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Gophers
Apex Pest and Lawn is your Professional Pocket Gophers Exterminators along the Wasatch Front.

Pocket gophers, often called gophers are burrowing rodents that get their name from the fur-lined, external cheek pouches, or pockets, they use for carrying food and nesting materials. Pocket gophers are well equipped for a digging, tunneling lifestyle with their powerfully built forequarters; large-clawed front paws; fine, short fur that doesnít cake in wet soils; small eyes and ears; and highly sensitive facial whiskers that assist with moving about in the dark. A gopherís lips also are unusually adapted for their lifestyle; they can close them behind their four large incisor teeth to keep dirt out of their mouths when using their teeth for digging.

POCKET GOPHERS CAN CAUSE CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO YOUR YARD!

Pocket gophers often invade yards and gardens, feeding on many garden crops, ornamental plants, vines, shrubs, and trees. A single gopher moving down a garden row can inflict considerable damage in a very short time. Gophers also gnaw and damage plastic water lines and lawn sprinkler systems. Their tunnels can divert and carry off irrigation water, which leads to soil erosion. Mounds on lawns interfere with mowing equipment and ruin the aesthetics of well-kept lawns.

Mounds of fresh soil are the best sign of a gopherís presence. Gophers form mounds as they dig tunnels and push the loose dirt to the surface. The hole, which is off to one side of the mound, usually is plugged.

One gopher can create several mounds in a day. In non-irrigated areas, mound building is most pronounced during spring or fall when the soil is moist and easy to dig. In irrigated areas such as lawns, flower beds, and gardens, digging conditions usually are optimal year round, and mounds can appear at any time. In snowy regions, gophers create burrows in the snow, resulting in long, earthen cores on the surface when the snow melts.

HOW WOULD YOU GET RID OF THEM?

Getting rid of Pocket gophers can be a tricky task as they are elusive creatures and their numbers can get large. To successfully control gophers, the sooner you detect their presence and take control measures the better.

Apex Pest and Lawn control gophers in lawns, gardens, or small orchards by trapping and/or by using baits. Thatís why our service includes the necessary treatments and follow ups needed, for one fee. Our treatment method consists of the following:

Initial Service - Detailed inspection of the entire landscape activity. Rodent bait is used and placed directly in the burrow openings and also in tamper resistant stations that are anchored to the ground.

Follow up - A follow up is included to evaluate the success of the baiting and to determine if additional treatments are necessary. IS THE PRODUCT ECO-FRIENDLY AND SAFE?

We at Apex Pest and Lawn emphasis the Green Approach as much as possible. We use the least amount of material while still resolving the problem. We utilize natural products, baits, and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. When conventional materials are required, we follow very stringent guidelines for the use of the product so that it poses no threat to people or pets. All products are registered by the EPA. Our service technicians will inform you of any specific safety measures that need to be taken.

IS THERE A WARRANTY?

This service comes with a two month warranty from the initial service date.

We also guarantee your complete satisfaction. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your service, we will correct it free of charge. Thatís our promise to do everything we can to make your home insect, pest and rodent free.

CAN I PREVENT THIS IN THE FUTURE?

Pest problems can be difficult to prevent on your own. Many of our clients choose to go with our Extended Service Plan for greater money savings and continued protection; this will cut down on the probability of insects and pests greatly.

HOW DO I GET A HOLD OF YOU?

Call Apex Pest and Lawn and we will be happy to come out and solve your pest problem. Call our office today at (801) 792- 3192.