Gopher Extermination Mission Hills

Gopher Pest Removal in Mission Hills, CA

When gophers or moles are damaging your Mission Hills landscaping and need Gopher Extermination service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Extermination service in Mission Hills, CA is offered with pet friendly methods by well trained technicians.  Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control Mission Hills California needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same thing as a gopher. Almost all damages is almost always to new plants because they’re young, un-established and it won’t take very much gnawing for that gopher to eliminate or devour it. Lawn is additionally exceptionally impacted by gophers with damages from both the feeding on on the grass plus the earth pushed on top and residing on top of the lawn which usually smothers it.

Giant trees normally takes eating for a while so no worries. Smaller trees may be destroyed by way of gopher immediately because roots supplying the life to your tree are young. You will quickly realize particular branches of trees or bushes continue to die when ever gophers are damaging it. This is caused by the roots issuing life for that part of the plant is compromised or destroyed from the gopher and without any longer providing life to that part of the plant you’re raising.

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Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are almost always filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can create 1-3 mounds a day leading to why you want to eradicate gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a professional pest control company with experience with how to remove gophers for your lawn.  Always make sure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and reasons we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, tree roots, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your lawn – 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 does not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Grass is also very effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the turf and the soil pushed on top and staying on the lawn which kills it.

Mature trees can take gnawing for a while so not to worry.  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 notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to dry out 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 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 options that a home owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is typically performed by a company serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are very effective 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 nursery which are not very effective.

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

Using water to flush them out 

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 garden hose down the hole.  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 start to worry about the cost of water in Mission Hills and shut it off.

Repellers 

No repellents in Mission Hills available at the present time that have been proved 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 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 perimeter of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only provide short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Above ground flower beds can be protected by fixing a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth under 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 Mission Hills property, they are allowed to be killed by any legal means. Allowable methods can 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 Company

We will come out to provide Gopher Extermination services in Mission Hills 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 owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 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