Gopher Pest Control Orange County

Gopher Pest Removal in Orange County, CA

When gophers or moles are causing damage to your Orange County landscape and you need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in Orange County, CA is offered with pet friendly methods with 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 Orange County California needs is from the pocket gopher which is the exact same as a gopher. Almost all damages is to new plants because they are immature, un-established plus it doesn’t require much gnawing for one gopher to eliminate or consume it. Lawn can be exceptionally effected by gophers with damages from both feeding of the lawn and the dirt pushed on the top and staying on top of the turf which often smothers it.

Giant trees could take biting for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees are generally killed by the gopher promptly simply because the roots supplying the life for the tree are young. You discover certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die off as soon as gophers are harming them. This is caused by the roots giving life to that area of the plant is weakened or killed because of the gopher and without any longer providing life to that section of the plant you happen to be 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 normally filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other tunneling rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can make one to three mounds a day leading to why you want to eradicate gophers immediately on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a gopher specialist pest control company with knowledge of 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 license for structural pest control.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, tree roots, flowers and vegetables on your yard – 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 much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Lawn is also highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the dirt pushed up and staying on the lawn which kills it.

Large trees can take gnawing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are eating it.  This is caused by the roots supplying that part of the plant is damaged or killed by the gopher and no longer supplying nutrients to that part of the plant you are growing in.

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

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 smoke bombs from the hardware store which are not very effective.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control companies 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 technique 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 crop area is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to escape.  On your property you are going to try to flood the gopher with a water holse down the hole.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you begin to panic about the cost of water in Orange County and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Orange County 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 you would not be reading this site.

Keep gophers out of your yard 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 give 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 Orange County property, they are allowed to be controled 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 Rodent Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in Orange County using the best ways based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations 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 head honcho of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two 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

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