

We believe that trapping is the best method of gopher control. Go-Pher The Kill technicians are trained in the art of trapping and have a proven record of success. Our Gopher Trapping Program is customized to you:

  1. We first inspect your property to develop a plan to systematically eliminate your gophers.
  2. We carefully dig holes and set the traps, so as to not damage your lawn or landscape any more than the gophers already have!
  3. We let the traps sit for 12 to 48 hours, then return to remove the captured gophers.
  4. We carefully replace the grass we cut out, fill all the holes we dug, and level off or remove dirt mounds the gophers built. (Mounds located in the grass will be removed so the grass beneath will have a chance to regrow.) In most cases, your yard will look better after just one trapping session with us.
  5. After trapping, we prefer to leave bait in the tunnels as an additional control measure. However, we understand that some customers prefer that no baits be used, so we will omit this step at your request.

Gopher Bait

To provide the most effective baiting solution, Go-pher the Kill utilizes a variety of different baits at different stages of the gopher control program. By offering gophers a variety of “flavors,” we greatly increase the probability of consumption. For our gopher baiting program:

  1. We apply the bait directly into the gopher’s tunnel with a probe that releases it underground. The bait can stay active for up to 60 days in ideal environmental conditions.
  2. We do not bait on the surface where pets or children could gain access, because gophers live their entire lives underground. Even after eating the bait, they tend to stay in their tunnels – we have never found a dead gopher on the surface after treating a property with bait.
  3. Bait, by itself, can control gophers quickly if they eat it right away. However, we recommend that bait be used, instead, as a follow-up control to our gopher trapping service – which provides a nice one-two punch for quick control.
  4. As a final step, we level off any gopher mounds built in dirt, and remove those located in grassy areas.

Why do Gophers Make Mounds in My Yard?

… and other common questions about gophers

Gophers live underground and feed mainly on the roots of plants. They move from root to root by tunneling through the dirt. Eventually, though, the dirt builds up in the tunnels, so the Gophers start digging upward to the surface to get rid of the dirt.

How long can gopher tunnels get?

A gopher’s tunnel system can be very extensive.  It consists of the main tunnel, which is usually 6 to 8 inches below ground, and numerous cross tunnels that lead to the surface – where they make the mound. The Gophers also dig separate chambers to store their food and raise their young. The main tunnel can be as long as 200 yards, and the chambers as deep as 6 feet!

Why do gophers have such large teeth?

The gopher’s powerful front legs and long pick-like claws create the perfect tunneling tool. But, they will sometimes hit a pipe, utility cable, or other large objects that they can’t dig around, so they use their large teeth (incisors) instead. The pocket gopher’s incisors never stop growing, so they have to use them regularly to keep them controlled.

If there are a lot of mounds in my yard, does it mean there are a lot of gophers?

Probably not. Gophers are very territorial and usually live alone in a tunnel system – except during breeding season and when a new litter is born. There can be up to 10 baby gophers in a litter, and a female can have up to 3 litters a year in irrigated areas. Young gophers will stay with their mothers for about 2 months, then leave to start their own tunnel system. They can start their own families when they are a year old and live for about 3 years.

I’ve seen some small wild animals in my neighborhood; are these gophers?

Gophers spend most of their lives underground, so you are more likely to see their mounds than to see the Gophers themselves. But, you may see them poking their heads above ground when clearing their tunnels of dirt. Gophers are usually about 6 to 9 inches long with tawny brown fur and short tails, but their large teeth are the most obvious way to identify them. Gophers have poor eyesight but an excellent sense of smell – but if you see an animal of this description running backward very fast – it is likely a gopher!

Besides the mounds that ruin my landscape, what problems do gophers cause?

By gnawing and eating of plant roots, the Gophers not only weaken the foliage, they can kill trees, shrubs, and other plants. They also dig at and chew on utility and irrigation lines that get in their way, destroying these. Additionally, the holes they burrow to the surface, and the ground that is weakened by their tunneling can cause falls by an injury to people and animals. And, if you have a dog, those holes will likely be dug even further as it tries to get at that underground pest!

Gopher Tunnel Fumigation

Where appropriate, Go-Pher the Kill can use tunnel fumigation to rid your property of gophers:

  1. We use a machine that pushes heated smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) from a natural “smoke oil” into the gopher’s tunnel, essentially suffocating any other gophers that may be in there.
  2. This process is not applicable for every property, but it is highly effective in the right situations. Ask your Go-Pher the Kill technician if it is an option for your property.
  3. Because no traps, baits, or poison are used, tunnel fumigation is the truest “pet safe” method.
  4. Finally, we level off any gopher mounds built in dirt, and remove those located in grassy areas.

We clean up the gopher mounds after all of our services, not only to leave your property looking its best, but also so that we will quickly know if there is new activity the next time we come out.

We also offer customized, ongoing gopher control service agreements to fit your needs where continuing management is required. 

Service Area

Go ahead, call us today to schedule your pest inspection with a pest control company that cares at 951-977-8183! Serving Riverside, Corona, Norco, Eastvale, Murrieta, Menifee, Temecula, Lake Elsinore, and surrounding areas.

