Gopher Pest Control La Mirada

Gopher Control in La Mirada, CA

When moles or gophers are damaging your La Mirada landscape and need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscaping.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in La Mirada, CA is available with pet friendly methods by well trained techs.  We can be reached at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control La Mirada California needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same as a gopher. A large amount of harm will be to new plants because immature, un-established but it will not require a lot gnawing for the gopher to destroy or feed on it. Grass is likewise highly effected by gophers with damages from both feeding on the grass and the soil shoved on the top along with staying on the lawn which unfortunately smothers it.

Big trees takes biting for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees may be killed because of a gopher right away simply because the roots offering the life to the tree are immature. You discover certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die out as soon as gophers are harming them. This is caused by the roots providing life to that section of the plant is compromised or killed by your gopher and no longer providing life to that part of the plant you are 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 almost always stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  moles.  They can dig 1-3 mounds every day which is why you want to eliminate gophers immediately on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a gopher specialist pest control company with background in how to eradicate gophers for your lawn.  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 plants because they are small, un-established and it does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Lawn is also very effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the dirt pushed on top and staying on the grass which kills it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a little bit so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are damaging 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 options that a home owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is normally done by a service serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are extremely useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed techs like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the Lowes which are not very effective.

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

Using water to flush them to surface 

Flooding can work on farms where the entire 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 in the opening.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you begin to be concerned about the cost of water in La Mirada and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in La Mirada 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 yard 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. Eventually 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 La Mirada property, they are allowed to be removed by any legal means. Allowable ways 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 Gopher Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in La Mirada using the best ways based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations poison baits are used in place 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 head honcho of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled 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