Gophers

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Mighty Men Pest Control serves all of the Bay Area. Your pest extermination and elimination needs are always well met when you call on us.

And yes, the service includes getting rid of pesky gophers. Why shouldn’t it? After all, these creatures dig huge burrows under the lawn, which gives them secret access to the foods they like most: vegetables.

And where do they get those veggies? Your garden is a good spot. They love roots and leaves and bulbs. You don’t need this kind of destruction in your life.

Gopher Facts

Might Men Pest Control has been putting an end to gopher invasions for years. Let’s get to know a little more about this fiendish beast.

  • Gophers are burrowing rodents that are common in the western United States.
  • They have large, powerful front teeth for chewing and digging.
  • Gophers can tunnel underground at a rate of 15 feet per hour.
  • Their burrows can be up to 3 feet wide and 6 feet deep.
  • Gophers typically eat plant roots and leaves, but can also eat small insects and animals.

Gophers are often confused with moles, but there are distinct differences.

Moles are smaller than gophers and do not have large, powerful front teeth.

Moles also do not typically eat plants; rather, they are carnivorous in nature.

If you think you have a gopher problem, Mighty Men Pest Control is here to help. We will inspect your property and come up with a customized plan to get rid of the gophers for good. Contact us today to get started.

What Are Some Signs I Have Gophers?

There are several signs that you may have gophers on your property:

  1. You see small holes in the ground that are approximately 2 inches in diameter.
  2. Trails of loose dirt lead away from the holes.
  3. Damaged or wilted plants.
  4. Mounds of dirt near plants or in the middle of your lawn.

If you live in the Bay Area and see any of these signs, it’s time to call Mighty Men Pest Control. We will come out to your property and inspect for gophers. If we find them, we will put an end to their destruction.

Will You Have To Blow Things Up Like In Caddyshack?

The short answer is no, we will not have to blow things up like in Caddyshack. Carl Spackler doesn’t work here. And most gophers we’ve seen are terrible dancers.

Mighty Men Pest Control uses a variety of methods to get rid of gophers, depending on the severity of the infestation. In some cases, we may need to use traps or poisons. In other cases, we may need to physically remove the gophers from your property.

Whatever the case may be, rest assured that we will get rid of the gophers in a safe and effective manner. No dynamite required.

How Much Damage Can A Gopher Really Do?

A gopher can do a lot of damage to your property if left unchecked.

As we mentioned earlier, gophers love to eat plant roots and leaves. This can destroy your garden or landscaping. Gophers can also damage irrigation systems and other underground utilities.

Finally, gophers can create trip hazards with their burrows. This one isn’t addressed much but it’s true. Aside from being lumpy, gopher burrows make your lawn soft to walk on. Your feet sink in and before you know it, you’re stumbling toward a bad fall.

So what’s the bottom line? Gophers are destructive pests that can cause a lot of damage to your property. If you see signs of gophers, give us a call and we’ll take care of the problem.

Keeping Gophers Out Of Your Garden

In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to keep gophers out of your garden:

  1. Use raised beds. This will make it more difficult for gophers to access your plants.
  2. Cover the ground with wire mesh. This will prevent gophers from burrowing into your garden.
  3. Plant gopher-resistant plants. Some plants that gophers don’t like include:
  • Daffodils
  • Foxgloves
  • Fritillaries
  • Iris
  1. Use traps. This is a more hands-on approach, but it can be effective in getting rid of gophers.

If gophers are overwhelming your yard–and your sanity–Mighty Men Pest Control is here to help. Should the above techniques prove unsuccessful, pick up the phone and give us a call.

Our courteous and efficient staff is on hand six days a week to put an end to all of your gopher troubles.

Friendly Service With Professional Results

At Mighty Men Pest Control, we pride ourselves on providing friendly service with professional results. When you call us, you’ll talk to a live person, not an automated machine.

We’ll take down your information and get one or more of our professionally trained staff members to your site fast.

Once on-site, our staff will thoroughly inspect your property for gophers. We’ll then put together a customized plan to get rid of the pests quickly and efficiently. Then we’ll provide tips to keep these critters away for good.

Serving All Of The Bay Area

Mighty Men Pest Control is a locally owned and operated company serving all of the Bay Area. We have been in business for many years and have helped countless homeowners and businesses get rid of pests.

If you’re dealing with gophers, give us a call today. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and put together a plan to get them out of your garden.

Mighty Men Pest Control: The Bay Area’s Top Choice For Gopher Removal

When it comes to gopher removal, Mighty Men Pest Control is the Bay Area’s top choice. We have decades of experience and our professionally trained staff is second to none.

We understand that dealing with gophers can be difficult and frustrating. That’s why we’re here to help. We’ll work quickly and efficiently to get rid of the pests and help you keep them away for good.

Right away you’ll recognize our professionalism. We get straight to work attacking your problem. Gophers are most active during spring and fall. Their burrowing can damage utility pipes and underground cables. If left unchecked, one gopher can create over 100 mounds in a single year.

Mighty Men Pest Control puts a stop to gopher infestations in the Bay Area. If you suspect problems in your yard, call us today at (650) 309-1841.