What Our Customers Are Saying

  •   I had a gopher problem that was driving me crazy and I decided to look for a professional to take care of my issue. After looking around and reading reviews I decided to give Go-pher the kill a call and I'm glad I did. They displayed great customer service and answered all my questions regarding their services. Nick came out to my house for the initial call and he was very informative and extremely professional when it came to gopher catching, he set a couple traps and bait and the following day he came back to discover that he caught two gophers in my lawn. I'm very happy with the service and decided to continue using Gopher the kill's monthly service. Thank you Nick.

    thumb Haydee L.
    12/14/2018

      I highly recommend this company for any type of pest control. They are professional, clean and always friendly. My house had issues with rodents, spiders, ants...when we bought it and these guys have kept ALL of them away for years now. If I do see a spider, I can just call and they'll come back out!

    thumb Sara M.
    12/05/2018

      Mike is very responsive to my requests and my technician takes the time to hear my concerns and addresses them very efficiently.  Best pest control I've had and intend to keep!

    thumb Wt P.
    11/06/2018
  •   These guys are great!!..I highly recommend them if you are having any problems with pests of any type...They are professional and responsive...They show up as promised and in a timely manner...They will return right away if you notice any pests in between their regular scheduled sprayings without an additional cost...No problems whatsoever...They always maintain a professional presence..

    thumb Gary D B.
    7/31/2018

      We have not had a single issue with gophers or any rodents of any kind for that matter since we have had the service. They are very knowledgeable, professional, and super friendly.

    thumb Don J.
    7/07/2018

      We are very pleased with Go-Pher The Kill Pest Control!  Their customer service is beyond excellent!  They are extremely responsive, friendly, skilled, and knowledgeable.  We have an acre, and every kind of pest you can imagine from mice, rats, squirrels, gophers to insects.  We had an issue of rats getting into the attic of our home, and they expertly solved the issue.  They maintain everything under good control, and it is seemless to us.  They send reminder notices regarding their visits, and leave a detailed report of what they did and found.  This is a trusted and reliable company, and would highly recommend their services!

    thumb Rhonda G.
    4/19/2018
  •   We have been fighting gophers on my property for 2 1/2 years. We have a regular pest control guy that seem to be reducing the population but not illuminating the problem.

    We hired Go-Pher The Kill and the gophers were gone within 24 hours. I can't even believe it. It has now been almost a month since they initially started, they've come back multiple times and have been very thorough.

    They are quick and easy to work it with, their set up was simple. True professionals. If you have gophers hire them!

    thumb Lindsey J.
    2/10/2018

      The best service I have ever had from a pest company. Go-Pher The Kill is on top of it they have been servicing our home for 4 years and I wanted to take a moment and comment on how AWSOME they are. I send an email and get quick response and prompt service. In the last week they came out quick to get rid of a gopher and again this week for a mouse in my attic. The service from their employer Ryan was tremendous, professional and all around an A+++ for the last many years.

    thumb Jackie S.
    1/08/2018

      This is great company. We first contacted them when we had gopher problems. And then ants and spiders and then rodents that got inside the 3rd car garage wrecking havoc on our stuff. They always try to get somebody to get to the house right away. Nic Shafer is the one always going to our house. He always ring the doorbell to let me know he's going to check the bait boxes in our backyard. Sometimes he calls beforehand. When I see him, he always asks me how everything is going and if there are problems and he always go and check and solve these problems if we have them. He's polite and knows how to get rid of these pests. Great job Nic!

    thumb Anne R.
    10/13/2017
  •   I have been using this company since I moved to Riverside 3 years ago and I'm very happy with them. Gophers were invading our property and they got rid of them very quickly. Anytime there is new activity, Mike is just a call away. He responds promptly and is very efficient. I would definitely recommend them!

    thumb Anabel D.
    10/13/2017

      Go-Pher The Kill Pest Control is the only company we call to handle our pest issues.  Mike is always willing to handle any job we throw his way.  Incredibly reliable, efficient, affordable and always goes beyond the call of duty.  Last minute phone calls to handle rodent issues are never a problem - Mike has always been there for us.  We highly recommend this company to all.

    thumb Deana V.
    10/09/2017

      John came out right away and set multiple gopher traps. He was knowledgeable and thorough, even cleaning up the dirt from the gopher mounds. Looking forward to having these destructive rodents permanently removed!

    thumb Harmony C.
    10/06/2017
  •   Great company... Joseph is so thorough.  He shows up every month like clock work !! I highly recommend them!

    thumb Laurie K.
    10/05/2017

      Mike does great work! He is always dependable and affordable. I love how flexible he is and is always available to work around my schedule. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!!

    thumb Stephanie M.
    10/01/2017

      Mike is the best so are all his guys.  They have resolved my issues with speed and always worked around my schedule.   They don't overcharge you and won't offer you something you don't need.  I trust them fully.    You wont be disappointed with their service. They will get rid of any pest problem you have

    thumb Silvia V.
    9/16/2017

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