Gopher Extermination West Covina

Gopher Control in West Covina, CA

If moles or gophers are damaging your West Covina landscape and you need Gopher Extermination service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Extermination service in West Covina, CA is available with pet friendly methods by well trained technicians.  We can be reached at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control West Covina California needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same thing as a gopher. Most harm is to new plants since they are immature, un-established therefore it does not take a whole lot gnawing for that gopher to destroy or devour it. Turf is highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both consuming of the grass and also the earth shoved on the top in addition to residing on the grass which in turn smothers it.

Giant trees usually takes gnawing for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees could be destroyed by a gopher immediately because roots supplying the life for the tree are young. You might find particular branches of trees or bushes begin to die when ever gophers are damaging them. This is due to the roots providing life to that an area of the plant is compromised or destroyed by your gopher and no longer supplying life for that section of the plant that you are growing.

How Do I Know if I need service?

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Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are almost always stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can dig 1-3 mounds per day reason behind the fact of why you want to eradicate gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a gopher specialist pest control company with knowledge of how to kill 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.

Damage and reasons we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, tree roots, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your garden – 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 does not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Grass is also highly impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the grass and the dirt pushed up and staying on the lawn which kills it.

Large trees can take gnawing for a little bit so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are damaging them.  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, bait, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are options that a home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is typically performed by a company serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are extremely useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed pros like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the nursery which are not very effective.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control companies are much higher strength and effective than what is available 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 control of gophers.

Using water to wash them out 

Flooding can work on farms where the entire field is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to escape.  On your property you are going to attempt to flood the gopher with a garden hose down the hole.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you start to think about about the cost of water in West Covina and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in West Covina 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 authenticated.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers no one would be reading this site including you.

Keeping gophers out of your lawn using physical barriers can be effective for small areas. 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. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground flower beds can be protected by attaching 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 West Covina property, they are allowed to be taken 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 Rodent Services

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Extermination services in West Covina using the best ways based on each situation 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.

Gopher Pest Control at it's best

Captured two Gophers

This is owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled with bait.  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