Gopher Pest Control Colton

Gopher and Mole Control in Colton, CA

If moles or gophers are damaging your Colton property and you need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in Colton, 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 Colton Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same as a gopher. Almost all damages will be to new plants considering they are young, un-established therefore it will not require a great deal of gnawing for that gopher to destroy or devour it. Grass can be highly effected by gophers with damage from both feeding on of the turf along with the dirt pushed on the top along with staying on the turf which in turn smothers it.

Big trees can take chewing for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees are generally killed by way of gopher immediately considering that the roots supplying the life for the tree are young. You will see particular branches of trees or bushes start to die any time gophers are damaging it. This is due to the roots issuing life for that section of the plant is compromised or destroyed because of the gopher and no longer supplying life for 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 normally stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other burrowing rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can dig 1-3 mounds every day reason behind the fact of why you want to remove gophers immediately on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of how to kill gophers for your house.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a structural license.

Destruction and reasons 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 young, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Lawn is also highly effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed on top and sitting on the lawn 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 roots supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to dry out when gophers are eating 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 plant 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 methods that a property owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is typically operated by a service serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are extremely effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed professionals 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 companies are much higher strength and effective than what is obtainable 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 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 water holse in the opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you start to worry about the cost of water in Colton and shut it off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Colton 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.

Keep gophers out of your yard using physical barriers can be effective for small areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the area of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only offer short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Above ground flower beds can be protected by placing a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth below 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 Colton property, they are allowed to be controled by all allowable method. Allowable methods 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 Gopher Company

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in Colton using the best methods based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located poison baits are used in place 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 head honcho of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed with strychnine.  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