Gopher Extermination La Habra

Gopher Pest Control in La Habra, CA

If gophers or moles are causing damage to your La Habra landscape and need Gopher Extermination service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscaping.  Our Gopher Extermination service in La Habra, CA is available with pet friendly methods by 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 La Habra Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same as a gopher. A lot of damage is to new plants simply because they’re immature, un-established but it won’t require a great deal gnawing for one gopher to eliminate or devour it. Grass is seriously effected by gophers with damages from both the feeding on on the turf along with the dirt moved on the top as well as staying on the turf which in turn smothers it.

Big trees could take gnawing for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher immediately since the roots supplying the life for the tree are young. You discover certain limbs of trees or bushes continue to die any time gophers are destroying it. This is caused by the roots providing life to that area of the plant is impaired or destroyed by your gopher and without any longer providing life for that section of the plant you are 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 almost always plugged like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can create 1-3 mounds per day leading to why you want to get rid of gophers right away on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of how to eradicate gophers for your house.  Always make sure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a structural license.

Destruction and reasons we need Removal

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

Mature trees can take chewing 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 see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out 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 tree you are growing in.

The most effective control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, baiting, 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 normally done by a service serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are extremely effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed pros like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the tools store which are not very effective.

Poison baits available to 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 situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to force them out 

Flooding can work on farms where the whole field 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 hose down 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 start to be concerned about the cost of water in La Habra and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in La Habra 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.

Keeping gophers out of your lawn 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 offer 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 below 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 La Habra property, they are allowed to be controled by all allowable method. Allowable ways can 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

We will come out to provide Gopher Extermination services in La Habra using the best ways 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 head honcho of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed 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