Gopher Removal & Control Services

Southwest Colorado Local Animal Control

Gopher Facts!

Scientific name: Geomyidae

Southwest Colorado is home to the Botta’s pocket gopher and the Northern pocket gopher, both of which are active year-round.

These gophers dig extensive burrow systems that provide protection and a means of collecting food. While digging, the gophers feed on roots and pull surface vegetation into their tunnel systems. 

These tunnel systems can divert water and cause a significant loss in surface irrigation. This, of course, creates an issue for your crops and fields. 

These animals should never be handled. Gophers carry diseases which can be easily transmitted.

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Southwest Colorado Local Gopher Control & Removal


San Juan Wildlife Services strives to take care of your rodent issues in a way that is humane and effective. Though, Southwest Colorado and Northern New Mexico use a variety of removal techniques, our team has determined that the PERC method is the most successful while also aligning with our values.

Using Pressurized Exhaust Rodent Control (PERC) is both safe and humane, while effectively eliminating the problem. There is no poison left behind, no blasting, digging or trapping. This method is also completely safe around pets and livestock.

PERC is a state-of-the-art solution that targets burrowing rodents without compromising crops and vegetation or endangering other wildlife. The process involves injecting carbon monoxide into the tunnel system with great accuracy. Then, the gas will spread throughout the tunnel, putting the rodents to sleep. This is safe, humane, and highly effective if it is done under extreme pressure.

Contact us today if you have any questions or are in need of immediate removal.

Equipment for servicing gopher and prairie dog holes.

We provide animal control and removal services in the following areas:

Allison, Arboles, Bayfield, Cahone, Cortez, Dolores, Dove Creek Durango, Fort Lewis, Gem Village, Hermosa, Hesperus, Ignacio, Mancos, Marvel, Mesa Verde, Pagosa Springs, Pleasant View, Rico, Silverton, Towaoc, Vallecito, Yellow Jacket.

Also, feel free to ask us about our proprietary deterrent methods!

Check out what our clients are saying

“Our subdivision hired Tom & his company last year to get control over our gopher problem in our common area. We also hired him personally to help us in our backyard, which the gophers had taken over. This year is a whole different story and we are so grateful to San Juan Wildlife for really getting a handle on the problem. We would highly recommend them and their team. Thank you!”

Jeff and Laura Branson

“I just recently used Tom and Jesse’s services to get rid of pocket gophers that were threatening to destroy a recently landscaped area. I called Tom to schedule an appointment.  He was very polite and asked pertinent questions about our situation.  We were scheduled quickly and Jesse showed up on time to address our gopher infestation.  Jesse is a great representative for Tom’s company.  He was polite, efficient and took the time to educate me about the process.  I strongly recommend them!!”

Chris Bauer

“After trying other services for two years, I finally found the right guy for gopher control on my property. Tom always responds promptly to requests and is thorough with his safe and humane treatments. Thanks, Tom!”

Hildreth Cooper

“Tom Hayes was very professional and got rid of my gophers!”

Jan Lewis