Gopher Control | Utah
One Gopher can inflict considerable damage. A Gopher can rapidly destroy your yard and garden… leaving unsightly mounds and destroying your plants, trees, and shrubs.
In addition to the unsightly mounds and the damage Utah gophers cause to plants, trees and shrubs… gophers can cause even more serious issues. Abandoned gopher burrow tunnels can siphon irrigation water away from your yard… further damaging your landscaping. Gophers are also notorious for chewing through underground water lines, and can even cause damage to other underground utilities.
Utah gophers feed on a wide variety of vegetation, including plants, shrubs, and trees. Most commonly, they feed on roots and fleshy portions of plants they encounter while digging. Although occasionally seen feeding near an open burrow, Utah gophers normally remain underground in their burrows.
Mounds of fresh new soil are a good sign of gopher activity. New mounds are formed as the gopher tunnels – pushing dirt to the surface. Utah pocket gopher tunnels are about 3 inches in diameter, and are usually 6 to 12 inches below ground… but can be much deeper.