Gopher Exterminator La Puente

Gopher Pest Control in La Puente, CA

If gophers or moles are causing damage to your La Puente landscape and need Gopher Exterminator service call Rodent Guys to save your landscaping.  Our Gopher Exterminator service in La Puente, CA is offered with pet friendly methods by well trained techs.  We can be reached at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control La Puente California needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same as a gopher. A large amount of damage is to new plants because young, un-established and it also won’t require very much gnawing for that gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Turf can also be exceptionally effected by gophers with damage from both consuming on the grass plus the earth moved on top in addition to staying on the grass which smothers it.

Big trees normally takes nibbling for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees could be destroyed by a gopher promptly because roots supplying the life for the tree are immature. You might find particular branches of trees or bushes start to die off as soon as gophers are harming them. This is a result of the roots providing life to that portion of the plant is harmed or killed by the gopher and without any longer giving life for that part of the plant that you are raising.

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 almost always plugged like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other tunneling rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can make one to three mounds every day which is why you want to eradicate gophers immediately on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a qualified pest control company with experience with how to get rid of gophers for your yard.  Always check that 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 most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new plants because they are small, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also highly impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed up and staying on the lawn which smothers it.

Mature trees can take chewing for a while so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time because the roots supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are damaging 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 life to that part of the plant you are growing in.

The most effective control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are methods that a property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is normally operated by a company dedicated to gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are extremely useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed experts like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the hardware store which are seldom successful.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control companies are much higher concentration 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 situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to flush them to surface 

Flooding can work on farms where the whole field 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 typically never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you start to worry about the cost of water in La Puente and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in La Puente available at the present time that have been proved 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 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. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised planter beds can be protected by fixing a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth under 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 Puente 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 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 La Puente using the best ways based on each property 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 novice, 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 killed with bait.  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