Gophers are subterranean rodents, otherwise called vermin that can wreak havoc on your lawn, garden or crops. These critters are very small, rarely growing up to a foot long, and have coats that come in a variety of colors but are commonly a tan/brown color with a white underbelly. They have four small paws, large incisors and big puffy cheeks. However, you will most likely see the damage they leave behind rather than seeing one firsthand because they are reclusive and do not like to mess with other animals. They are active during all parts of the day and hibernate during the colder winter months.
However, what makes gophers such a nuisance is their diet and their digging. Gophers are omnivores and love to eat fruit, vegetables, roots and seeds. They have a weird sixth sense for finding your garden and eating all the vegetables/fruit or destroying the plant from underneath by eating all the plant roots. You can imagine how annoying they can be for farmers and people who get the majority of their food from their personal garden. They are also a pest by the tunnels that they dig underground which can leave holes in your lawn and kill your grass. If you have gopher problems, you probably want to know how to get rid of them as soon as possible.