Gopher Pest Control El Monte

Gopher and Mole Control in El Monte, CA

When gophers or moles are damaging your El Monte landscaping and need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to rescue your yard.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in El Monte, CA is offered with pet friendly methods with well trained trappers.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control El Monte Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same as a gopher. Most harm is almost always to new plants since they’re young, un-established and it also doesn’t require a good deal gnawing for a gopher to eliminate or eat it. Grass is highly effected by gophers with destruction from both the feeding on the turf as well as the dirt pushed on the top and staying on the lawn in which smothers it.

Giant trees could take nibbling for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees may be destroyed by the gopher promptly simply because the roots supplying the life to your tree are immature. You might find distinct branches of trees or bushes start to die out when ever gophers are destroying them. This is caused by the roots issuing life to that portion of the plant is weakened or killed from the gopher and without any longer providing life to that section of the plant you happen to be 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 tell them apart from other burrowing rodents like  moles.  They can make 1-3 mounds every day which is why you want to eliminate gophers immediately on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a gopher specialist pest control company with knowledge of how to get rid of gophers for your lawn.  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 eat plants, roots of trees, flowers and vegetables on your lawn – 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 does not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Grass is also very impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed on top and staying on the lawn which kills it.

Big trees can take chewing 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 see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are eating it.  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 best control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are techniques that a home owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is normally performed by a service serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are very 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 Home Depot which are not very effective.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control professionals 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 removal of gophers.

Using water to wash 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 attempt to flood the gopher with a water holse down the opening.  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 be concerned about the cost of water in El Monte and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in El Monte 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 relief, but these claims have never been proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers you would not be reading this site.

Keeping gophers out of your lawn 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 planter beds can be protected by attaching 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 El Monte property, they are allowed to be removed by all allowable method. Allowable methods 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 registered 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 El Monte using the best methods based on each situation 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 founder of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed with poison.  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