Gopher Extermination El Monte

Gopher Control in El Monte, CA

If rodents like gophers are damaging your El Monte property and you need Gopher Extermination service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscape.  Our Gopher Extermination service in El Monte, CA is offered using pet friendly methods with well trained techs.  Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control El Monte California needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same thing as a gopher. Just about all damage is to new plants simply because they’re young, un-established plus it doesn’t take much gnawing for one gopher to eliminate or devour it. Lawn is also highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both feeding on of the grass and also the dirt pushed on top as well as residing on top of the lawn in which smothers it.

Big trees normally takes gnawing for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees can be killed by way of a gopher immediately because roots supplying the life to the tree are young. You will see particular branches of trees or bushes start to die out any time gophers are harming it. This is caused by the roots providing life to that section of the plant is weakened or destroyed by your gopher and without any longer giving life for that part 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 normally stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can dig 1-3 mounds per day leading to why you want to eliminate gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a gopher specialist pest control company with knowledge of how to eradicate gophers for your yard.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and reasons we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, roots of trees, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your garden – 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 does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Grass is also highly effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the dirt pushed on top and sitting on the lawn which kills it.

Mature trees can take gnawing for a while 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 undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to dry out 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 plant you are growing in.

The common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are options that a property 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 cost of the machine.

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

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control professionals 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 property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to wash them out 

Flooding can be effective 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 try to flood the gopher with a garden hose in the opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you begin to panic about the water bill in El Monte and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in El Monte 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 lawn 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 offer 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 before filling with soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you El Monte property, they are allowed to be removed 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 labeld for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Rodent Company

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Extermination services in El Monte using the best methods 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 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 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