Gopher Pest Control Claremont

Gopher Pest Removal in Claremont, CA

When gophers or moles are causing damage to your Claremont landscape and need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in Claremont, CA is available using pet friendly methods with well trained techs.  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 Claremont Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same as a gopher. The majority destruction is to new plants because immature, un-established and it doesn’t require much gnawing for that gopher to eliminate or eat it. Grass is also exceptionally effected by gophers with damage from both feeding on on the turf along with the earth pushed at the top along with residing on the lawn in which smothers it.

Big trees could take nibbling for a while so no worries. Smaller trees might be killed by the gopher quickly because roots offering the life for the tree are immature. You discover particular branches of trees or bushes begin to die whenever gophers are destroying it. This is caused by the roots issuing life for that area of the plant is compromised or destroyed by the gopher and no longer providing life to that part of the plant that 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 usually stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can create one to three mounds every day leading to why you want to get rid of gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a gopher specialist pest control company with background in how to remove gophers for your lawn.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a structural license.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, tree roots, flowers and vegetables on your yard – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new vegetation because they are young, un-established and it does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Grass is also highly effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed on top and sitting on the turf 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 roots supplying the life to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to dry out when gophers are attacking 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 most effective 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 usually performed by a service serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are extremely useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed pros like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the Lowes which are not very effective.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control companies are much higher strength 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 situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to force them to surface 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the whole field 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 in the hole.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you begin to be concerned about the cost of water in Claremont and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Claremont 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 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 perimeter 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 flower 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 Claremont property, they are allowed to be removed by any legal means. 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 labeld for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Rodent Services

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in Claremont using the best methods based on each property 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 owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed 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