Gopher Control Santa Fe Springs

Gopher Removal in Santa Fe Springs, CA

If moles or gophers are damaging your Santa Fe Springs landscaping and you need Gopher Control service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscape.  Our Gopher Control service in Santa Fe Springs, CA is offered with pet friendly methods with well trained technicians.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control Santa Fe Springs Ca needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same thing as a gopher. Almost all damages is to new plants since they are young, un-established plus it would not take a great deal of gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or consume it. Lawn is additionally exceptionally impacted by gophers with damages from both feeding on of the grass and also the earth moved on the top and staying on top of the grass in which smothers it.

Giant trees will take nibbling for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees can be killed because of a gopher promptly since the roots supplying the life to your tree are young. You discover distinct limbs of trees or bushes start to die when ever gophers are harming them. This is the result of the roots giving life to that section of the plant is compromised or destroyed by your gopher and without any longer giving life to that part of the plant you’re growing.

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Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are usually stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can make 1-3 mounds a day leading to why you want to eradicate gophers immediately on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a gopher specialist pest control company with background in how to get rid of gophers for your yard.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely 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 probably will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new vegetation because they are small, un-established and it does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also highly effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the lawn and the soil pushed up and sitting on the grass which smothers it.

Large trees can take chewing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  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 tree 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 methods that a property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is usually performed by a service serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are very useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed experts like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the Home Depot which are seldom successful.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control operators 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 technique to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to force them out 

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 try to flood the gopher with a garden hose in the hole.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you begin to think about about the cost of water in Santa Fe Springs and shut it off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in Santa Fe Springs 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 authenticated.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers you would not be reading this site.

Keeping gophers out of your lawn 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 provide short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Raised planter beds can be protected by attaching 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 Santa Fe Springs property, they are allowed to be removed by all allowable method. 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 labeld for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Rodent Services

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Control services in Santa Fe Springs using the best methods 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 beginner, 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 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