Gopher Pest Control La Crescenta

Gopher Pest Control in La Crescenta, CA

If moles or gophers are damaging your La Crescenta landscaping and need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in La Crescenta, CA is available using 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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A gopher control La Crescenta Ca needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same as a gopher. A large amount of damage is to new plants simply because they’re immature, un-established and it also would not require a great deal gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Lawn is additionally seriously effected by gophers with damage from both the consuming from the lawn and the earth pushed at the top as well as residing on top of the lawn which will smothers it.

Giant trees could take chewing for a while so no worries. Smaller trees may be killed by a gopher quickly because roots offering the life for 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 due to the roots supplying life to that part of the plant is damaged or destroyed from the gopher and without any longer providing life to that section 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 filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other burrowing rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can create 1-3 mounds a day leading to why you want to eliminate gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a qualified pest control company with background in how to eliminate gophers for your house.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a license for structural pest control.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, flowers and vegetables on your lawn – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new plants because they are small, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Grass is also very effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed on top and sitting on the lawn which kills 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 root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off 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 life to that part of the tree 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 methods that a home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is normally 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 very useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed technicians like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the nursery 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 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 wash them out 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the entire crop area 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 water holse down the hole.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you begin to think about about the cost of water in La Crescenta and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in La Crescenta 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 control, but these claims have never been authenticated.   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 area of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only give short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground 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 La Crescenta property, they are allowed to be taken by any legal means. Allowable ways 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 labeld for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Gopher Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in La Crescenta 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 beginner, 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 controlled 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