Gopher Pest Control Lakewood

Gopher Removal in Lakewood, CA

When moles or gophers are causing damage at your Lakewood landscaping and need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in Lakewood, CA is available using pet friendly methods with well trained trappers.  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 Lakewood Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same as a gopher. Almost all damages will be to new plants because they’re young, un-established and it would not require a good deal gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or consume it. Lawn is exceptionally effected by gophers with damage from both the feeding on on the turf along with the earth pushed at the top and residing on top of the turf which in turn smothers it.

Giant trees normally takes gnawing for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees can be killed by way of gopher promptly because roots supplying the life for the tree are young. You might find distinct limbs of trees or bushes continue to die out when gophers are harming it. This is caused by the roots giving life to that section of the plant is compromised or destroyed from the gopher and without any longer supplying life to that part of the plant that 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 usually plugged like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other tunneling rodents like  moles.  They can dig 1-3 mounds per day leading to why you want to remove gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a gopher specialist pest control company with knowledge of how to eradicate 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 license for structural pest control.

Destruction and reasons we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, roots of trees, flowers and vegetables on your yard – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new plants because they are young, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Grass is also highly effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the lawn and the soil pushed on top and sitting on the grass which kills it.

Large trees can take gnawing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time because the roots supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin 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 common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, bait, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are methods that a property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is typically performed by a company dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the equipment.

Burrow fumigants are extremely 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 Home Depot which are seldom successful.

Poison baits used by 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 knowledge of what technique to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to wash them to surface 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the entire field is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to go.  On your property you are going to attempt to flood the gopher with a hose in the hole.  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 be concerned about the water bill in Lakewood and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Lakewood 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 garden using physical barriers can be effective for small projects. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the perimeter of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only provide short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground planter beds can be protected by placing 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 Lakewood property, they are allowed to be removed by all allowable method. Allowable methods 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 Services

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in Lakewood 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 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 killed with poison.  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