Gopher Extermination Lakewood

Gopher Removal in Lakewood, CA

If gophers or moles are damaging your Lakewood landscape and you need Gopher Extermination service call Rodent Guys to save your landscaping.  Our Gopher Extermination service in Lakewood, CA is available using pet friendly methods with 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 Lakewood California needs is from the pocket gopher which is the exact same as a gopher. The majority harm will be to new plants being that they are young, un-established but it does not take much gnawing for that gopher to eliminate or devour it. Turf is seriously effected by gophers with damages from both consuming of the grass and also the dirt shoved on top and residing on the grass in which smothers it.

Giant trees could take biting for a while so no worries. Smaller trees are generally destroyed because of a gopher promptly because of the roots offering the life to your tree are young. You might find particular limbs of trees or bushes start to die when gophers are destroying them. This is due to the roots giving life to that section of the plant is harmed or destroyed from the gopher and without any longer giving life to that section of the plant you might be 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 normally stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can make one to three mounds per day which is why you want to remove gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a professional 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.

Damage and reasons we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, tree roots, 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 eat it.  Turf is also highly effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the grass and the dirt pushed up and staying on the grass which smothers it.

Mature trees can take chewing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the life to the tree are young.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes start to dry out when gophers are attacking it.  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 plant you are growing in.

The best 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 company dedicated to gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the cost 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 smoke bombs 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 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 to surface 

Flooding can work on farms where the entire crop area is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to go.  On your property you are going to attempt to flood the gopher with a garden hose in the hole.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you start to be concerned about the water bill in Lakewood and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Lakewood 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 protection, 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 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 offer 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 prior to adding soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

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

 Rodent Guys Gopher Services

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Extermination services in Lakewood 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 two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed with bait.  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