Gopher Exterminator La Palma

Gopher Pest Control in La Palma, CA

When moles or gophers are damaging your La Palma landscape and you need Gopher Exterminator service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscaping.  Our Gopher Exterminator service in La Palma, CA is available using pet friendly methods by well trained trappers.  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 La Palma Ca needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same thing as a gopher. Most destruction will be to new plants being that they are immature, un-established but it will not require much gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or devour it. Grass is also exceptionally effected by gophers with damage from both eating from the lawn as well as the earth shoved at the top as well as staying on top of the grass which often smothers it.

Giant trees takes biting for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees can be destroyed by the gopher quickly simply because the roots supplying the life for the tree are young. You will see distinct branches of trees or bushes start to die when gophers are destroying them. This is due to the roots issuing life for that area of the plant is harmed or killed from the gopher and without any longer supplying life for that part 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 usually stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can create 1-3 mounds per day leading to why you want to eradicate gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a gopher specialist pest control company with background in how to eradicate gophers for your lawn.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a structural license.

Destruction and reasons we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your garden – 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 doesn’tdoes not} take much 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 staying on the grass which kills it.

Large trees can take gnawing for a little bit 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 young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die off when gophers are eating it.  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 plant you are growing in.

The common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, baiting, 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 operated by a company serious about 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 technicians like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the hardware store which are not very effective.

Poison baits used by 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 situation 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 whole crop area is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to go.  On your property you are going to try to flood the gopher with a hose down the hole.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you begin to be concerned about the cost of water in La Palma and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

No repellents in La Palma 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 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 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. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground flower beds can be protected by placing 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 Palma property, they are allowed to be controled 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 labeld for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Gopher Company

We will come out to provide Gopher Exterminator services in La Palma using the best methods based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations poison baits are used instead 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 two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled with poison.  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