Pocket Gopher Control

Pocket Gopher Control, Trapping & Removal Services

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A gopher, also known as a pocket gopher, is a small burrowing rodent that is native to several areas in North and Central America. The critters possess cheek pouches to store nuts and vegetation. Gophers don’t hibernate which means they’re potentially an issue throughout the year. Gophers create their homes inside burrows underground that consist of many tunnels. These tunnels can be used for food storage or transportation.

A gopher burrow is identified by the large mound of dirt that sits above the tunnel. If you have discovered a burrow on your Dallas property, you might have a gopher problem. Call the experts at Trutech of Dallas to solve your gopher problem the correct way. Our team of licensed gopher management professionals have the tools, knowledge, and ability required to perform an effective gopher control or gopher removal on your Dallas property. If you have a problem with gophers, don’t wait any longer to contact us. Call in the team at Trutech of Dallas to perform humane and efficient gopher removal and gopher control services.

Our Dallas gopher removal and gopher control services are guaranteed to help you feel comfortable in your home once again. At Trutech of Dallas, our specialists have what it takes to create a solution that works for you, your family and your property. Don’t wait too long to call Trutech of Dallas—gopher tunnels can reach up to 6 feet deep!

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On average, pocket gophers are small creatures that weigh about half a pound and reach around 7 inches lengthwise. They are mostly brown in color and have typical rodent characteristics like small, beady eyes, tails, and protruding incisors. Gophers also have claws, which are curved and used for digging extensive tunnel systems, while their cheek pouches allow them to hoard food.


Gophers rarely leave their burrows to find food, although they do surface occasionally to eat plant bulbs, nuts, and fruits. The rodents typically prefer roots and pieces of plants that are accessible from underground, targeting crops like beets, turnips, and carrots.


Pocket gophers can live most anywhere soil is soft and easily excavated, and species are found in each region of North America. Even areas with seasonally cold climates support populations of gophers, as they adapt and burrow through snow. Gophers are rarely seen above ground. If sighted outside their tunnels, they are generally seeking food or digging new pathways. They rarely venture more than a few feet from the nearest tunnel entry.




Individuals should not expect to see gophers inside buildings, though they may take up residence in lawns with appropriately textured dirt. Soils that are loose and frequently watered attract them, while hardened and thick clay-like soil repels the pests. Property owners usually become aware of infestations when they encounter gopher mounds left over from burrowing, which usually have distinctive crescent shapes. These mounds are plugged to keep intruders out and measure about 10 inches across.



Gophers damage lawns and gardens with their burrowing and dietary habits. Both large-scale irrigation and small sprinkler systems can be rendered ineffective by the rodents. Some species of gophers are also disliked for their readiness to kill conifer seedlings and saplings by eating the roots of the trees.



Shrubs or trees of particular interest can be protected from gophers by employing underground fencing. However, this method of control is expensive. More cost effective measures involve habitat modifications that remove viable shelters, food, and water sources.



Trapping takes time and money and can result in failure if not done by professionals. Trutech gopher removal experts should be called to take care of any existing problems. Our detailed assessment of properties ensures all existing gophers are removed before we finish. Trutech associates ensure pest problems are treated with the best possible care.