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Gopher Trapping

  • 30 min
  • Customer's Place

Service Description

Pocket gopher is a medium-sized gopher, with adults reaching a length of 7 to 10 in, including a tail of 2 to 2.4 in. Males are larger, with a weight of 5–9 oz, compared with 4–7 oz in the females. Male pocket gophers are widely believed to continue growing throughout their life. The pocket gopher is strictly herbivorous, feeding on a variety of plant matter. Shoots and grasses are particularly important, supplemented by roots, tubers, and bulbs during the winter. An individual often pulls plants into the ground by the roots to consume them in the safety of its burrow, where it spends 90% of its life. Digging by pocket gophers is estimated to aerate the soil to a depth of about 8 in, and to be responsible for the creation of mounds up to 6 ft in height. Populations of the species have been estimated to mine as much as 28 tones of soil per hectare per year, much of which is moved below ground, rather than being pushed up into the mounds. The pocket gopher is highly adaptable, burrowing into a very diverse array of soils from loose sands to tightly packed clays, and from arid deserts to high altitude meadows. In areas with sufficient food, such as agricultural land, breeding can occur year-round, with up to four litters being born each year. In the north, and other, less hospitable, environments, it occurs only during the spring. Females can breed within the same season they are born, or within three months of their birth. Gestation lasts 18 days, and results in the birth of a litter of up to 12 pups, although three or four are more typical. The good news is, you can save your yard and we can help! At G-Squad Pests Control, we provide a professional and custom gopher trapping service based on pest population, NO poison or chemicals!. Call now to schedule a FREE site inspection.

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Hayward California

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