Gopher Control Etiwanda

Gopher Removal in Etiwanda, CA

If moles or gophers are causing damage at your Etiwanda property and need Gopher Control service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscaping.  Our Gopher Control service in Etiwanda, CA is offered 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 Etiwanda California needs is from the pocket gopher that is the exact same as a gopher. The majority damages is almost always to new plants because they are young, un-established and it won’t take a good deal gnawing for one gopher to destroy or devour it. Turf is also seriously effected by gophers with damages from both the eating from the turf and also the dirt moved on top in addition to residing on the turf which usually smothers it.

Big trees takes chewing for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees can be killed because of a gopher right away given that the roots offering the life for your tree are immature. You might find particular limbs of trees or bushes continue to die when gophers are destroying it. This is the result of the roots providing life to that an area of the plant is weakened or destroyed from the gopher and no longer supplying life for that part of the plant you will 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 usually filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can create 1-3 mounds every day leading to why you want to remove gophers immediately on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a professional pest control company with experience with how to get rid of gophers for your yard.  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 why we need Removal

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

Large trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die off when gophers are eating 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 nutrients to that part of the plant you are growing in.

The common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, 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 normally operated by a service dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the blaster.

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

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control companies 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 property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to force them to surface 

Flooding can work on farms where the whole crop area is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to escape.  On your property you are going to attempt to flood the gopher with a hose in the opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you begin to panic about the water bill in Etiwanda and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in Etiwanda 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 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 perimeter of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only give short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Raised flower beds can be protected by fixing 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 Etiwanda property, they are allowed to be controled by any legal means. Allowable ways include gopher traps and poison bait used 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 Etiwanda using the best ways based on each situation 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 controlled 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