Gopher Pest Control Pacoima

Gopher Removal in Pacoima, CA

When gophers or moles are damaging your Pacoima property and need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscape.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in Pacoima, CA is offered using pet friendly methods by well trained techs.  Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Pacoima Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same as a gopher. The majority damage is almost always to new plants being that they are immature, un-established therefore it will not take very much gnawing for the gopher to destroy or consume it. Turf can be exceptionally effected by gophers with damages from both eating of the lawn and also the dirt pushed on the top in addition to residing on the grass in which smothers it.

Big trees can take nibbling for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher promptly since the roots supplying the life to your tree are young. You might find certain limbs of trees or bushes continue to die off as soon as gophers are damaging them. This is caused by the roots giving life for that section of the plant is harmed or killed by the gopher and no longer giving 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 almost always stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other tunneling rodents like  moles.  They can dig 1-3 mounds a day which is why you want to eradicate gophers immediately on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a professional pest control company with experience with how to eliminate gophers for your lawn.  Always make sure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a structural license.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, roots of trees, ornamental 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 does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Turf is also highly impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed up and sitting on the lawn which smothers it.

Big trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time because the roots supplying the life to the tree are young.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes start to dry out when gophers are eating them.  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 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 usually done by a service serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the blaster.

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 flares from the tools store which are seldom successful.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control professionals 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 property 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 crop area 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 garden hose down the opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you begin to panic about the cost of water in Pacoima and shut it off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Pacoima 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 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 offer short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised planter beds can be protected by attaching a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth under 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 Pacoima property, they are allowed to be taken by any legal means. Allowable methods 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 registered for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Gopher Services

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in Pacoima using the best ways based on each situation 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 owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed 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