Gopher Exterminator Riverside

Gopher and Mole Control in Riverside, CA

When rodents like gophers are damaging your Riverside landscape and need Gopher Exterminator service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Exterminator service in Riverside, 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 Riverside Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same as a gopher. The majority damages will be to new plants since they’re young, un-established and it does not take a great deal of gnawing for that gopher to destroy or devour it. Turf is also exceptionally effected by gophers with damages from both the consuming of the lawn and also the soil forced on the top in addition to residing on the lawn which will smothers it.

Giant trees will take nibbling for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees are usually killed because of a gopher quickly simply because the roots offering the life to the tree are immature. You might find distinct branches of trees or bushes begin to die whenever gophers are harming them. This is a result of the roots issuing life to that section of the plant is compromised or killed from the gopher and no longer providing life to that part of the plant you will be 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 usually stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can dig 1-3 mounds every day reason behind the fact of why you want to eliminate gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a professional pest control company with experience with how to get rid of 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 license for structural pest control.

Destruction and reasons we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, tree roots, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your garden – if it’s a plant they probably will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new vegetation because they are small, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Lawn is also highly effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed up and staying on the grass which smothers it.

Large 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 nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are damaging it.  This is caused by the roots supplying 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 usually done by a company serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the equipment.

Burrow fumigants are extremely effective 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 Lowes which are seldom successful.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control professionals 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 force them out 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the entire field is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to go.  On your property you are going to attempt to flood the gopher with a garden 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 water bill in Riverside and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Riverside 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 protection, but these claims have never been authenticated.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers you would not be reading this site.

Keeping 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 be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only offer short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Raised planter beds can be protected by attaching a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth below 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 Riverside property, they are allowed to be removed by all allowable method. Allowable methods 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 Gopher Company

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Exterminator services in Riverside using the best methods based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located 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 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 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