Pocket gophers are actually great for the environment. The dried vegetation and excrement they leave in their burrows works wonders as a natural fertilizer. Additionally, in some areas of the United States, their tunnels can help slow the effects of erosion.
However, most people aren’t willing to deal with the unsightly mounds that pocket gophers leave in their yards. And even fewer take pleasure out of learning a pocket gopher has damaged their pipes or utility cables while trying to dig its tunnels.
If you’re trying to get rid of pocket gophers, you need to call a wildlife control professional. Getting rid of pocket gophers is both time and labor intensive. A trained technician or exterminator will be able to help you locate hard-to-spot mounds and create a wildlife control plan that suits your needs.