Gopher Pest Control Fontana

Gopher Pest Removal in Fontana, CA

When moles or gophers are damaging your Fontana landscape and you need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in Fontana, CA is offered using pet friendly methods with well trained techs.  Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Fontana Ca needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same as a gopher. Just about all harm is almost always to new plants as they are immature, un-established but it doesn’t take a whole lot gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Turf is additionally seriously impacted by gophers with destruction from both the feeding on on the turf and also the dirt forced at the top and staying on the lawn which in turn smothers it.

Big trees normally takes chewing for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees might be destroyed because of a gopher immediately since the roots supplying the life to your tree are young. You will quickly realize distinct branches of trees or bushes start to die out when ever gophers are destroying it. This is a result of the roots issuing life to that section of the plant is weakened or destroyed by your gopher and without any longer giving life to that part of the plant you’re 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 usually stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can dig one to three mounds per day leading to why you want to remove gophers immediately on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a professional pest control company with knowledge of how to remove gophers for your home.  Always check that 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, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your garden – if it’s a plant they most likely 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 consume it.  Turf is also very impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed on top and sitting on the grass which smothers it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher in a short time because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are attacking 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 plant you are growing in.

The common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are options that a property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is usually performed by a company serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are extremely useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed professionals like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the nursery which are seldom successful.

Poison baits used by 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 technique to use for each property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to flush them to surface 

Flooding can be effective 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 hose in the opening.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you start to worry about the cost of water in Fontana and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Fontana 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 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 give short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised planter beds can be protected by fixing a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth below 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 Fontana property, they are allowed to be killed by all allowable method. Allowable ways can include gopher traps and poison bait placed 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 Gopher Services

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in Fontana using the best ways 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 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 2 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