I've been fighting gophers since moving in. these voracious rodents eat bulb & root & tuber. every means to conquor them has been unsuccessful.
their latest damage has been the most painful to me. I grew a Spanish Broom from seed. it's one of my prize plantings. here is how it lookd in bloom 3 years ago:
when I saw that it wasn't greening I inspectd & the entire bush was leaning over. there was a gopher hole next to its base. those fricking rodents ate the roots. I nearly wept digging it up.