Gopher Control West Covina

Gopher Pest Removal in West Covina, CA

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

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A gopher control West Covina California needs is from the pocket gopher that is the exact same as a gopher. Almost all harm is almost always to new plants because they’re young, un-established and it does not require a lot gnawing for the gopher to destroy or feed on it. Lawn can be seriously impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the dirt forced on top along with staying on the turf which often smothers it.

Giant trees will take biting for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher quickly simply because the roots offering the life to your tree are young. You will see particular branches of trees or bushes start to die out any time gophers are destroying it. This is caused by the roots issuing life for that area of the plant is compromised or destroyed from the gopher and without any longer giving life to that section of the plant you will be growing.

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 plugged like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other burrowing rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can make 1-3 mounds per day leading to why you want to eradicate gophers right away on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a gopher specialist pest control company with knowledge of how to remove gophers for your house.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a structural license.

Destruction and reasons we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your yard – 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 does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Lawn is also highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed up and sitting on the grass which smothers it.

Large trees can take chewing for a while so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher in a short time because the roots supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die off when gophers are damaging it.  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 life to that part of the plant 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 property owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is usually performed by a company serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are extremely 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 Home Depot which are not very effective.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control professionals are much higher concentration and effective than what is obtainable to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the knowledge of what method 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 attempt to flood the gopher with a hose down 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 start to panic about the water bill in West Covina and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in West Covina 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 control, but these claims have never been proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers you would not be reading this site.

Keep gophers out of your lawn using physical barriers can be effective for small areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the area of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only give short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Raised planter 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 prior to adding soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you West Covina property, they are allowed to be controled by any legal means. Allowable ways 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 Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Control services in West Covina using the best methods based on each property 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 owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed 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