Gopher Extermination Arcadia

Gopher Pest Control in Arcadia, CA

If rodents like gophers are causing damage at your Arcadia landscaping and need Gopher Extermination service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscaping.  Our Gopher Extermination service in Arcadia, CA is offered using pet friendly methods with 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 Arcadia Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher which is the exact same as a gopher. The majority destruction is almost always to new plants as they are young, un-established therefore it does not require very much gnawing for one gopher to eliminate or consume it. Lawn is also exceptionally effected by gophers with destruction from both the feeding on on the grass and the soil pushed on top along with staying on the grass which smothers it.

Big trees normally takes chewing for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees are generally killed by way of gopher right away because of the roots supplying the life for the tree are immature. You will see distinct limbs of trees or bushes continue to die whenever gophers are destroying them. This is the result of the roots issuing life for that part of the plant is impaired or killed from the gopher and without any longer supplying life for that section of the plant you happen to be raising.

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Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are usually stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can create 1-3 mounds a day reason behind the fact of why you want to remove gophers right away on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of how to get rid of gophers for your home.  Always check that 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 eat plants, roots of trees, 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 highly impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed up and sitting on the turf which smothers it.

Large trees can take gnawing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time 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 eating it.  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 best control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, baiting, 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 done by a company serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the equipment.

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

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 experience of what technique to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to force them out 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the whole field 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 in the opening.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you start to think about about the cost of water in Arcadia and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Arcadia 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 protection, but these claims have never been proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers no one would be reading this site including you.

Keep gophers out of your garden 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 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 Arcadia property, they are allowed to be controled 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 Rodent Company

We will come out to provide Gopher Extermination services in Arcadia using the best methods based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located poison baits are used instead of fumigation of tunnels.  Gopher Extermination 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 founder of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed with strychnine.  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