If you’ve noticed holes or mounds in your lawn or garden, you may have a gopher or vole infestation.
Gophers and voles are destructive pests. They’re also capable of transmitting diseases. It’s possible to catch Salmonellosis or the Hantavirus from them. These diseases are transmitted indirectly. If you eat a fruit or vegetable from that has been contaminated with urine or droppings, you run the risk of catching one of these, and other, diseases.