Gopher Pest Control Hacienda Heights

Gopher Removal in Hacienda Heights, CA

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

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Any gopher control Hacienda Heights California needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same as a gopher. A lot of destruction will be to new plants since they’re young, un-established and so it would not take a great deal gnawing for one gopher to destroy or feed on it. Grass can be exceptionally effected by gophers with damage from both eating from the lawn as well as the dirt pushed on top as well as residing on top of the lawn which in turn smothers it.

Giant trees takes biting for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees are usually destroyed because of a gopher right away because the roots supplying the life to the tree are immature. You will quickly realize certain branches of trees or bushes continue to die off whenever gophers are destroying it. This is a result of the roots providing life for that part of the plant is harmed or killed by your gopher and without any longer supplying life for that section of the plant you’re growing.

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Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are usually plugged like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can create one to three mounds a day reason behind the fact of why you want to remove 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 home.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a license for structural pest control.

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 small, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Turf is also very impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the lawn and the soil pushed up and staying on the grass which smothers it.

Big trees can take chewing 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 life to the tree are young.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are eating 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 nutrients 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 techniques that a home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is normally performed by a company serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the equipment.

Burrow fumigants are very effective 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 plant store which are not very effective.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control operators 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 control of gophers.

Using water to force them to surface 

Flooding can work on farms where the entire field is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to go.  On your property you are going to try to flood the gopher with a garden hose in the opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you start to panic about the cost of water in Hacienda Heights and shut it off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Hacienda Heights 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 control, 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.

Keeping 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 be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only provide short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised flower 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 before filling with soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you Hacienda Heights property, they are allowed to be killed by any legal means. Allowable methods 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 labeld for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Rodent Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in Hacienda Heights using the best ways based on each property 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 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 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed with bait.  Nick and his team of Gopher Pest Control experts will be showing off 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