Gopher Pest Removal in Los Angeles County, CA
If gophers or moles are damaging your Los Angeles County property and need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscaping. Our Gopher Pest Control service in Los Angeles County, CA is available with pet friendly methods with well trained trappers. Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.
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Any gopher control Los Angeles County Ca needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same thing as a gopher. A lot of harm is almost always to new plants simply because they’re young, un-established and so it does not require a good deal gnawing for one gopher to eliminate or devour it. Turf can also be exceptionally effected by gophers with damage from both feeding on of the turf and also the soil shoved on the top in addition to staying on the lawn which will smothers it.
Giant trees will take nibbling for a while so no worries. Smaller trees might be killed by way of gopher promptly because the roots offering the life for your tree are young. You will see distinct branches of trees or bushes begin to die whenever gophers are destroying it. This is the result of the roots providing life for that an area of the plant is harmed or destroyed because of the gopher and without any longer giving life for that section of the plant you are growing.
How Do I Know if I need service?
Pocket gopher burrows are usually stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other burrowing rodents like voles. They can create 1-3 mounds every day which is why you want to get rid of gophers right away on your landscape. Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a professional pest control company with knowledge of how to get rid of gophers for your house. Always ensure 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 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 young, un-established and it does 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 staying on the grass which kills it.
Big trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher in a short time because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped. You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die off 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 life to that part of the tree you are growing in.
The most effective control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, bait, 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 performed by a company dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the equipment.
Burrow fumigants are extremely effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed experts like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the hardware store which are not very effective.
Poison baits used by agriculture pest control operators are much higher concentration and effective than what is obtainable to a homeowner. The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the knowledge of what method to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.
Using water to force them out
Flooding can be effective on farms where the whole 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 hole. The problem is the water usually never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you start to panic about the water bill in Los Angeles County and shut it off.
No repellents in Los Angeles County 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 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 cost too much. Plus this would at best only give short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in.
Raised flower 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 Los Angeles County property, they are allowed to be taken by all allowable method. Allowable methods include gopher traps and poison bait used 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 Gopher Services
We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in Los Angeles County 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.
This is head honcho of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed with strychnine. 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