Gopher Control Hacienda Heights

Gopher Control in Hacienda Heights, CA

When rodents like gophers are causing damage at your Hacienda Heights landscaping and you need Gopher Control service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Gopher Control service in Hacienda Heights, CA is available using pet friendly methods by well trained techs.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Hacienda Heights California needs is from the pocket gopher which is the exact same as a gopher. Most damage is to new plants because they’re immature, un-established plus it doesn’t take a good deal gnawing for that gopher to destroy or devour it. Grass is exceptionally effected by gophers with damages from both feeding of the grass along with the dirt forced at the top as well as staying on top of the turf which often smothers it.

Giant trees could take biting for a while so no worries. Smaller trees might be destroyed by way of a gopher quickly considering that the roots supplying the life for your tree are immature. You will quickly realize distinct branches of trees or bushes continue to die any time gophers are damaging it. This is the result of the roots providing life to that an area of the plant is damaged or killed because of the gopher and without any longer supplying life to that section of the plant you might be raising.

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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 differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can make one to three mounds every day leading to why you want to eradicate gophers right away on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a gopher specialist pest control company with knowledge of how to eliminate gophers for your lawn.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a structural license.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, tree roots, flowers and vegetables on your lawn – 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 does not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also very impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the turf and the soil pushed on top and staying on the turf which kills it.

Mature trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off 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 best control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, bait, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are options that a home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is typically performed by a company serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are very useful 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 used by agriculture pest control operators are much higher concentration and effective than what is obtainable to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the knowledge 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 be effective on farms where the entire field 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 water holse 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 cost of water in Hacienda Heights and shut it off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Hacienda Heights 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.

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 be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only give short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised flower beds can be protected by placing 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 Hacienda Heights property, they are allowed to be removed by all allowable method. 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 registered for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Gopher Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Control services in Hacienda Heights using the best methods 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 head honcho of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed with strychnine.  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