Gopher Control Whittier

Gopher Control in Whittier, CA

When moles or gophers are causing damage to your Whittier landscaping and need Gopher Control service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscaping.  Our Gopher Control service in Whittier, CA is available with 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 Whittier California needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same thing as a gopher. A lot of destruction is almost always to new plants because they’re immature, un-established but it will not take a lot gnawing for the gopher to destroy or feed on it. Grass is additionally exceptionally effected by gophers with damages from both the consuming from the turf as well as the dirt moved on top as well as staying on the grass which smothers it.

Giant trees normally takes biting for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees could very well be killed by the gopher promptly considering that the roots supplying the life to the tree are immature. You discover certain limbs of trees or bushes begin to die out when gophers are destroying them. This is caused by the roots giving life for that area of the plant is impaired or destroyed by the gopher and no longer giving life to that section of the plant that you are 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 set them apart from other tunneling rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can create 1-3 mounds a day which is why you want to eliminate gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a qualified pest control company with experience with how to remove gophers for your lawn.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a structural license.

Damage and why we need Removal

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

Large 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 undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die off 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 most effective 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 usually operated by a company dedicated to gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are very effective 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 tools store which are seldom successful.

Poison baits used by 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 property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal 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 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 tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you begin to be concerned about the water bill in Whittier and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Whittier 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 garden 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 fixing 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 Whittier property, they are allowed to be killed by any legal means. 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 registered for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Rodent Company

We will come out to provide Gopher Control services in Whittier using the best methods 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 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 strychnine.  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