Losing plants, trees, and shrubs to something underground? Tunnels and holes showing up in your yard? Sounds like moles, voles, or gophers. There are several underground pests that eat plants and shrubs and leave holes in your yard and garden. Since gophers do not hibernate they are always seeking food, even during winter months. Usually they feed at night and their tunnels are capable of reaching several hundred feet, this along with multiple litters of young per year make it easy to understand how they are able to take over whole neighborhoods in a short period of time.

Gophers can be among the most annoying garden and yard pests out there, remember the movie CaddyShack? It is easy to understand how Bill Murray was so aggravated that he used explosives to try and blow them out of the ground. Gopher damage is enough to drive anyone insane.

The problem with gophers is their tunnels are so extensive that traps, pellets, gas, or water used to flood their tunnels may not be enough to reach them. One effective way is to use castor oil granules, it is effective and is also organic, and biodegradable, plus it is non toxic to you and your family. This granule doesn’t harm the rodent, just releases a sweet aroma that sends pests fleeing. This along with planting things that moles, voles, and gophers aren’t interested in eating such as shrubs with woody roots and stems, succulents, and highly aromatic plants would be a great start to ridding your garden and yard of underground pests.

If you find that you still have an underground pest problem, or any other type of pest problem remember to contact Earth Guard Pest Control at

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