Gopher Extermination Cerritos

Gopher Removal in Cerritos, CA

When rodents like gophers are causing damage to your Cerritos landscape and you need Gopher Extermination service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscaping.  Our Gopher Extermination service in Cerritos, CA is available 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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A gopher control Cerritos Ca needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same as a gopher. The majority damage is almost always to new plants being that they are young, un-established therefore it does not require a lot gnawing for a gopher to eliminate or consume it. Lawn is likewise exceptionally impacted by gophers with damages from both the eating of the lawn along with the earth forced at the top along with residing on the lawn which smothers it.

Big trees usually takes gnawing for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees are usually destroyed by way of gopher right away considering that the roots supplying the life to your tree are young. You will quickly realize particular limbs of trees or bushes continue to die out when ever gophers are destroying it. This is a result of the roots issuing life to that area of the plant is harmed or destroyed because of the gopher and without any longer supplying life to that section of the plant you might be raising.

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Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are almost always plugged like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can dig one to three mounds every day reason behind the fact of why you want to get rid of gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a professional pest control company with experience with how to eliminate gophers for your house.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a structural license.

Damage and why we need Removal

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

Large trees can take gnawing for a while so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are damaging them.  This is caused by the roots supplying 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, bait, 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 performed by a service serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the equipment.

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 smoke bombs from the hardware store which are not very effective.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control companies 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 method to use for each property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to wash them to surface 

Flooding can work on farms where the whole 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 garden hose in the opening.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you begin to think about about the water bill in Cerritos and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Cerritos 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 proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers no one would be reading this site including you.

Keeping gophers out of your lawn using physical barriers can be effective for small projects. 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 flower beds can be protected by fixing 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 Cerritos property, they are allowed to be controled by all allowable method. 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 registered for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Gopher Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Extermination services in Cerritos using the best methods 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 owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed 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