Pocket Gophers, commonly known as Gophers, are burrowing rodents of which there are about 35 species. They are known for their extensive tunneling activities. Gophers weigh around half a pound and are approx. 6-8 inches in body length with a 1-2 inch tail. Most gophers have brown fur that often closely matches the color of the soil in which they live. Their most characteristic features are their large cheek pouches from which the word “Pocket” in their name derives. These pouches are fur lined, can be turned inside out, and extend from the side of the mouth well back onto the shoulders. Gophers have small eyes and a short hairy tail which they use to feel around tunnels when they walk backwards.

All gophers create a network of tunnel systems that provide protection and a means of collecting food. The tunnel entrances can be identified by small piles of loose soil covering the opening. They like to burrow in areas where the soil is softer and easily tunnelled. Gophers often visit vegetable gardens, lawns and farms as they like the moist soil. They like to feed on vegetables that contain juice in them.

Depending on the breed of gopher, they can breed seasonally, or some breed repeatedly throughout the year. Each litter typically consists of two to five young.



We can help with: ants, bees, cockroaches, crickets, earwigs,  fleas, flies, mice, mosquitoes, rats, spiders, ticks, and wasps. In addition, we offer Gopher Control. Lewis Pest Control will work with you to customize your pest control service to suit your individual needs.

One Time Service: Ideal for a one-time pest problem you want treated. With the one time service, you will receive one follow up within 30 days if needed at no charge. This is not always recommended as the most efficient or cost effective way to minimize a pest problem.

Monthly Service: Perfect amount of time between services to ensure that your home and business will have adequate chemical coverage to eliminate your pest problems at all times.

Every Other Month Service (EOM): This is best for homes and businesses that do not have any continuous pest outbreaks. You have enough coverage to prevent new problems without a chemical build up.

Gopher Control:  Gophers damage lawns and gardens with their burrowing and dietary habits. Both large-scale irrigation and small sprinkler systems can be rendered ineffective by the rodents. Carbon Monoxide is used to pump into the tunnels. Service includes one follow up within 30 days if needed at no charge.

Green Service: Organic, or better known as "green" products, are a plant based material derived from rosemary, wintergreen, and peppermint. All of these together leave a pleasant aroma. The longevity of the materials is not as long as traditional chemicals, but it is a better solution for the environment and for those who want less toxic products in and around their home and business.





I feel confident that with your help I won't need to worry about voracious gophers tunnelling under my back and front yards, dining on my grass and plants!

Robert A., Simi Valley

I saw the Lewis Pest Control truck right after seeing a rat in my garage. Tim showed up the same day! Thank you so much!

Jonathan C, Simi Valley

I carried Tim's card around for a month. I honestly don't know why I waited. He was on time, fast and set me up on a monthly service. No more bugs!

Marian H., Agoura

Suddenly there were ants everywhere. Tim came right away and took care of them with GREEN products.

Holly C., Westlake Village

I love having a choice of traditional or green products being used in my home. Tim was so patient. He listened and answered all my questions.

Jennifer K., Thousand Oaks

We are a family owned and operated business nestled in the hills of Simi Valley.  Tim Miller, owner of Lewis Pest Control, has over 35 years of Pest Control experience. He is licensed by the Structural Pest Control Board and has extensive experience spraying in the field as well as managing an office.

Tim prides himself on providing you the best pest control options for your home. Working closely with our chemical companies, Lewis Pest Control offers both green and traditional pest control options.

Tim knows first-hand how important it is to protect your home and business from pests, and guarantees the quality of his work. He will be happy to answer any questions you have. Lewis Pest Control services Simi Valley, Moorpark, the Conejo Valley of Thousand Oaks,
Westlake Village and Newbury Park and in the San Fernando Valley
in Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Van Nuys and surrounding areas.