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Got Gophers?

Adult pocket gopher peeking out of a burrow entrance. [Credit: T. Chalmers]

Gophers are well-known and certainly unwelcome pests in landscapes, gardens, lawns, and athletic...

Adult pocket gopher peeking out of a burrow entrance. [Credit: T. Chalmers]
Adult pocket gopher peeking out of a burrow entrance. [Credit: T. Chalmers]

Adult pocket gopher peeking out of a burrow entrance. [Credit: T. Chalmers]

Characteristic crescent-shaped mound and plugged burrow opening of a pocket gopher. [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]
Characteristic crescent-shaped mound and plugged burrow opening of a pocket gopher. [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Characteristic crescent-shaped mound and plugged burrow opening of a pocket gopher. [Credit: Jack Kelly Clark]

Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:58 PM
Tags: Baldwin (4), damage (13), eating (1), garden (29), gophers (5), landscape (31), lawn (7), mound (2), Pest Notes (64), pests (57), pocket gophers (1), rodent (5), turf (5), UC IPM (202), vegetables (3)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

What Made That Mound - a Gopher or a Mole?

Fig 1. The margin of a mole mound tends to be circular. (Credit: Larry A. Strand)

Finding freshly dug mounds of soil in the garden, lawn, or landscape might be a sign of gophers or...

Posted on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 2:43 PM
Tags: control (40), damage (13), gopher (2), integrated pest management (8), mole (1), monitoring (5), mound (2), Pest Notes (64), UC IPM (202)
 
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