Gopher Control Cypress

Gopher Removal in Cypress, CA

If rodents like gophers are causing damage at your Cypress property and need Gopher Control service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Gopher Control service in Cypress, CA is available with pet friendly methods by well trained techs.  We can be reached at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Cypress Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same as a gopher. A large amount of damages is to new plants as they are young, un-established but it would not take a lot gnawing for that gopher to destroy or consume it. Lawn can also be seriously impacted by gophers with damage from both the feeding on on the lawn and also the dirt shoved on top in addition to staying on the turf in which smothers it.

Giant trees usually takes gnawing for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees could be destroyed by a gopher quickly considering that the roots offering the life for your tree are immature. You discover distinct branches of trees or bushes start to die off any time gophers are damaging them. This is a result of the roots providing life for that portion of the plant is impaired or killed by the gopher and no longer supplying life for that section of the plant that you are raising.

How Do I Know if I need service?

Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are usually filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other burrowing rodents like  moles.  They can create one to three mounds per day which is why you want to remove gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of how to eliminate gophers for your yard.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, tree roots, ornamental 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 small, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Grass is also highly effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the lawn and the soil pushed on top and staying on the turf which kills it.

Mature trees can take gnawing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher in a short time because the roots supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to dry out when gophers are damaging them.  This is caused by the roots giving life to that part of the plant is damaged or killed by the gopher and no longer supplying life to that part of the tree you are growing in.

The common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, bait, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are techniques that a home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is normally operated by a service serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are very effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed technicians like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the tools store which are seldom successful.

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

Using water to force them to surface 

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 garden hose in the hole.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you start to panic about the water bill in Cypress and shut it off.

Repellers 

No repellents in Cypress 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 control, but these claims have never been authenticated.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers no one would be reading this site including you.

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

Raised flower beds can be protected by attaching 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 Cypress property, they are allowed to be taken 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 registered for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Rodent Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Control services in Cypress using the best ways based on each situation 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 owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled with strychnine.  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