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Pocket gophers, also simply known as gophers, are burrowing rodents with short tails, tiny eyes and ears and large front teeth that are always exposed. Measuring about 5 to 7 inches long not including the tail, pocket gophers get their name from the fur-lined, external cheek pouches, or pockets, they use for carrying food and nesting materials. Gophers, like moles, leave dirt mounds behind but their mounds are formed in a crescent or horseshoe shape.
Pocket gophers are herbivorous and feed on a wide variety of vegetation although they generally prefer herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees. They may invade your property to raid plants and crops from your yard and garden.
Gophers are not a health risk to humans and pets but are considered a nuisance pest based on the amount of damage they can cause to plants and other vegetation. Their tunneling and digging can also lead to soil erosion as this behavior can divert irrigation water.
Pocket gophers are a difficult pest to deter and that is why Schendel Pest Services offers a program designed to eliminate pocket gopher, mole and vole activity on your property.
Due to the complexity of treatment and the time commitment required, pocket gophers are generally not a pest many people have success in eradicating on their own. Pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.
Schendel is 100% committed to helping you ASAP. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
Schendel uses the least amount of material possible to solve the problem. We utilize natural products, baits and mechanical means as forms of treatment. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines to pose no threat to people, pets or plants. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA, and our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.
Pricing for our pocket gopher control program depends on the square footage of the area being treated as well as the severity of the infestation. We will always make you aware of any price changes before we start your service. Sign up for your FREE quote today and see how much you can save with Schendel.
The guarantee varies based on the program you select. One program is guaranteed for 30 days while a more extensive, annual program is guaranteed for one full year. If there is any pocket gopher activity within the time frame designated on the covered property, call Schendel and we will return promptly to eliminate the problem at no additional charge.
Schendel Pest Services provides pocket gopher control and other pest control services in Kansas City, KS; Topeka, KS; Kansas City, MO; Phoenix, AZ; Tulsa, OK; and throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. We also offer commercial pest control services in Arizona.
"Our technician always calls first to confirm that it is convenient for him to provide services. The technicians are always pleasant, polite and anxious to do a good job for us. They take as much time as necessary to do the job. Over the years we have done business with you, our spider problem has decreased significantly. I understand in our rural location, this will always be a problem to a certain extent but it is certainly much improved. "
Lee's Summit, MO