Gopher Extermination Etiwanda

Gopher Control in Etiwanda, CA

When gophers or moles are causing damage at your Etiwanda landscaping and you need Gopher Extermination service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Extermination service in Etiwanda, CA is available using pet friendly methods by well trained trappers.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

60-day Guarantee Gopher / Mole Service

A gopher control Etiwanda Ca needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same thing as a gopher. A large amount of damages is almost always to new plants because young, un-established and so it won’t take very much gnawing for a gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Lawn is likewise exceptionally impacted by gophers with destruction from both eating of the grass as well as the dirt moved at the top in addition to residing on top of the grass in which smothers it.

Giant trees will take gnawing for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees are generally killed by a gopher right away because roots supplying the life for the tree are young. You discover distinct limbs of trees or bushes continue to die off when gophers are damaging it. This is caused by the roots supplying life for that section of the plant is compromised or destroyed from the gopher and no longer giving life for that section of the plant you’re 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 usually stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can dig 1-3 mounds per day leading to why you want to eliminate gophers immediately on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a professional pest control company with knowledge of how to get rid of gophers for your lawn.  Always make sure 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, 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 consume it.  Turf is also highly effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed on top and staying on the turf which kills it.

Big trees can take chewing for a while so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time because the roots supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start 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 common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are techniques that a home owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is typically performed by a service 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 professionals like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the Home Depot which are not very effective.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control professionals are much higher strength and effective than what is obtainable to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the experience of what method to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to force them to surface 

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 water holse 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 worry about the water bill in Etiwanda and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Etiwanda available at the present time that have been shown 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 authenticated.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers no one would be reading this site including you.

Keep gophers out of your yard using physical barriers can be effective for small projects. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the area of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only offer short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised 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 Etiwanda property, they are allowed to be removed by any legal means. Allowable ways 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 Etiwanda 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 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 strychnine.  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