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Gopher Facts

  • A gopher spends 99% of their lives living in underground tunnels and nests.
  • A gopher is active all year long, even when snow is present.
  • A gopher is continuously changing and sealing tunnels within a day or two.
  • A gopher may construct as many as 300 mounds in a year while moving over 2-4 tons of soil within a few weeks

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Mole Facts

  • Moles do not hibernate.
  • Moles can dig at the rate of 17 ft. per hour.
  • Moles speed through existing tunnels can be 70 ft. per min.
  • Moles have to eat every three to four hours or they will starve.

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Vole Facts

  • Voles can be confused with a field mouse.
  • A vole is commonly called a “meadow mouse” or a “field mouse”.
  • Voles can be identified by its stocky build, short tail, and small eyes.
  • Voles breeding season encompass most of the year and can average 10 litters per year.

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The presence of molehills has been the established method of demonstrating sovereignty. Some species are aquatic or semi-aquatic. The mole lives in the seclusion of under-ground burrows, coming to the surface only rarely, and then often by accident.

The presence of molehills has been the established method of demonstrating sovereignty. Some species are aquatic or semi-aquatic. The mole lives in the seclusion of under-ground burrows, coming to the surface only rarely, and then often by accident.

RECREATIONAL INFESTATIONS

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CATEGORIES OF INFESTATIONS ON RECREATIONAL LANDSCAPES

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ASSOCIATED RISK

Injuries:

Artificial playing surfaces installed decades ago had a thin layer of turf and padding over hard concrete and players taking hard falls or tackles could suffer severe injuries, including concussions along with turf-specific fractures and strains that can still occur.

When playing on natural playing surfaces gopher and mole holes can cause sprained ankles, broken limbs and pulled muscles.

Flooding:

Large untreated areas will consolidate water from the burrowing activities of the animals causing areas to have pocket flooding. This eventually will lead to washing away any surface structure that may be present.

Depreciation of Value:

Maintaining the property can become expensive over time if left unattended and in some circumstances it may have a direct impact on the business.

Environmental Hazards:

Poisoning large areas of recreational landscapes can lead to secondary poisoning of children, pets and other wildlife within the area. Young children and pets commonly mistaken the bait to poison gophers as granola bars.

MB EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS

Safety:

If you come across a recreational landscape that has encountered these types of hazards please be cautious.

Consult with a specialist and schedule an appointment to identify the potential hazards and the best treatment methods recommended for resolving your gopher or mole problem.

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