Gopher Pest Control Alta Loma

Gopher Pest Control in Alta Loma, CA

If gophers or moles are damaging your Alta Loma landscaping and you need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to save your landscaping.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in Alta Loma, 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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Any gopher control Alta Loma California needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same as a gopher. Most damage will be to new plants as they are young, un-established plus it won’t require very much gnawing for one gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Lawn is also exceptionally impacted by gophers with damages from both consuming of the lawn along with the dirt moved on top along with staying on top of the grass which usually smothers it.

Giant trees takes biting for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees can be killed by the gopher quickly because the roots offering the life for the tree are young. You might find certain limbs of trees or bushes continue to die out whenever gophers are harming them. This is a result of the roots providing life for that area of the plant is impaired or killed from the gopher and without any longer supplying life to that part of the plant you are 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 plugged like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other tunneling rodents like  moles.  They can create 1-3 mounds a day leading to why you want to eliminate gophers immediately on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a qualified pest control company with background in how to eradicate gophers for your lawn.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a structural license.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, 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 does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Turf is also very impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed up and staying on the turf which smothers 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 root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die off when gophers are damaging them.  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 property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is normally operated by a company dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the cost of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are extremely 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 seldom successful.

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 experience of what technique to use for each property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to flush them out 

Flooding can work on farms where the whole field 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 hose in the hole.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you start to worry about the water bill in Alta Loma and shut it off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in Alta Loma available at the present time that have been shown to provide good Gopher Pest Control. 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 no one would be reading this site including you.

Keeping gophers out of your lawn 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 provide short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground 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 Alta Loma property, they are allowed to be killed by all allowable method. Allowable ways can 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 Company

We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in Alta Loma 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 Pest Control 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 owner 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 Pest Control 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