Gopher Extermination Altadena

Gopher Pest Removal in Altadena, CA

When gophers or moles are causing damage at your Altadena landscaping and you need Gopher Extermination service call Rodent Guys to save your landscaping.  Our Gopher Extermination service in Altadena, CA is available using 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 Altadena California needs is from the pocket gopher that is the exact same as a gopher. Almost all damage will be to new plants considering they are young, un-established and so it doesn’t require a lot of gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or consume it. Lawn can be highly effected by gophers with damages from both the feeding from the lawn as well as the soil pushed at the top as well as residing on the lawn which in turn smothers it.

Big trees can take biting for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees could be destroyed by way of a gopher quickly because the roots supplying the life for the tree are immature. You might find certain limbs of trees or bushes begin to die out when gophers are harming it. This is caused by the roots issuing life to that section of the plant is compromised or destroyed because of the gopher and without any longer supplying life to that part of the plant you are growing.

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Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are normally filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other tunneling rodents like  moles.  They can dig 1-3 mounds a day reason behind the fact of why you want to eradicate gophers immediately on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a professional pest control company with knowledge of how to remove gophers for your house.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a structural license.

Damage and reasons we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, 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 much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Lawn is also very effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the dirt pushed on top and sitting on the turf which smothers 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 root system supplying the nutrients 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 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 plant you are growing in.

The most effective control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are methods that a home owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is normally performed by a company serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the blaster.

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 plant 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 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 to surface 

Flooding can work on farms where the entire field 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 opening.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you begin to worry about the cost of water in Altadena and shut it off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in Altadena available at the present time that have been proved to provide good Gopher Extermination. Several plants, such as gopher purge and cantor bean have been said to offer relief, but these claims have never been proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers you would not be reading this site.

Keeping 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 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 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 Altadena property, they are allowed to be taken 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 labeld for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Rodent Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Extermination services in Altadena using the best ways based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations poison baits are used in place of fumigation of tunnels.  Gopher Extermination 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 founder of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed with bait.  Nick and his team of Gopher Extermination 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