Gopher Extermination Highland

Gopher Control in Highland, CA

If gophers or moles are causing damage to your Highland landscape and you need Gopher Extermination service call Rodent Guys to rescue your yard.  Our Gopher Extermination service in Highland, 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 Highland Ca needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same thing as a gopher. Just about all destruction is almost always to new plants as they are young, un-established plus it will not take a whole lot gnawing for a gopher to eliminate or devour it. Lawn can be highly effected by gophers with damage from both the feeding on from the turf and also the earth forced on the top along with staying on the turf which smothers it.

Giant trees will take eating for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees may be killed by a gopher quickly because of the roots offering the life for your tree are immature. You will see particular branches of trees or bushes continue to die out when ever gophers are damaging them. This is due to the roots providing life for that part of the plant is harmed or destroyed from the gopher and no longer supplying life to that part of the plant you are raising.

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Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are usually stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can dig 1-3 mounds per day which is why you want to eradicate gophers immediately on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a qualified pest control company with experience with how to remove gophers for your house.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a structural license.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, roots of trees, flowers and vegetables on your yard – if it’s a plant they most likely 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 eat it.  Lawn is also highly effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed up and staying on the grass which smothers it.

Big trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die off when gophers are attacking 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 common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, bait, 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 done by a company dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the equipment.

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

Poison baits used by 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 work on farms where the whole crop area is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to escape.  On your property you are going to try to flood the gopher with a water holse in the opening.  The problem is the water typically 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 Highland and shut it off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in Highland 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 proved.   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 areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the perimeter of your backyard would be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only give short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground flower beds can be protected by attaching 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 Highland property, they are allowed to be removed 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 Company

We will come out to provide Gopher Extermination services in Highland 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 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 killed 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