What Are Gophers?
Before you call a Castle Rock gopher control company, make sure that gophers are actually the problem. A lot of animals look like gophers, but not all of them are technically gophers. In Colorado, you need to look out for a specific set of rodents called pocket gophers. The pocket gopher is very distinctive.
Pocket gophers get their name from the large, fur-lined pouches in their cheeks, which they use to carry food. They use the pockets to carry materials for nesting too.
Every region of Colorado has some level of pocket gopher presence. Though, identifying a pocket gopher is complex because they come in a variety of colors. Their size varies too.
Generally, expect pocket gophers to range between 8 and 12 inches. As far as colors go, they usually have fur that matches the soil they live in. That said, gophers live in nearly every environment, from valleys to plains.
Ongoing Preventive Treatment
If you don’t keep your eye on the problem, pests will inevitably return. That is why we offer ongoing preventive treatments to customers interested in this service. We will come to your home and apply treatments that keep pests out on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis! This will save you the headache and expense of hiring us for a more extensive treatment down the road.