Gopher Exterminator Pomona

Gopher Control in Pomona, CA

If rodents like gophers are causing damage to your Pomona landscaping and need Gopher Exterminator service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Gopher Exterminator service in Pomona, 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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A gopher control Pomona Ca needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same thing as a gopher. The majority harm is almost always to new plants because they are immature, un-established therefore it doesn’t take a great deal of gnawing for a gopher to destroy or devour it. Turf can be seriously effected by gophers with destruction from both feeding on of the turf along with the dirt moved on top as well as residing on top of the grass which usually smothers it.

Big trees will take biting for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees could be killed because of a gopher quickly simply because the roots offering the life for your tree are immature. You will see particular limbs of trees or bushes begin to die when gophers are harming it. This is caused by the roots supplying life to that an area of the plant is harmed or destroyed because of the gopher and without any longer providing life to that section of the plant you’re 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  voles.  They can create 1-3 mounds per day which is why you want to get rid of gophers right away on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a professional pest control company with background in how to eradicate gophers for your home.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, tree roots, 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 small, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Turf is also very impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the dirt pushed on top and sitting on the lawn which kills it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a little bit so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher in a short time because the root system supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes start 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 tree 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 methods that a home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is usually done by a service serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the equipment.

Burrow fumigants are very 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 plant store which are seldom successful.

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 property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to wash them to surface 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the whole crop area 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 opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you begin to think about about the water bill in Pomona and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

No repellents in Pomona 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 proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers you would not be reading this site.

Keeping gophers out of your yard using physical barriers can be effective for small areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the area of your backyard would be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only give 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 Pomona property, they are allowed to be removed by all allowable method. 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 labeld for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Gopher Services

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Exterminator services in Pomona using the best methods based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations 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 poison.  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