Gopher Exterminator California

Gopher Control in California, CA

When moles or gophers are damaging your California landscaping and need Gopher Exterminator service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Exterminator service in California, 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 California California needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same thing as a gopher. A lot of damage is almost always to new plants because immature, un-established and so it will not require a great deal of gnawing for a gopher to eliminate or consume it. Grass is also exceptionally effected by gophers with damages from both the eating from the turf plus the earth pushed at the top as well as residing on top of the turf which will smothers it.

Giant trees can take nibbling for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees can be killed by the gopher promptly because of the roots offering the life for your tree are young. You discover particular limbs of trees or bushes begin to die off any time gophers are damaging it. This is due to the roots providing life to that portion of the plant is damaged or destroyed because of the gopher and no longer giving life to that part of the plant you’re 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 plugged like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other burrowing rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can dig one to three mounds per day reason behind the fact of why you want to eliminate gophers immediately on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a professional pest control company with knowledge of how to remove gophers for your home.  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 consume plants, tree roots, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your yard – if it’s a plant they probably will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new plants because they are young, un-established and it does not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Turf is also very effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the grass and the dirt pushed up and sitting on the turf which smothers it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes start to dry out when gophers are attacking 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 nutrients to that part of the tree you are growing in.

The best control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are methods that a home owner can use with limited 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 very effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed professionals like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the plant store which are seldom successful.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control companies are much higher concentration 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 removal of gophers.

Using water to force them to surface 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the entire 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 hose in the hole.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you begin to panic about the cost of water in California and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in California available at the present time that have been shown to provide good Gopher Exterminator. 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 you would not be reading this site.

Keep gophers out of your lawn 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 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 California property, they are allowed to be removed by any legal means. 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 registered for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Rodent Company

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Exterminator services in California using the best ways based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations poison baits are used in place of fumigation of tunnels.  Gopher Exterminator 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 controlled with strychnine.  Nick and his team of Gopher Exterminator 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