Gopher Extermination San Dimas

Gopher Control in San Dimas, CA

When moles or gophers are damaging your San Dimas property and need Gopher Extermination service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Gopher Extermination service in San Dimas, CA is available using pet friendly methods by well trained trappers.  Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control San Dimas Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher that is the exact same as a gopher. Almost all damages will be to new plants because they are young, un-established and it won’t require a whole lot gnawing for the gopher to destroy or devour it. Grass can be exceptionally effected by gophers with damage from both consuming of the grass and the soil shoved on the top along with staying on top of the turf in which smothers it.

Big trees usually takes gnawing for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees can be killed because of a gopher right away since the roots offering the life to your tree are immature. You will quickly realize particular limbs of trees or bushes continue to die as soon as gophers are harming them. This is the result of the roots supplying life for that area of the plant is damaged or destroyed from the gopher and no longer providing life to 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 filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other burrowing rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can create 1-3 mounds per day which is why you want to eradicate gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a qualified pest control company with experience with how to kill gophers for your yard.  Always make sure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a structural license.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, tree roots, flowers and vegetables on your yard – if it’s a plant they probably will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new vegetation because they are young, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Grass is also highly effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed on top and staying on the turf which smothers it.

Big 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 roots supplying the life to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are attacking 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 best control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, bait, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are techniques that a property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is usually operated by a service serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are very useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed technicians like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the Lowes which are not very effective.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control companies are much higher strength and effective than what is obtainable to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the experience of what method to use for each property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to force them out 

Flooding can be effective 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 water holse down the opening.  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 San Dimas and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in San Dimas 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 you would not be reading this site.

Keep gophers out of your lawn 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 offer short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised planter 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 San Dimas property, they are allowed to be taken 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 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 San Dimas using the best methods based on each property 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 founder of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed with strychnine.  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