Gopher Control Alhambra

Gopher and Mole Control in Alhambra, CA

When rodents like gophers are causing damage at your Alhambra landscaping and need Gopher Control service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscaping.  Our Gopher Control service in Alhambra, CA is available using pet friendly methods with well trained technicians.  We can be reached at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control Alhambra California needs is from the pocket gopher which is the exact same as a gopher. A lot of destruction is to new plants because they’re young, un-established and so it will not take much gnawing for one gopher to eliminate or consume it. Grass is likewise seriously effected by gophers with destruction from both eating on the turf along with the dirt forced on the top in addition to staying on top of the lawn which unfortunately smothers it.

Giant trees can take gnawing for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees are usually destroyed by the gopher promptly since the roots supplying the life for your tree are immature. You will see particular branches of trees or bushes start to die out whenever gophers are destroying them. This is a result of the roots issuing life to that portion of the plant is harmed or killed by the gopher and without any longer supplying life to that section of the plant you might be growing.

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Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are almost always filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other tunneling rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can make one to three mounds a day which is why you want to eliminate gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a qualified pest control company with experience with how to eliminate gophers for your yard.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, flowers and vegetables on your garden – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new vegetation because they are small, un-established and it does not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Lawn is also very effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed up and staying on the lawn which smothers it.

Big trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher in a short time because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are damaging it.  This is caused by the roots supplying that part of the plant is damaged or killed by the gopher and no longer supplying life to that part of the plant you are growing in.

The best control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are techniques that a home owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is usually done by a company serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are extremely useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed technicians like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the plant store which are not very effective.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control professionals are much higher concentration and effective than what is available to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the knowledge of what method to use for each property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to flush them out 

Flooding can work on farms where the entire field is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to escape.  On your property you are going to try to flood the gopher with a hose down the opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you begin to worry about the water bill in Alhambra and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Alhambra available at the present time that have been shown to provide good Gopher Control. Several plants, such as gopher purge and cantor bean have been said to offer relief, but these claims have never been authenticated.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers you would not be reading this site.

Keep gophers out of your garden using physical barriers can be effective for small projects. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the perimeter of your backyard would be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only offer short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised planter beds can be protected by placing a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth under the bed and securing it to the 2×6 wood frame prior to adding soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you Alhambra property, they are allowed to be killed by all allowable method. Allowable methods include gopher traps and poison bait placed by the owner or tenant of the property. Any poison bait used to kill gophers must be registered for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

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We will come out to provide Gopher Control services in Alhambra using the best ways based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located poison baits are used in place of fumigation of tunnels.  Gopher Control is a tough job for the beginner, we have a lot of experience with it.

Gopher Pest Control at it's best

Captured two Gophers

This is head honcho of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed with bait.  Nick and his team of Gopher Control experts will be holding trophies like these at the end of your project.

We Service Most areas in the following counties:

 Los Angeles County, Ventura, San Bernardino County, Orange County and Riverside County

References:
http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/gophers.html
http://agr.mt.gov/agr/Producer/VertebratePest/Bulletins/pdf/PocketGopher.pdf
 http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7433.html http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7476.html