Pocket Gophers

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Pocket Gopher Identification

Size: Up to 15 cm in length.

Colour: Grey to brown fur.

Description: Burrowing rodents with soft fine fur, long teeth, four legs, and distinctive pockets in their cheeks.

Order/Family: Rodentia/Geomyidae.

Scientific Name: Geomys bursarius.

Did You Know?

Baby gophers (pups) are born blind with their ears closed for a period of up to 5 weeks.

Pocket Gopher Biology

Firstly, most sub-species of pocket gopher breed once a year. Sometimes, this is twice a year but in fewer circumstances. Springtime is when male gophers seek out female mates when searching for burrows. Pocket gophers don’t always find one female mate but sometimes more. After birth, baby gophers are called pups with litters living in nests comprised within gophers’ extensive tunnel networks.

Pocket Gopher Behaviour, Diet, Habitat and Life Cycle

Burrowing rodents that earn their name from the distinctive pockets in their cheeks that are designed to carry food, pocket gophers are very destructive rodents. Known for their extensive tunnelling abilities and large protruding teeth that are usually brown or yellow, they are infamous for destroying farms and gardens. Living most of their life underground, pocket gophers live in a network of tunnels and burrows. Sometimes, these systems can extend up to 200 yards with up to 100 mounds. They use their sharp teeth and long claws to dig through soil with relative ease.

Living for less than three years on average, pocket gophers are herbivores and rely on a diet of plant life and its roots, bulbs and leaves to survive. Plants are also their water source meaning there’s no need to emerge from their tunnels when searching for it. For the most part, pocket gophers remain underground to keep themselves safe from predators that include owls and snakes.

Wondering How To Get Rid Of Gophers?

Are you questioning how to get rid of gophers? We’re not surprised since these pesky rodents leave unsightly mounds wherever they decide to live. When digging underground, pocket gophers have also been known to disturb utility cables and pipes too. Importantly, you should always leave humane gopher removal to a professional like Terminix Canada.

Remember, it’s difficult and time-consuming to remove pocket gophers on your own since they’re nearly always underground. Rest assured, our humane pest control professionals will probe the ground with bait and strategically place it along pocket gophers’ active tunnels. Safely removing gophers fast and effectively, we specialize in solutions for both residential and commercial properties.

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