Gopher and Mole Control in Encino, CA
When gophers or moles are causing damage to your Encino landscaping and you need Gopher Control service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape. Our Gopher Control service in Encino, 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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Any gopher control Encino Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same thing as a gopher. A lot of damages will be to new plants simply because they’re young, un-established and it would not require much gnawing for one gopher to destroy or feed on it. Turf is likewise highly effected by gophers with destruction from both consuming of the turf plus the earth pushed on top as well as staying on top of the grass that smothers it.
Big trees normally takes nibbling for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees might be killed by the gopher immediately because of the roots offering the life to the tree are immature. You discover particular branches of trees or bushes start to die out when ever gophers are damaging them. This is caused by the roots providing life for that area of the plant is compromised or killed by the gopher and no longer giving life for that section of the plant you are growing.
How Do I Know if I need service?
Pocket gopher burrows are almost always plugged like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other burrowing rodents like moles. They can make 1-3 mounds every day leading to why you want to remove gophers immediately on your landscape. Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a qualified pest control company with experience with how to eliminate gophers for your home. Always make sure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a license for structural pest control.
Damage and reasons we need Removal
Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, flowers and vegetables on your lawn – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it. Most damage is to new plants because they are small, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it. Lawn is also very impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed on top and sitting on the turf which smothers it.
Big trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to worry. 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 notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are attacking 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 nutrients to that part of the plant you are growing in.
The common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are methods that a property owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is typically done by a service serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the machine.
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 flares from the tools store which are seldom successful.
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 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 flush them to surface
Flooding can work on farms where the entire crop area is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to go. On your property you are going to attempt to flood the gopher with a hose down the hole. 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 panic about the water bill in Encino and shut off the water off.
There are no repellents in Encino 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.
Keeping 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 cost too much. Plus this would at best only give short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in.
Above ground planter beds can be protected by attaching 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 Encino property, they are allowed to be killed by any legal means. 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 labeld for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.
Rodent Guys Gopher Services
Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Control services in Encino using the best methods 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 novice, we have a lot of experience with it.
This is owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed 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