Gopher Control Pico Rivera

Gopher Control in Pico Rivera, CA

If gophers or moles are damaging your Pico Rivera landscape and you need Gopher Control service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Control service in Pico Rivera, CA is available with pet friendly methods by well trained technicians.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Pico Rivera Ca needs is from the pocket gopher which is the exact same as a gopher. A lot of damages will be to new plants because immature, un-established but it would not require very much gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or devour it. Grass can be highly effected by gophers with damages from both the consuming of the grass as well as the earth moved at the top in addition to staying on top of the lawn which unfortunately smothers it.

Giant trees usually takes gnawing for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees could be killed by way of gopher immediately considering that the roots supplying the life to your tree are immature. You discover distinct limbs of trees or bushes start to die out any time gophers are harming it. This is a result of the roots issuing life to that an area of the plant is damaged or killed by the gopher and without any longer supplying life for that part of the plant 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 almost always filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other burrowing rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can create 1-3 mounds a day reason behind the fact of why you want to get rid of gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a professional pest control company with background in how to eradicate gophers for your yard.  Always make sure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and reasons we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, tree roots, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your lawn – 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 doesn’tdoes not} take much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also very effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed up and staying on the turf which smothers it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a while 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 undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are eating them.  This is caused by the roots supplying that part of the plant is damaged or killed by the gopher and no longer supplying life to that part of the plant you are growing in.

The best control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison baiting, 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 company serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are extremely useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed professionals like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the Home Depot 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 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 burrow and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you begin to worry about the cost of water in Pico Rivera and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Pico Rivera 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 areas. 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 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 Pico Rivera 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 Company

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Control services in Pico Rivera using the best methods based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations poison baits are used in place 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