Gopher Exterminator La Crescenta

Gopher Removal in La Crescenta, CA

When moles or gophers are damaging your La Crescenta landscaping and need Gopher Exterminator service call Rodent Guys to save your landscaping.  Our Gopher Exterminator service in La Crescenta, CA is offered with pet friendly methods by well trained techs.  Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control La Crescenta California needs is from the pocket gopher which is the exact same as a gopher. Most damage will be to new plants simply because they’re immature, un-established therefore it will not require a whole lot gnawing for that gopher to destroy or feed on it. Turf is also exceptionally impacted by gophers with destruction from both feeding on of the grass as well as the soil moved on top in addition to residing on the turf which often smothers it.

Giant trees can take eating for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees could very well be killed because of a gopher right away considering that the roots offering the life for the tree are young. You might find certain limbs of trees or bushes begin to die when gophers are damaging it. This is a result of the roots issuing life to that portion of the plant is impaired or killed because of the gopher and without any longer providing life for that section of the plant that you are raising.

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Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are almost always plugged like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other burrowing rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can make 1-3 mounds a day reason behind the fact of why you want to remove gophers right away on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a professional pest control company with knowledge of how to eradicate gophers for your yard.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a license for structural pest control.

Damage and reasons we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, roots of trees, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your garden – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new plants because they are young, un-established and it does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Lawn is also very impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the grass and the dirt pushed on top and staying on the turf which smothers it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time because the roots supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are damaging 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 most effective control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, bait, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are techniques that a home owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is normally done by a service dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the cost of the equipment.

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

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control operators 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 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 work on farms where the entire crop area 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 garden hose down the opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you start to think about about the cost of water in La Crescenta and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

No repellents in La Crescenta 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 relief, but these claims have never been authenticated.   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 cost too much. Plus this would at best only offer short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised flower beds can be protected by fixing 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 La Crescenta property, they are allowed to be removed by any legal means. Allowable methods 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

We will come out to provide Gopher Exterminator services in La Crescenta using the best methods based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located poison baits are used instead of fumigation of tunnels.  Gopher Exterminator is a tough job for the novice, 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 Exterminator 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