While many living in the United States remain safe from certain dangerous animals, there are still threats you’ll want to be aware of. For example, many homeowners each year deal with the damage that gophers can cause to a yard. Statistics show that 13 of the 34 various gopher species in the world reside in the United States. Considering that, it’s understandable that you might be dealing with the presence of gophers in and around your yard. With that in mind, here are four ways gophers can cause damage while residing around your property.
- Gophers Build Massive Tunnels
One of the main ways gophers damage yards is through the almost constant building of tunnels. These aren’t small tunnels that are easily fixed. Unfortunately, many gophers are capable of making tunnels that can reach anywhere from 200 to 2,000 feet. Considering that, these tunnels mean that yard damage from gophers can add up fast.
- Destroying Your Landscaping