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True or False: Pocket gophers eat earth worms and other insects? False the main diet of the pocket gopher consist of root, plants, and other plant material. Also known as Herbivores. Wildlife Specialties Inc. wildlife control.
Pocket gophers are medium-sized rodents that range in size from 5 to 14 inches long. Adult males are larger than females. Pocket gophers have small external ears and eyes. The whiskers on the face are sensitive to touch and assist pocket gophers while traveling about in dark tunnels.
Damage to structures caused by pocket gophers includes destruction of underground utility cables (Figure 6) and irrigation pipes. Tunnels of pocket gophers in banks of ditches and earthen dams can weaken structures, causing loss of water, piping through, and complete loss of a bank. Learn more about gophers at the following site icwdm.org.