Summer is Here: Summer Weather Brings Increased Need for Pest and Gopher Control

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Gopher Patrol has been servicing the six counties, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange for a total of 17 years. They are experts at finding and eliminating moles, rodents, squirrels, gophers, and pests.

Summer Heat

“Beat the Heat with our trained technicians, they can take care of your infestation problem no matter how bad! The best way to defeat them though is with on-going control.” -Ethan Hernandez

With temperatures reaching over 105 just in the early days of May, yards are on the verge of annihilation…Grass burning, plants frying, and hillsides lighting up in flames! It is just the beginning…

This season has brought not only tanned skin and sweat filled days but also ever thirsty, ever hungry gophers and pests. These guys are scavenging to find a meal filled with water and nutrients during the current drought. Since gophers live 100% underground they rely on roots to gather their daily intake, causing disastrous havoc in yards; undermining foundations, devouring slopes and hillsides. So what is the best way to keep gophers and pests controlled you ask? Well, Gopher Patrol uses two forms of containment. They use trapping and baiting. Brandon Rodriguez, an experienced 10 year gopher and pest control veteran explains, “We have found that a targeted attack with baits and traps is the most effective way of eliminating gophers on your property.”

On the same page as annoying gophers, there are the even worse, more traumatizing, violating summer pest invaders. They can range from roaches and pincher bugs to spiders and wasps. With their newborn nurseries graduating to full adulthood during these ending spring and beginning summer months Gopher Patrol General Manager, Ethan Hernandez, says, “Beat the Heat with our trained technicians, they can take care of your infestation problem no matter how bad! The best way to defeat them though is with on-going control.”

Gopher patrol offers these summer tidbits for preventative pest control this season:

  • Seal any cracks on the outside of the home with a silicone-based caulk, including entry points for utilities and pipes.
  • Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around the foundation and windows.
  • Keep tree branches and shrubbery well-trimmed and away from the house.
  • Keep mulch at least 15 inches from the foundation.
  • Eliminate sources of standing water around the house, including birdbaths and in clogged gutters.
  • Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly.
  • Avoid leaving pet’s food dishes out for long periods of time.

This summer, make sure to check out their interactive and informative website at, where you can fill out their schedule and appointment form. A Gopher Patrol representative will get back to you same day to help with those increasing summer pest and gopher control needs. Gopher Patrol is available Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm and on Saturdays from 9am-2pm. You can reach them at 1-888-466-4674 or locally at 1-951-689-8200.

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