Gopher Control Altadena

Gopher Pest Control in Altadena, CA

When rodents like gophers are damaging your Altadena landscape and you need Gopher Control service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Gopher Control service in Altadena, CA is available with pet friendly methods with well trained trappers.  Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Altadena Ca needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same as a gopher. Just about all damage is to new plants considering they are young, un-established but it will not take a lot of gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Lawn can also be seriously effected by gophers with destruction from both the feeding on from the turf plus the dirt shoved on the top in addition to staying on top of the turf which smothers it.

Giant trees could take eating for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees are usually killed because of a gopher quickly since the roots supplying the life for the tree are young. You will quickly realize distinct branches of trees or bushes start to die out as soon as gophers are destroying it. This is the result of the roots providing life to that section of the plant is weakened or killed because of the gopher and no longer providing life to that part of the plant you’re growing.

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Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are usually stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can make one to three mounds per day which is why you want to get rid of gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a gopher specialist pest control company with knowledge of how to get rid of gophers for your home.  Always make sure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a license for structural pest control.

Damage and reasons we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, flowers and vegetables on your yard – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new vegetation because they are young, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Lawn is also very effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed up and sitting on the grass which kills it.

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

The most effective control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are options that a property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is typically performed by a service serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the cost of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are very effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed techs like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the Home Depot which are not very effective.

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

Using water to wash them out 

Flooding can be effective 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 hole.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you begin to be concerned about the water bill in Altadena and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

No repellents in Altadena available at the present time that have been proved to provide good Gopher Control. Several plants, such as gopher purge and cantor bean have been said to offer control, but these claims have never been proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers no one would be reading this site including you.

Keeping gophers out of your yard using physical barriers can be effective for small areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the perimeter of your backyard would be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only provide short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Raised planter beds can be protected by fixing a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth below 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 Altadena property, they are allowed to be controled by any legal means. Allowable ways include gopher traps and poison bait placed by the owner or tenant of the property. Any poison bait used to kill gophers must be labeld for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Gopher Company

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

Gopher Pest Control at it's best

Captured two Gophers

This is owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed with bait.  Nick and his team of Gopher Control experts will be showing off 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