Gopher Exterminator Upland

Gopher Removal in Upland, CA

When gophers or moles are damaging your Upland landscaping and need Gopher Exterminator service call Rodent Guys to save your landscaping.  Our Gopher Exterminator service in Upland, CA is offered with pet friendly methods by well trained technicians.  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 Upland California needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same as a gopher. Almost all damage will be to new plants being that they are immature, un-established therefore it doesn’t require much gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or eat it. Grass can be highly effected by gophers with damages from both the feeding on on the lawn and also the earth shoved on top in addition to staying on the turf which will smothers it.

Big trees usually takes gnawing for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees can be killed by way of a gopher immediately considering that the roots offering the life for the tree are young. You will see particular limbs of trees or bushes continue to die off whenever gophers are damaging them. This is caused by the roots supplying life to that portion of the plant is impaired or destroyed by the gopher and no longer giving life to that section of the plant you might 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 filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other burrowing rodents like  moles.  They can create 1-3 mounds every day which is why you want to remove gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of how to kill gophers for your lawn.  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 why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, tree roots, flowers and vegetables on your lawn – 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 much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also highly effected 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.

Large trees can take gnawing for a while so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die off when gophers are eating them.  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 best 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 home owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is typically operated by a company serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the equipment.

Burrow fumigants are very effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed pros like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the plant store which are not very effective.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control operators are much higher concentration and effective than what is available to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the experience of what method to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to wash 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 tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you start to worry about the water bill in Upland and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Upland 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 you would not be reading this site.

Keep gophers out of your yard 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 placing 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 Upland property, they are allowed to be taken 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 Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Exterminator services in Upland using the best ways based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located 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 removed 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