Gopher Control Duarte

Gopher Pest Control in Duarte, CA

When moles or gophers are causing damage to your Duarte property and need Gopher Control service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Gopher Control service in Duarte, CA is available using pet friendly methods with well trained technicians.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control Duarte Ca needs is from the pocket gopher that is the exact same as a gopher. A lot of damages is to new plants because immature, un-established but it would not require a lot of gnawing for the gopher to destroy or feed on it. Grass can also be seriously effected by gophers with destruction from both the feeding of the lawn and also the dirt forced at the top and residing on top of the turf that smothers it.

Giant trees will take chewing for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees may be killed by way of a gopher immediately simply because the roots supplying the life for the tree are young. You might find certain branches of trees or bushes continue to die when ever gophers are damaging it. This is caused by the roots giving life to that section of the plant is damaged or killed from the gopher and without any longer supplying life to that section of the plant you might be 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 almost always stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other tunneling rodents like  moles.  They can make 1-3 mounds every day reason behind the fact of why you want to get rid of gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a gopher specialist pest control company with background in how to remove gophers for your lawn.  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.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, flowers and vegetables on your yard – if it’s a plant they probably will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new vegetation because they are young, un-established and it does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Grass is also highly impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the turf and the soil pushed on top and sitting on the grass which smothers it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher in a short time because the roots supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are attacking it.  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 most effective control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, 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 service dedicated to gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the cost of the blaster.

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

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

Using water to force them out 

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

Repellers 

No repellents in Duarte 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 protection, but these claims have never been proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers you would not be reading this site.

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

Above ground planter beds can be protected by placing a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth below the bed and securing it to the 2×6 wood frame before filling with soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you Duarte property, they are allowed to be controled by all allowable method. 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 Rodent Company

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Control services in Duarte using the best ways based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations poison baits are used instead 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 two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled with poison.  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