Gopher control in cemeteries

Gopher control in cemeteries is essential for customer satisfaction- By your bay area gopher guy, Zach Smith,

Tombstone toppling from gopher underminging
Tombstone toppling from gopher undermining

As gophers and moles work their way around a cemetery, bad things can begin to happen. The footing these heavy monuments sit upon will begin to settle and the marker can topple over, often breaking the marble, and potentially causing harm to others. Without gopher control, the nice straight rows of grave markers are knocked out of alignment by the gopher and mole undermining, giving the memorial park a unkempt and scattered look. And the gopher piles all over the lawns pose a tripping hazard for the bereaved. We suggest a gopher trapping program in cemeteries for exactly these reasons. The cost to keep gophers under control is much more affordable than paying to straighten headstones, and to compensate injured visitors who fall over a mole hill or step in a gopher hole. We get rid of gophers in cemeteries with traps, no secondary poisoning issues like pesticides cause. We’re the cemetery gopher guy of the bay area!

Gopher damages headstone
Gophers have surrounded this headstone and it will surely settle or fall over in time.

 

Gopher control in cemeteries is essential for customer satisfaction
This gopher is undermining this monument at a local cemetery, causing it to list to one side.
Gopher damage can cause broken ankles to guests at a cemetery while they visit their loved ones.
Gopher damage can cause broken ankles to guests at a cemetery while they visit their loved ones

One thing we learned recently to avoid: controlling gophers by making false burrows in cemeteries and farms. Though this may work upfront, the burrows are an invitation for return pests, especially ground squirrels. Learn more about alternative methods of  gopher control here:

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We don’t recommend this method for gopher control in cemeteries for the risk of inviting a major ground squirrel problem.