Gopher Pest Control Burbank

Gopher Control in Burbank, CA

When rodents like gophers are damaging your Burbank landscape and need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscape.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in Burbank, CA is available with pet friendly methods by well trained trappers.  We can be reached at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Burbank California needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same as a gopher. Most damages is almost always to new plants because young, un-established but it will not take a whole lot gnawing for a gopher to destroy or consume it. Grass can be seriously effected by gophers with damage from both feeding of the grass plus the dirt pushed on top in addition to staying on top of the turf which will smothers it.

Big trees usually takes eating for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees may be destroyed by way of a gopher immediately since the roots offering the life for your tree are young. You might find particular limbs of trees or bushes start to die when gophers are harming it. This is a result of the roots giving life to that section of the plant is compromised or killed because of the gopher and no longer supplying life for that part of the plant you are 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 normally filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can dig one to three mounds every day which is why you want to get rid of gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a gopher specialist pest control company with experience with 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 just a structural license.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, tree roots, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your lawn – if it’s a plant they probably will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new plants because they are young, un-established and it does not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Grass is also very impacted 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 while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher in a short time because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are attacking 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 life 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 limited success. Burrow Blasting is normally operated by a company serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of 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 smoke bombs from the Home Depot which are seldom successful.

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 knowledge of what technique to use for each property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control 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 garden hose down the opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you start to worry about the cost of water in Burbank and shut it off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in Burbank available at the present time that have been proved 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 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 offer short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised flower beds can be protected by attaching 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 Burbank property, they are allowed to be controled 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 Gopher Company

We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in Burbank using the best methods based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located poison baits are used instead of fumigation of tunnels.  Gopher Pest Control 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 Pest Control 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