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Why Call A Professional Trapping Service For Gopher Problems

Gophers are a serious problem for anyone who values their property’s agriculture, landscaping, and plant growth. Although gophers seem cute and harmless, anyone who has ever had gophers present and active on their property finds them otherwise. Here at Smith’s Pest Management, we offer effective and reliable services to manage gopher activity on your property year-round. Damage Gophers Cause By nature, gophers are herbivores, meaning they seek out and eat roots, trees, shrubs, grass, and other plants. This can be a major problem if you have agriculture

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Excluding Gophers From Your Garden

I came across a blog post today from the Contra Costa Master Gardener’s about what to do about gophers if you want to keep them out of your garden but not kill them. The article on excluding gophers can be found here. This comes up often. We understand the interest in not killing gophers or moles in the garden. The garden is about cultivating life!  Many gardeners refrain from the use of anything that is designed to kill, like herbicides and pesticides. A gopher trap is not a good solution for

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Don’t Use Plain Chicken Wire For Raised Beds, Use Gopher Wire

Chicken wire can rust away in less then 3 years leaving you unprotected. Gophers will get into your raised beds as soon as they find the chicken wire has rusted away. Use stainless steel or double galvanized “gopher wire” which is made specifically to last in underground applications like lining raised beds, making gopher baskets, etc. I saw this article on the web today about lining your raised beds with chicken wire. I wanted to let our readers know of the shortcoming of chicken wire or sometimes

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Gophers Blamed For Injury To Schoolgirl In Fremont, CA

A young lady playing on the sports fields at Thornton High School in Fremont fell while running on a field heavily infested with gophers. Witnesses said it looked as though she fell because she tripped over a gopher pile or stepped in a gopher hole. Her family fears that she may not be able to play sports again due to the severe injury she sustained to her leg.  Apparently broken badly and requiring a titanium rod to repair.This exemplifies why it is so important to get rid

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