Gopher Pest Control La Canada

Gopher Pest Control in La Canada, CA

When moles or gophers are causing damage to your La Canada property and you need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in La Canada, CA is available with pet friendly methods by 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 La Canada Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same thing as a gopher. A large amount of damage is almost always to new plants because they’re immature, un-established plus it does not require a great deal of gnawing for the gopher to destroy or consume it. Turf is likewise exceptionally effected by gophers with destruction from both feeding of the turf as well as the dirt shoved on the top along with residing on top of the lawn which will smothers it.

Big trees can take biting for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees could be destroyed because of a gopher right away considering that the roots offering the life for the tree are immature. You will see certain branches of trees or bushes continue to die out when ever gophers are harming it. This is due to the roots supplying life for that section of the plant is impaired or destroyed from the gopher and no longer giving life to that part of the plant you will 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 usually stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can make 1-3 mounds every day which is why you want to eradicate gophers right away on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a qualified pest control company with background in how to remove gophers for your yard.  Always make sure 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 eat plants, tree roots, flowers and vegetables on your lawn – if it’s a plant they probably will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new plants because they are small, un-established and it does not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also very effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the turf and the soil pushed up and sitting on the grass which smothers it.

Mature trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the life to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are attacking 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 life to that part of the plant you are growing in.

The most effective control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are options that a home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is usually performed by a company dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the cost of the machine.

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 hardware store which are not very effective.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control companies are much higher concentration and effective than what is available to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the experience of what technique to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to wash 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 attempt to flood the gopher with a hose 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 water bill in La Canada and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in La Canada 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 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 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 La Canada property, they are allowed to be killed by any legal means. 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 Rodent Company

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in La Canada using the best ways 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 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed with poison.  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