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July 2, 2010

Get goin', Gopher!

Gophers may often be responsible for ruining lawns, killing trees and destroying gardens, but they can also be an important part of the local ecosystem.

Known for building complex underground tunnel systems, gophers are natural bulldozers, using their front legs and long teeth to push dirt out of their tunnels and onto the grass above. Essentially solitary creatures, only one gopher will be found in a tunnel system.

While initially their work seems destructive, they increase soil fertility by mixing plant material and fecal wastes into the soil; their burrowing aerates the soil and speeds up the formation of new soil by bringing minerals to the surface.

If you're concerned about pests in your home or place of business, give Dave a call at 1-800-400-6009.

Dave's Pest Control
Serving Central Massachusetts

Reference: www.pestworldforkids.org

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