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Every property is different. Therefore, Corky’s treatment program focuses on areas unique to your property, where gophers are damaging your landscaping. This effective service program starts with an initial service to exterminate gophers. Corky’s and you will schedule follow-up maintenance services necessary to control future invasions.

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How Corky’s Gopher Control Service Works

Every property is different. Therefore, this treatment program focuses on areas unique to your property, where gophers are damaging your landscaping.. This effective service program starts with an initial service to exterminate gophers. Then follow-up maintenance services are necessary to control future invasions.

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  • Since each service treatment is unique to your property that means so is the equipment and process used in the treatment. There are trapping, baiting and repellent for future prevention. Your service specialist is trained to identify entry and exit of the gopher tunnel system.
  • ​Once the treatment is performed, a topical repellent is applied. The topical treatment product is a natural granular repellent that uses strong smell and bad taste to deter gophers from making further parts of your yard their home..


  • Gophers can and will migrate from surrounding properties and new damage can occur in as little as one day. If your property is bordered by infested areas, then you can expect gophers to invade regularly. This is why a scheduled maintenance program is so important. Every inspection we go for, we check for gopher activity. If we find new holes, we treat the newly infested areas. We always conclude our maintenance visit by reapplying topical repellent to further deter gopher activity.
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  • Your technician may make recommendations as to measures that will promote successful control of these pests on your property. Recommendations to get rid of gophers may include; decreasing watering schedules, mowing tall grasses, thinning dense foliage and replacing damaged plantings with those that gophers find inedible.
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Gopher control FAQs

What Draws Gophers to Your Yard?

Gophers are herbivores that are most attracted to vegetation and grass, which is why they’re commonly found in yards and golf courses. When they get into your yard, they can cause a considerable amount of damage. These highly destructive pests may find your yard appealing because of:

  • Tree roots
  • Grassroots
  • Tubers
  • Bulbs
  • Vegetable roots

What Damage Can Gophers Cause to Lawns and Gardens?

If you don’t take steps to remove gophers from your property immediately, they can cause extensive damage to your entire yard. These pests build tunnel systems that can not only expose the roots of trees and plants, but they can also damage the roots, leading to decreased stability, nutrient update issues, and increased susceptibility to disease and environmental stress.

When they decide to come up for some fresh air, they’ll breach the surface of your yard, which creates unsightly holes. The grass surrounding the yard will likely die off as well. If your property consists of any underground cables, gophers can damage them. Request our San Diego gopher control services to resolve this issue and mitigate the damage.

Will Gophers Eventually Leave Your Yard?

Gophers can decide to leave your yard at any time. However, gophers usually only leave after they’ve already created numerous holes and fed on plant and tree roots. Your best option is to seek gopher removal for your San Diego home.

What Are the Risks Associated with Gopher Infestations if Left Untreated?

Keeping gopher infestations in your yard can have serious consequences. For example, gophers can bite if they feel threatened. They’ll also cause visible damage to your yard in the form of gopher holes and mounds. The many risks associated with gopher infestations include the following:

  • Tree damage
  • Tunneling around your lawn
  • Vegetation damage
  • Structural damage to your property’s features
  • Safety hazards
  • Underground cable and utility hazards
  • Drainage and erosion issues
  • Parasites like fleas, lice, and ticks

Can Gophers Attract Other Pests or Predators to My Property?

One of the main problems with having gophers in your yard is that they can attract other predators and pests to your property. Gophers can carry ticks, fleas, and lice. However, they also attract predators like owls and snakes, the latter of which can be highly dangerous if you have pets or young children.

What Is the Best Way to Get Rid of Gophers?

There are numerous methods that are effective at getting rid of gophers and keeping them away from your property for good. For example, our pest control team at Corky’s can install gopher mesh barriers for you. These barriers are partially placed underground and above ground. They can keep gophers from tunneling and breaching your lawn. Some of the other solutions that you might want to look into include the following:

  • Gopher baskets
  • Loud noises via wind chimes and radios
  • Unpleasant smells like castor oil, dryer sheets, coffee grounds, fish, and Tabasco sauce
  • Various gopher traps

Consider scheduling our gopher pest control services. We’ll locate the gophers on your property, remove them, and ensure they don’t return.

Who Should I Call for Gopher Removal Services?

You should call a professional pest control service that specializes in gopher removal. Look for a company with experience, positive customer reviews, and a comprehensive approach to not only removing the gophers but also prevent their return. Our team at Corky’s Pest Control offers expert gopher control services in the San Diego area, and we’ll ensure your property remains gopher-free.

How Much Does Gopher Removal Cost?

The cost of removing gophers from your home depends on the size of your property and the number of gophers that need to be located and taken away. You can pay anywhere from $25-$150 to have a single gopher removed. When using traps to capture a gopher, the costs might range from $250-$500.

How Does Professional Gopher Removal in San Diego Differ from DIY Methods?

If you schedule our San Diego gopher control services, we’ll first evaluate the extent of the damage and determine which type of gopher is on your property. Our team at Corky’s Pest Control will then select the most effective removal method. While you can do this task yourself, hiring a professional team will save you time and money.

What Can Be Done to Prevent Future Gopher Invasions?

You can prevent future gopher infestations by placing scent markers around your garden or property. Gophers are actively repelled by odors they don’t like, which include castor oil and coffee grounds. Some other methods that might help you include the following:

  • Maintain a healthy lawn: Regular lawn maintenance can make your yard less attractive to gophers.
  • Install physical barriers: Placing underground barriers in the tunnels that are made of wire mesh or hardwire cloth will deter gophers from digging.
  • Remove food sources: Minimize access to food by keeping your yard free from fallen fruits, nuts, and other edible debris
  • Plant gopher-resistant plants: Consider planting varieties that gophers avoid, such as daffodils, marigold, or other plants with strong scents or toxic properties
  • Professional pest control services: Schedule regular inspections and treatments with a professional rodent control company to detect and prevent gopher activity