Gopher Season in Full Swing in Southern California

Gopher Patrol is offering gopher control in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Riverside.

Gopher Patrol is offering gopher control in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Riverside. Heavy gopher activity throughout Southern California shows signs that gopher season is in full swing. With large open areas and uninhabited areas, So Cal is prime real estate for gophers and other rodents looking to set up residence. Our warm year round weather is another factor in heavy gopher activity. “Gophers in Southern California don’t hibernate like they do in other parts of the U.S.,” states Richard Hernandez, Service Manager for Gopher Patrol. “This year is already showing signs of being another bad year for gophers.” Since 1998 Gopher Patrol has been offering gopher control services for residents of Southern California. San Diego has proven to be a safe haven for gophers. Gopher Patrol offers a variety of methods to help get rid of gophers from gassing to trapping to baiting.

Gopher control is a much more difficult service than general pest control. Gophers are underground and because they dig new tunnels there is no way to keep gophers from entering your property. Don’t fear, Gopher Patrol has treatment plans designed to fight gophers as they appear. They offer a monthly maintenance program where they will inspect and treat for gophers monthly. They also offer free follow up visits at no extra charge if gophers appear in between services. “We can’t stop gophers from appearing, but as soon as they do you can call us out and we will get rid of them,” Richard states. Home remedies to treat for gophers are numerous and cover everything from sticking a hose into the gopher hole to putting chewing gum in the open holes. “The only problem with those methods are that generally open holes are left open for a reason,” Richard says. “Gophers leave those openings to allow for ventilation sometimes but mostly to push dirt around while they are creating their real homes deep underground.” Ever wonder why when a hose is placed into the ground and turned on the the water just disappears underground? There’s a reason for that! Gophers create flood channels designed to divert water that enters their tunnels. The water flows away from their nest and travels deeper underground or washes out somewhere else. This method could lead to major problems down the road with undermining foundations or hillsides or slopes, not to mention your water bill!

In San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, or San Bernardino Counties and are in need of a gopher control expert? Call Southern California’s longest running gopher control company, Gopher Patrol. Gopher Patrol has been in business for over 20 years. They have an A+ rating with the BBB and are recent winners of the Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2 categories this year, Pest Control/Extermination and Animal Removal. They can be reached at 1-888-466-4674 or visit them at