It seems like gopher removal is a consistent, on-going battle for a lot of residents in our area, and I’m determined to get rid of gophers once and for all off of my property. My wife and I bought our three-plus acres several years ago with its farmhouse-style home, and have worked extremely hard to upgrade the house to our standards. We bought the property because we fell in love with the area and landscaping. If it meant nearly gutting the existing home and remodeling it, then we were willing to take on the job just to have that property.
The yard is gorgeous. We have a pool area, adjacent to a Chinese-style garden with meandering pathways and stone benches. Out behind the area, it’s a natural forest area with tall long-needle pine trees. It’s the perfect multi-purpose backyard. We can throw lavish dinner parties under the stars, or family barbeques, or quiet picnics amongst the trees. Now that we’ve devoted a lot of time and expense to remodeling the house to match the beauty of the backyard, we plan on settling in and living here for the rest of our life.
But, now our gorgeous yard is marred by gopher hills, and we are in desperate need of gopher removal. Mounds of dirt litter the grass, stones from our Chinese-garden pathways are getting pushed up, and some of the long-needle pine trees are dying. I’m certain the gophers are eating the roots of the trees. It’s astonishing how many gopher holes there are, too, and more spring up every day.
It’s annoying that we can’t even see the gophers destroying our property. How do you remove gophers when they won’t even show themselves? All we get to see is the damage and dying plants. Sometimes, if you listen, you can actually hear them digging under foot, or spot the tip of a gopher nose sticking out of a hole. We have no idea how many there are, but it’s obvious we have to get gopher removal specialists out here soon or our beautiful backyard sanctuary will be completely destroyed. How can you host a pool party or elegant outdoor dinner party when you’re terrified someone will catch a foot in one of those gopher holes and trip?
After talking with some of my neighbors, I found out that this has apparently been a problem on and off for years. Most of my fellow residents have just come to accept it as a fact of life out here. I may be a newcomer to this area, but I refuse to accept life alongside destructive gophers. I’ve tried to get rid of the gophers myself, but obviously I’m fighting a losing battle. It’s time to bring out the big guns and get a professional gopher removal service out here to take care of them for me. Maybe I can convince some neighbors to hire them, too, so we can enjoy a gopher-free neighborhood once and for all.