Gopher Pest Control in Valley Village, CA
When moles or gophers are damaging your Valley Village property and need Gopher Extermination service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscape. Our Gopher Extermination service in Valley Village, CA is available using pet friendly methods by well trained technicians. Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.
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Any gopher control Valley Village Ca needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same thing as a gopher. Just about all harm is to new plants simply because they’re immature, un-established but it does not require a lot of gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or eat it. Lawn is highly effected by gophers with damage from both the consuming from the grass and also the dirt moved at the top and residing on top of the turf that smothers it.
Big trees will take gnawing for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees might be killed by a gopher quickly since the roots supplying the life for the tree are young. You discover certain limbs of trees or bushes start to die out any time gophers are destroying them. This is caused by the roots giving life for that part of the plant is weakened or destroyed from the gopher and no longer giving life for that part of the plant you happen to be raising.
How Do I Know if I need service?
Pocket gopher burrows are usually stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other tunneling rodents like moles. They can dig one to three mounds a day which is why you want to remove gophers right away on your landscape. Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of how to eliminate gophers for your house. Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a license for structural pest control.
Destruction and why we need Removal
Gophers consume plants, tree roots, flowers and vegetables on your garden – 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 much for a gopher to destroy or eat it. Turf is also highly effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the lawn and the soil pushed up and staying on the grass which kills it.
Large trees can take gnawing for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped. 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 plant you are growing in.
The common 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 property owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is typically done by a company dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the blaster.
Burrow fumigants are extremely useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed technicians like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the hardware store which are not very effective.
Poison baits available to agriculture pest control professionals are much higher strength 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 property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.
Using water to wash them to surface
Flooding can be effective on farms where the whole field 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 tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you start to panic about the water bill in Valley Village and shut off the water off.
No repellents in Valley Village 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 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 area of your backyard would be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only offer short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in.
Raised 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 Valley Village 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 Gopher Services
Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Extermination services in Valley Village using the best ways based on each property such as fumigation. Depending on tunnel locations poison baits are used instead of fumigation of tunnels. Gopher Extermination is a tough job for the beginner, we have a lot of experience with it.
This is owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed 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