Gopher Extermination Artesia

Gopher Removal in Artesia, CA

If rodents like gophers are causing damage at your Artesia landscaping and need Gopher Extermination service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscape.  Our Gopher Extermination service in Artesia, CA is offered using pet friendly methods by well trained techs.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control Artesia Ca needs is from the pocket gopher which is the exact same as a gopher. Almost all destruction is almost always to new plants as they are immature, un-established and it won’t require a great deal of gnawing for one gopher to eliminate or eat it. Grass can be seriously effected by gophers with damages from both eating of the grass plus the earth pushed on top in addition to residing on the lawn which smothers it.

Big trees normally takes nibbling for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees might be destroyed by a gopher right away because roots supplying the life to your tree are immature. You might find particular branches of trees or bushes begin to die out any time gophers are damaging it. This is the result of the roots supplying life to that area of the plant is compromised or killed because of the gopher and no longer providing life for that section of the plant you might be raising.

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 almost always filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  moles.  They can dig one to three mounds a day reason behind the fact of why you want to eliminate gophers immediately on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a qualified pest control company with background in how to get rid of gophers for your house.  Always make sure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a structural license.

Destruction and reasons we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, tree roots, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your lawn – if it’s a plant they probably will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new plants because they are young, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Lawn is also very effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed on top and staying on the grass which kills it.

Big trees can take chewing for a while so not to panic.  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 begin to die off when gophers are damaging 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 life to that part of the tree 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 options that a home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is usually performed by a company dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the equipment.

Burrow fumigants are very useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed techs like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the hardware store which are seldom successful.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control companies are much higher concentration and effective than what is available to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the experience of what method to use for each property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to force them to surface 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the entire crop area is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to go.  On your property you are going to attempt to flood the gopher with a water holse down the opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you begin to worry about the cost of water in Artesia and shut it off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Artesia 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 control, but these claims have never been authenticated.   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 projects. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the area of your backyard would be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only provide short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised planter beds can be protected by placing a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth under 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 Artesia property, they are allowed to be killed by any legal means. Allowable ways include gopher traps and poison bait placed 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 Gopher Company

We will come out to provide Gopher Extermination services in Artesia using the best ways based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations 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 head honcho of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled with poison.  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