Gopher Control San Bernardino County

Gopher Removal in San Bernardino County, CA

If gophers or moles are causing damage at your San Bernardino County property and you need Gopher Control service call Rodent Guys to rescue your yard.  Our Gopher Control service in San Bernardino County, CA is offered using pet friendly methods with well trained technicians.  Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control San Bernardino County Ca needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same as a gopher. A lot of damages is almost always to new plants because young, un-established therefore it would not require much gnawing for the gopher to destroy or eat it. Lawn can also be exceptionally impacted by gophers with destruction from both eating of the grass as well as the earth forced on top and staying on top of the lawn which in turn smothers it.

Big trees will take biting for a while so no worries. Smaller trees could be killed because of a gopher right away because of the roots supplying the life to your tree are immature. You discover distinct limbs of trees or bushes continue to die off whenever gophers are destroying it. This is due to the roots issuing life to that an area of the plant is weakened or killed from the gopher and no longer giving life to that part of the plant you will be growing.

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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 tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can make 1-3 mounds per day leading to why you want to eliminate gophers immediately on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a professional pest control company with background in how to eradicate 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.

Damage and reasons we need Removal

Gophers eat 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 eat it.  Turf is also very effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed up and staying on the lawn which kills it.

Large trees can take gnawing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are attacking it.  This is caused by the roots supplying 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 most effective control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, bait, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are methods that a home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is normally done by a company serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the cost of the equipment.

Burrow fumigants are very useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed techs 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 professionals 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 method to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control 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 go.  On your property you are going to attempt to flood the gopher with a garden hose down the opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you begin to think about about the water bill in San Bernardino County and shut it off.

Repellers 

No repellents in San Bernardino County 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 protection, 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 garden 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. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised flower 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 San Bernardino County property, they are allowed to be removed by any legal means. Allowable methods can include gopher traps and poison bait used 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 San Bernardino County using the best ways based on each situation 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.

Gopher Pest Control at it's best

Captured two Gophers

This is founder of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed 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