Gopher Extermination Bloomington

Gopher Removal in Bloomington, CA

If gophers or moles are causing damage at your Bloomington landscaping and need Gopher Extermination service call Rodent Guys to rescue your yard.  Our Gopher Extermination service in Bloomington, CA is offered with pet friendly methods with well trained techs.  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 Bloomington California needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same as a gopher. Most damage is to new plants as they are immature, un-established but it doesn’t take a good deal gnawing for one gopher to destroy or consume it. Turf is seriously impacted by gophers with damages from both the eating of the lawn as well as the soil pushed at the top as well as staying on top of the grass in which smothers it.

Big trees takes biting for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees could very well be killed by a gopher right away because roots supplying the life for your tree are young. You will quickly realize distinct limbs of trees or bushes start to die out when ever gophers are harming them. This is the result of the roots issuing life to that area of the plant is weakened or killed by the gopher and no longer supplying life for that section of the plant you are 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 usually plugged like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can make one to three mounds per day leading to why you want to remove gophers immediately on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of how to get rid of gophers for your lawn.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a structural license.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, tree roots, 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 plants because they are young, un-established and it does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also very impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the dirt pushed on top and staying on the lawn which kills it.

Large trees can take gnawing for a little bit 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 start to dry out when gophers are attacking 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 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 options that a home owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is typically operated by a company serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are extremely effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed techs like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the Lowes which are not very effective.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control operators are much higher concentration and effective than what is available 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 control of gophers.

Using water to flush them to surface 

Flooding can work 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 water holse in the opening.  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 panic about the cost of water in Bloomington and shut it off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in Bloomington 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 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 area of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only give short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Above ground flower 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 Bloomington property, they are allowed to be controled by any legal means. Allowable methods include gopher traps and poison bait placed 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

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Extermination services in Bloomington using the best ways based on each property 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 owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled with poison.  Nick and his team of Gopher Extermination experts will be showing off 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