Gopher Control Sierra Madre

Gopher Pest Removal in Sierra Madre, CA

When moles or gophers are damaging your Sierra Madre property and need Gopher Control service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Control service in Sierra Madre, CA is available with pet friendly methods by well trained trappers.  We can be reached at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control Sierra Madre Ca needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same thing as a gopher. A large amount of destruction is almost always to new plants because they’re immature, un-established plus it won’t take a whole lot gnawing for the gopher to destroy or consume it. Lawn is likewise highly effected by gophers with damage from both the feeding on the grass and also the dirt shoved on top and residing on the turf that smothers it.

Giant trees will take gnawing for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees are usually destroyed by a gopher right away considering that the roots offering the life to your tree are immature. You discover distinct limbs of trees or bushes start to die whenever gophers are harming it. This is due to the roots supplying life for that portion of the plant is impaired or destroyed by your gopher and no longer giving life to that section of the plant you’re 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 normally stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other burrowing rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can create one to three mounds a day leading to why you want to get rid of gophers immediately on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a gopher specialist pest control company with background in how to eliminate gophers for your home.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and reasons we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, tree roots, ornamental 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 young, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take much 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 soil pushed up and sitting on the turf which kills it.

Big trees can take chewing for a while 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 young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin 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 nutrients to that part of the tree you are growing in.

The best control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison, 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 usually operated 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 smoke bombs from the hardware store which are not very effective.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control operators are much higher strength and effective than what is available to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the knowledge of what technique to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to wash them out 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the entire 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 hose in the hole.  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 panic about the water bill in Sierra Madre and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Sierra Madre 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.

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 cost too much. Plus this would at best only provide short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground planter 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 Sierra Madre property, they are allowed to be taken by any legal means. Allowable methods 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 Gopher Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Control services in Sierra Madre using the best methods based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located poison baits are used in place 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 owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled 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