Gopher Control Walnut

Gopher Pest Removal in Walnut, CA

If gophers or moles are damaging your Walnut landscaping and you need Gopher Control service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscaping.  Our Gopher Control service in Walnut, 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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Any gopher control Walnut Ca needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same thing as a gopher. The majority harm is to new plants since they’re immature, un-established therefore it would not require a great deal gnawing for a gopher to eliminate or eat it. Grass can be highly effected by gophers with destruction from both feeding on of the turf along with the soil pushed on top and residing on the lawn which often smothers it.

Big trees can take eating for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees can be killed by the gopher right away given that the roots offering the life to the tree are young. You will see distinct branches of trees or bushes continue to die as soon as gophers are destroying it. This is the result of the roots supplying life for that area of the plant is compromised or killed because of the gopher and no longer supplying life for that section of the plant you will be raising.

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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 tell them apart from other burrowing rodents like  moles.  They can create 1-3 mounds every day which is why you want to eliminate gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a qualified pest control company with experience with how to eliminate gophers for your lawn.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a license for structural pest control.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, tree roots, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your garden – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new plants because they are young, un-established and it does not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Grass is also highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed on top and sitting on the lawn which kills it.

Big trees can take chewing for a while so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the life to the tree are young.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes start to dry out when gophers are damaging them.  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 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 limited success. Burrow Blasting is typically performed by a service dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are extremely effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed pros like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the hardware store which are not very effective.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control professionals 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 property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to flush them to surface 

Flooding can work 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 garden 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 worry about the cost of water in Walnut and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Walnut available at the present time that have been shown 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 no one would be reading this site including you.

Keeping 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 planter 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 before filling with soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you Walnut 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 Walnut using the best ways based on each property 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 controlled 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