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.
No poisons or chemicals used
Know the Gophers Are Gone
Safe for the environment
No digging needed
Bait can stay active for up to 60 days
Fewer service calls required
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
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.
- How much activity is there? How many mounds and holes?
- How big is the yard?
- Is the yard or home next to a field or home with neighboring gopher activity?
- Are there slopes or hill involved?
- 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
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.
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.
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:
- We first inspect your property to develop a plan to systematically eliminate your gophers.
- We carefully dig holes and set the traps, so as to not damage your lawn or landscape any more than the
- We let the traps
sitfor 12 to 48 hours, then return to remove the captured gophers.
- 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.
- 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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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,
Gopher Tunnel Fumigation
Where appropriate, Go-Pher the Kill can use tunnel fumigation to rid your property of gophers:
- 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.
- This process is not applicable
forevery 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.
- Because no traps, baits, or poison are used, tunnel fumigation is the truest “pet safe” method.
- Finally, we level off any gopher mounds built in
and remove those located in grassy areas. dirt,
We clean up the gopher mounds after all of our services, not only to leave your property looking its
We also offer customized, ongoing gopher control service agreements to fit your needs where continuing management is required.
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 Pest Control Customers Are Saying
I am so impressed with the professionalism and the efficiency of this company. Gophers were destroying our yard and within the first week they caught 4. I am so happy with the 30 day guarantee because I have had to call two more times after the initial trapping (gophers like our yard)They showed up when they said they would and took care of business. I HIGHLY recommend them!!!!
I had the front and backyard sprayed for black widows. The tech was knowledgeable, professional and on time. I hope not see anymore creepy crawlers.
I was having problems with spiders and ants! I called and spoke to Mike and he sent a technician named Nic the same day. Nic was here for over an hour taking down webs and servicing my home. He was very friendly and thorough and advised me on what I could expect in the next couple of days. So far I'm happy with the results, I would highly recommend using their service and will be signing up on a ongoing service. Thanks guys you guys are awesome!
This was my second time using GoPher the Kill for my gophers and I'm very satisfied with their service!
First time I believe they caught 3 (set traps, and even used CO2 as the gophers were pretty settled in yards of our new home). This time around they caught 1 and that did the trick. I believe it's been almost a year between these two visits.
Very friendly staff, efficient and thorough. I received a call this morning since my 30 day service (the one service lasts unlimited visits for 30 days) is almost up. I appreciate them trying to come out again and reminding me before my 30 days is up.
These guys are awesome! We had a mole that, despite our best efforts, we could not get rid of. We reached out to Go-Pher, they provided us a fair estimate and scheduled a day to come out. Upon arrival they actual slightly decreased the estimate based on the size of our yard. A few days later, they came back and confirmed they caught the mole! They checked back a week later to make sure we didn't have any other intruders and set some bait to make sure they got everything. What I was most pleased with, however, was the final follow up call we got yesterday. They called to remind us that our 30 day guaranty period was almost over so just wanted to make sure we haven't had any additional problems. Really awesome customer service!!
They caught two gophers in one day. Do not wait to hire them. I tried everything to kill these rodents but was unsuccessful. They came out and set up traps and the next day two were caught. I wasted so much time trying to do it myself that the gophers ended up doing a lot of damage. I'm mad at myself for not calling them earlier.
I'd been dealing with gophers for a very long time. But once they started to get near the house, it was time to get help. I saw the truck with the ugly gopher on it and decided that was the company to use. Nick came out and set traps, returned the next day catching two of those buggers. Nick was very informative and helpful, answered all my exhausting questions. A big thank you.
Excellent company! I just recently completed installing a newly landscaped yard and after a few months of enjoying my yard- it stared to get attacked by gophers.
I tired to deal with the issue myself (of ridding the gophers ) for a couple of months with no luck.
Then Nic came out and noticed the damage, set a few traps for overnight and when he came back the following morning - he was able to catch the 3 gophers that were behind my headaches.
But what really set Nic apart - was after he was done with removing the gophers he took the time to remove the large dirt piles left by the gophers and blend it all back in to the existing landscaping like they were never there. Nic is awesome and will spend the time to give you some insight on gopher habits.
Highly recommend! Nic was so helpful and knowledgeable when it came to our specific situation. He answered all our questions and was very thorough. He showed us each step in the process of catching and removing the gophers and how to recognize new activity. These guys know what they're doing. Thank you Nic!
Go-Pher is awesome! You won't be disappointed with this company. I had a gopher problem on my property, which is a little over 1/4 acre, and Nic came out and set about 8 traps. He came by the following week and removed what he had caught, then baited the holes as a final barrier against future gophers. Nic was great! He was on time, very knowledgeable, and was in and out in less than an hour. Thanks Nic.
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.
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!
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!
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..
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