Last summer I had a pocket gopher invade my backyard. Most people have never seen a pocket gopher but have probably seen the results of their activity. These are the critters that leave those mounds of dirt in the green spaces that are all over the city. I tried to get rid of the pest on my own by sticking a garden hose down the hole and just drowning it out (they typically won't surface). Well, all I got was a big water bill. So I called Abell Pest Control and scheduled an appointment. I'm not a fan of using poison since I have a huge backyard garden (which is organic). But the service guy assured me he would minimize the amount of chemicals he would have to apply. There was only one patch of chives that I had to sacrifice because the gopher had dug right by them. AFter two applications (a few weeks apart) there was no new activitiy (mounds of dirt) and my garden was left relatively intact. I recommend Abell and would hire them again.
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