Keep Gophers Out With An Underground Barrier Fence

Last modified on: September 29, 2020


We have can keep gophers out by installing an underground barrier fence in your yard. Though it sounds difficult and expensive, often times it is not.

To keep gophers out of your sensitive areas we dig a trench two feet deep and install galvanized underground. The wire can parallel fence lines, be put around gardens and under  veggie beds before vegetables are planted.

a pocket gopher emerging from a hole in a california bay area yard

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We can keep gophers out of any part of your yard so long as the soil can be excavate to install the fencing. If there are tree roots, pipes, underground utilities etc. it will be more difficult.

This is best used to go along a fence that borders open space. It will keep gophers out of your yard because they can’t burrow under the wire or climb over and through your fence.

It is important that the underground barrier fence extends above the ground about 4-5″ so that gophers can not crawl over.

After the wire is installed, the trench is filled in and you can garden and landscape as usual. This underground barrier fence will also keep ground squirrels out.


Author Bio: Zach Smith

zach smith, owner of smith's pest management

Landscape Pro Turned Gopher Pro: Owner, Zach Smith, graduate of Cal Poly’s Horticulture program worked nine years as a landscape professional- dealing with gophers, moles, and ground squirrels and was quickly recruited by other local gardeners. Fast forward to the past 10+ years, where Zach and his team trap and remove burrowing pests from residential, municipal and commercial properties throughout the San Francisco Bay area, from Marin to Monterey.



 

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