Gopher Removal

Gopher removal is one of the most commonly requested services we offer.

See below for more information on the physical description and behavioral traits of these animals. If you think you have one or more of these little guys living in your yard or on your business's grounds, contact us for your FREE gopher removal quote today! We are trusted throughout the Greater Tulsa area and the rest of Oklahoma as the go-to professionals for gopher removal.

Pocket Gopher

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Gopher Removal --- Around Tulsa and throughout Oklahoma, Johnson Wildlife can professionally and safely remove gophers from your property. Contact us for a free quote!
Scientific Name: Family Geomyidae

Description: Pocket gophers are fossorial rodents named for their fur-lined cheek pouches. Their cheek pouches, or pockets, are used for transporting bits of plant food that they gather while foraging underground. They have special adaptations for their burrowing lifestyle, including clawed front paws for digging, small eyes and ears, and sensitive whiskers and tails. They’re also able to close their lips behind their long incisors so that they can use their teeth to loosen soil without getting any dirt in their mouths.

Size: Pocket gophers are medium-sized rodents that range in length from 5 to 14 inches.

Diet: Roots, tubers, and the occasional above ground plant provide all the necessary nutrients to these hungry rodents. Pocket gopher teeth are well-adapted for their vegetarian diet. Their incisors are ever-growing, which compensates for the tooth wear incurred while chewing on hard, gritty materials. Pocket gophers also have flattened molars and premolars which are perfect for grinding vegetation. They can chew the root systems back faster than they can grow back.

Life History and Reproduction: Pocket gophers are solitary animals that only come together in the spring and summer to breed. Young pocket gophers are born in nest chambers underground. The mother takes care of the young for several weeks before sending them on their way to construct burrows of their own.