Gopher Exterminator Van Nuys

Gopher Pest Removal in Van Nuys, CA

If gophers or moles are causing damage to your Van Nuys landscaping and you need Gopher Exterminator service call Rodent Guys to rescue your yard.  Our Gopher Exterminator service in Van Nuys, CA is offered with pet friendly methods by well trained trappers.  Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Van Nuys California needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same thing as a gopher. The majority damage is to new plants because immature, un-established plus it does not take a good deal gnawing for that gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Lawn can be highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both eating of the grass along with the soil pushed at the top as well as staying on the lawn which will smothers it.

Giant trees takes eating for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees are generally killed by the gopher promptly because the roots supplying the life to the tree are immature. You will see certain branches of trees or bushes continue to die out as soon as gophers are harming them. This is the result of the roots issuing life for that portion of the plant is damaged or destroyed because of the gopher and no longer providing life to that part of the plant you will be raising.

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Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are almost always filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other tunneling rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can create one to three mounds per day reason behind the fact of why you want to eliminate gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a qualified pest control company with experience with how to eliminate gophers for your house.  Always make sure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a structural license.

Damage and reasons we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your yard – 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 does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Turf is also highly effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed on top and sitting on the grass which smothers it.

Mature trees can take gnawing for a little bit so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out 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 life to that part of the tree you are growing in.

The common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are options that a property owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is typically done by a company dedicated to gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the machine.

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 flares from the Home Depot which are not very effective.

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

Using water to wash them out 

Flooding can work on farms where the entire crop area is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to escape.  On your property you are going to try to flood the gopher with a water holse in the opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you begin to panic about the cost of water in Van Nuys and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Van Nuys 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 proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers no one would be reading this site including you.

Keep gophers out of your garden 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. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground flower 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 Van Nuys property, they are allowed to be controled by all allowable method. Allowable ways 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 Rodent Company

We will come out to provide Gopher Exterminator services in Van Nuys 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 controlled with strychnine.  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