Madison Gopher Removal
AAAC Wildlife Removal of Madison WI ~ 608-401-4715
Gopher removal in Madison, WI. Trapping and control of gophers throughout Dane County, Wisconsin. They have become more common over the last several years in Wisconsin. They can be a tenacious little devil. It can ruin your lawn and eat your garden, shrubs and other vegetation in short order. Many times gopher damage and mole damage look similar.
The key to telling the difference in damage is when you see your plants dying. Moles do not commonly eat vegetation. If you notice plants turning brown or yellow and there is tunneling around them, it most likely is a gopher doing the damage. Although these animals are similar, they are quite different in their choice of food sources. Moles prefer to eat earthworms and insects. Gophers on the other hand are root eaters and will chew off the roots of shrubs, bulbs and small trees.
Gophers and moles are controlled in much the same way by trapping them. To trap one, a slightly different trap than you would use for moles is needed. This trap goes inside the tunnel instead of above the tunnel. They do not travel near the surface as often as the mole does, so the trap must be placed inside the tunnel to be most effective.
We will dig down until you reach the tunnel and then set our traps. We check the traps regularly and continue trapping until the damage ceases. Remember to remove the dirt mounds as they will kill your lawn. Just smooth them out and spread the dirt over the lawn.
Gopher control is one of the more common services we are called upon to provide at AAAC Wildlife Removal of Maidson.
They create damage to lawns and landscape by tunneling through the soil seeking earthworms and grubs. This damage translates into mounds left on the surface and ridges protruding from the soil. These ridges create a sinking feeling when walking on the lawn and the mounds contact the lawn mower blades and make mowing the lawn a dust storm. Not to mention bent lawn mower blades.
We can remedy your problem by initiating a wildlife management program. Most management programs are provided either weekly, monthly or annually. Removing those that are currently in your lawn or landscape will not totally solve the problem. At some point, others will move in. This is why it is so important to have a management plan in place to control future issues.
They can be professionally controlled and you don’t have to resort to the wide assortment of home remedies that you will find on the internet that often fail. Each year people spend millions of dollars and thousands of hours trying to control this pest and end up with equipment that they will never use again or end up throwing away.
Call our specialists today ~ 608-401-4715.