Moles, Voles, Gophers and Shrews

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Mole and Gopher Removal Services In The Edmond, Guthrie, Okc and Surrounding Metro Areas

Skunk Bait Wildlife Control LLC

Are you tired of looking at mole or gopher mounds out in your beautiful fresh cut lawn? Or you may be looking for gopher removal services in Guthrie, Edmond or the surrounding metro area. At this point, you are probably wondering how many gophers are in your yard? This is where our company, Skunk Bait Wildlife Control LLC comes in.

We specialize in mole and gopher removal services in the Edmond, Guthrie, and surrounding Okc metro areas. Our pocket gopher technicians are trained to properly identify mole, gopher, vole, and shrew damages. After we diagnose your critter problem, we will work with you to find a solution that works best for you.

Getting Rid Of Gophers
Gopher Mound

Identifying Gopher Mounds

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Moles and gophers are not the same but they may cause similar damage to a lawn. Gophers will leave large mounds of dirt on top of your lawn. These mounds are typically loose, fine, dirt and there is usually a round plug towards the top of the mound. This plug is what they use to fill their lateral tunnel. As they excavate through the soil looking for food, they leave large mounds of dirt. If left alone, gophers can cause a lot of damage to a lawn. These gopher mounds can happen in a very short period of time. Gopher mounds can damage lawn equipment as the mowers mow over them. When lawn mowers run over the gopher mounds it dulls the blades and puts strain on the motor, the lawn mower belts and the spindles. If you are in the Edmond area, we recommend O’Conner’s Lawn and Garden or Circle Saw Shop for lawn mower repair or blade sharpening. If you are in the Guthrie area, we recommend Hometown Rental on Division Street just south of Industrial.

Underground Tunnel Systems

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Pocket Gophers have elaborate underground tunnel systems. These tunnels can be very long, short, shallow or deep runs. These tunnels may collapse under your feet as you walk. This could cause injury to people, pets, or livestock so caution should be used. These tunnels may be under a fence, along a driveway, under the sidewalk, along a retainer wall or in a flower bed.

Gopher Tunnels-What To Look For

Gopher tunnels are typically not noticeable to the naked eye unless you accidently step directly on top of one of them, but their mounds of fine dirt piled up in the yard with a small circular plug are a dead give away of gophers in the lawn. In some cases, you may see small round areas of dirt in strange places in the yard. This can be a sign of gophers in the yard as well. This happens as they clean out their tunnel systems in your yard.

Mole Tunnels-What To Look For

Mole tunnels in the yard will be lateral tunnels that are slightly raised that will sink beneath your feet when you walk on top of them. This may be easy to see or extremely difficult to see depending on the type of grass that you have.

What Do Gophers Eat?

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Gophers like to eat grass roots, ornamental plant roots and seeds. They will stuff their food into the pockets in their cheeks (which is where the name pocket gopher comes from). They will dig out a small tunnel for food storage. In these storage tunnels we have found grass root clippings and other roots that have been stored. With heavy grazing, and large populations of pocket gophers, these varmints are problematic to residential lawn, off and on ramps to highways, commercial properties, and farmers.

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Moles And Shrews – What Do They Eat

Broad Footed Mole Image by Skunk Bait Wildlife Control LLC

Moles are cute little critters with large feet on the sides of their body. We typically see the broad footed mole in our area. They can cause a lot of damage to a lawn looking for grub worms, earth worms and small insects that may use their tunnels. We usually see heavy mole activity with new grass growth or freshly laid sod because the lawn has to be kept wet for the grass to take root. This wet soil attracts the types of food that moles and shrews like to eat. During this time we also see activity from other animals like raccoons, skunks, and armadillos as they often times will eat the same types of food that the moles and shrews are looking for.

What We Do To Protect Your Property From Moles And Gophers

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It all starts with an animal damage inspection. This is usually a ground level inspection that allows our trained wildlife technician to see if this is a mole and gopher or something completely different. Our technician needs to put eyes on your property to correctly diagnose the type of nuisance animal you have that may be causing your problem. In some cases, you may not be dealing with gophers.