Gopher Extermination Montrose

Gopher Control in Montrose, CA

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

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Any gopher control Montrose California needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same as a gopher. Just about all damages will be to new plants being that they are immature, un-established plus it doesn’t require a great deal of gnawing for a gopher to destroy or feed on it. Turf is also highly effected by gophers with damages from both the eating on the lawn as well as the soil shoved on the top and residing on top of the lawn which in turn smothers it.

Big trees will take biting for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees can be killed by way of a gopher right away because of the roots offering the life for the tree are immature. You might find particular branches of trees or bushes begin to die out when gophers are damaging it. This is a result of the roots providing life to that section of the plant is compromised or destroyed by your gopher and without any longer supplying life to that part of the plant you happen to be growing.

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 set them apart from other tunneling rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can create 1-3 mounds every day reason behind the fact of why you want to eliminate gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a professional pest control company with knowledge of how to get rid of gophers for your home.  Always check that 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 consume plants, roots of trees, flowers and vegetables on your lawn – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new plants because they are small, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also very impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed up and staying on the lawn which kills it.

Large trees can take chewing for a while so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the life to the tree are young.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die off when gophers are damaging 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 options that a home owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is typically performed by a service serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to 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 hardware store which are seldom successful.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control operators 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 method to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to wash them out 

Flooding can work on farms where the whole 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 opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you begin to panic about the water bill in Montrose and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

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

Keeping gophers out of your yard 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 provide 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 Montrose property, they are allowed to be controled by any legal means. Allowable methods include gopher traps and poison bait placed 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

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Extermination services in Montrose using the best ways based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located 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 owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed 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