Gopher Extermination La Canada

Gopher Removal in La Canada, CA

If moles or gophers are damaging your La Canada landscaping and you need Gopher Extermination service call Rodent Guys to save your landscaping.  Our Gopher Extermination service in La Canada, CA is available using pet friendly methods with well trained technicians.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control La Canada Ca needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same as a gopher. Almost all harm is to new plants since they’re young, un-established and so it would not take a whole lot gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or eat it. Lawn can be seriously impacted by gophers with damage from both the feeding on from the turf plus the earth forced at the top along with staying on top of the turf which will smothers it.

Giant trees can take nibbling for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees could be destroyed by the gopher quickly since the roots offering the life to your tree are immature. You might find certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when ever gophers are destroying it. This is the result of the roots supplying life to that section of the plant is impaired or destroyed by the gopher and no longer supplying life to that part of the plant you happen to be raising.

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Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are normally plugged like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  moles.  They can dig 1-3 mounds every day reason behind the fact of why you want to remove gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a professional pest control company with knowledge of how to remove gophers for your house.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a structural license.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, 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 a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Lawn is also highly impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed up and sitting on the lawn which kills it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher in a short time because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off 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 tree you are growing in.

The common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are techniques that a property owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is usually done by a service serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are extremely useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed techs 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 operators are much higher strength and effective than what is available to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the knowledge of what technique 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 entire field 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 hose in the hole.  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 start to worry about the cost of water in La Canada and shut it off.

Repellent 

No repellents in La Canada 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 control, but these claims have never been proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers you would not be reading this site.

Keep gophers out of your garden 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. 

Raised planter beds can be protected by placing 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 La Canada property, they are allowed to be removed by any legal means. 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 Rodent Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Extermination services in La Canada using the best ways 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 head honcho of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 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