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Pigeons can be a nuisance if left to make a permanent residence on your building. You constantly have to schedule an attic cleanout to clear their droppings, which means exposing yourself to diseases. Having such a health hazard on your premises is bad for business.

Other than that, pigeons can destroy air filters and air conditioning units. Their droppings can clog pipes and gutters. Pigeons are not only a problem for commercial clients but also homeowners as well. You can easily spot pigeons in busy cities and residential areas.

Pigeons are adaptable to a new environment and can survive in areas with high human activity. This means simple scare tactics will not work. Getting rid of pigeons requires the help of professional bird removal technicians.

We can help you resolve your pigeon problem. Our services cater to commercial and residential clients in our home city The San Francisco Bay Area, and many of the surrounding Bay Area cities. Dial (650) 309-1841 today.

BIRD CONTROL SERVICES

Most people try to use their own removal tactics in attempt to salvage the situation. In theory, an effective way of getting rid of pigeons is by eliminating their source of food. Naturally, birds eat grains, but in busy cities, the best place to get food is from garbage cans.

Pigeons will forage for food anywhere there is discarded food waste. Get rid of the dustbins and you have less to worry about. As good and easy as it sounds, it is not a practical idea. The next step is to use sealed bins. This temporary step keeps the birds away for a while.

When dealing with a pest infestation, you need a permanent solution. Otherwise, you will spend a lot of money on hiring different service providers. We provide you with an effective solution that will have the birds roost somewhere else and not find your property attractive.

How Mighty Men Does Pigeon Control

Our aim is removal and prevention. There is no point in chasing away the birds, only for them to come again in a couple of days. Our control experts use proactive methods that repel pigeons from nesting on your property.

We have a qualified and dedicated team with the experience to carry out the safe removal of bird pests. Our bird spikes prevent birds from resting on your property while protecting the birds from harm.

Apart from spikes, we have exclusion netting, deterrents, and reproductive control solutions. All these help control and manage the population of birds in your area.

Professionals in Bird Control

Our staff has been trained and servicing pigeons for years. By having a team of dedicated staff, we are capable of taking care of your needs. We use high-quality pigeon control systems together with collapsible traps.

We have different traps we can use depending on the bird population in your area. Trapping takes time and skill to get it right. Our technicians have the experience to provide fast and reliable services.

Would you like us to take care of your pigeon problem? Call us for the best The San Francisco Bay Area pigeon control today at (650) 309-1841.

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How to Keep Pigeons Out of a Wall

Pigeons are actually harmless birds, but pigeon activities in and around your home may cause significant damage to your property. These birds are called winged rats for a reason, they really can be a nuisance. Pigeons can infest your home with disease-carrying mites or ticks, and their pathogen-laden droppings are yet another problem. Pigeons should be nowhere near your home, let alone in your walls. Here is a great source at pestcontrolbird.com to learn more about bird removal.

But if you’ve got a pigeon problem, here’s how you can deal with it. 

The easiest way to keep pigeons out of your wall is to find the entry point, install an exclusion device, and let them fly out themselves. But to keep them away for good, you have to keep them away from your property. 

Pigeons won’t get the chance to enter your walls if they are not already roosting on your roof or chimney. If you can successfully keep these birds away from your property, then you will never have to worry about having them inside your walls. Pigeons are persistent and no matter how many times you chase them away, they will always return, except you take some extra steps to ensure that you make your home uncomfortable or inaccessible to them. 

To permanently keep pigeons away from your property—walls, attic, roof—you will have to make certain changes like installing pigeon spikes or netting that deter birds or putting up physical deterrents that repel pigeons like fake owls. Inspect your building and seal holes: check the roof, attic, and chimney for holes and seal them off. Since pigeons live in the sky, they will access your building from the upper sections. They will often perch on the roof or chimney and can get inside through any cracks they find. You can keep pigeons out by properly and completely sealing every crack, also cap your chimney to prevent pigeons from building their nest in it. If you make your home undesirable to pigeons, they will be forced to stay away, and you will eventually have some peace. 

Some pigeon deterrents to consider

Pigeons may not be scared of humans, but they have natural predators that they find very scary. You can use this knowledge to your advantage and install ceramic owls or hawks to scare them away. But this technique alone will not do the trick because, after a while, the birds will realize that the owl is fake and will continue coming to your roof. You can also try reflective objects like foils or mirrors, this works because birds have a hard time seeing properly when they are close to shiny and reflective objects. 

Another option to explore is water hoses, you can drive pigeons away by spraying them with water, but this method is very temporary as the birds will return once they notice that the water is gone. 

Remove attractants

One of the most effective methods for keeping a pigeon away is to make him less interested in being there in the first place. Remove any standing water that could be used for drinking and bathing. You'll also want to be certain that all trash is contained and out of reach to avoid any free meals.

Bird feeders will always be a problem, despite the fact that you can buy designs with narrow openings that only allow songbirds to enter. If you have bird feeders, consider removing them, especially if you notice that they are attracting the wrong birds and creating a problem for you. 

Another thing that may attract pigeons to your property is a vegetable garden. It’s impossible to hide a vegetable garden if you have one. But you can make your fresh tomatoes and cherries out of reach to birds by investing in a fruit cage. Use a mesh wire fruit cage to protect your veggies and keep nuisance birds away.