Gopher Exterminator Sunland

Gopher and Mole Control in Sunland, CA

When rodents like gophers are damaging your Sunland landscaping and need Gopher Exterminator service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscape.  Our Gopher Exterminator service in Sunland, CA is offered with pet friendly methods by well trained trappers.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Sunland California needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same thing as a gopher. A large amount of destruction is to new plants as they are immature, un-established therefore it would not require a whole lot gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or devour it. Turf can be seriously impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating from the turf along with the soil shoved at the top and staying on the lawn which often smothers it.

Big trees usually takes biting for a while so no worries. Smaller trees are usually killed because of a gopher right away because roots offering the life to the tree are immature. You discover distinct limbs of trees or bushes start to die out as soon as gophers are destroying them. This is the result of the roots supplying life for that section of the plant is compromised or destroyed by the gopher and without any longer supplying life for that section of the plant you happen to be 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 stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other burrowing rodents like  moles.  They can dig 1-3 mounds a day which is why you want to get rid of gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a qualified pest control company with experience with how to remove gophers for your house.  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, flowers and vegetables on your garden – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new vegetation because they are small, 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 turf and the dirt pushed on top and staying on the lawn which kills it.

Large trees can take gnawing for a while 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 see certain branches of trees or bushes start to dry out 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 most effective control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are options that a property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is normally operated by a service dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are very effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed techs like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the hardware store which are not very effective.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control operators 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 technique to use for each property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to flush them out 

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 attempt to flood the gopher with a garden hose in the hole.  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 Sunland and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Sunland 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 control, 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 garden using physical barriers can be effective for small areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the perimeter 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 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 Sunland property, they are allowed to be removed by all allowable method. Allowable ways 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 Rodent Company

We will come out to provide Gopher Exterminator services in Sunland using the best ways 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 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 controlled with bait.  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