Gopher Pest Control Riverside

Gopher Pest Removal in Riverside, CA

When rodents like gophers are damaging your Riverside landscaping and you need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to save your landscaping.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in Riverside, CA is available 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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Any gopher control Riverside Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same thing as a gopher. A lot of damage will be to new plants since they are immature, un-established but it will not take a great deal gnawing for one gopher to eliminate or eat it. Turf is also highly effected by gophers with damages from both eating from the turf plus the earth moved at the top and residing on the grass which usually smothers it.

Big trees normally takes chewing for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees may be killed by way of a gopher promptly given that the roots offering the life to the tree are young. You might find particular limbs of trees or bushes continue to die off whenever gophers are destroying them. This is the result of the roots supplying life for that area of the plant is damaged or destroyed because of the gopher and no longer providing 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 normally plugged like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can make one to three mounds per day which is why you want to eliminate gophers immediately on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a professional pest control company with background in how to get rid of gophers for your lawn.  Always ensure 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 yard – if it’s a plant they probably will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new vegetation because they are young, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Turf is also very impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed on top and staying on the grass which smothers it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a while so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher in a short time because the roots supplying the life to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start 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, bait, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are techniques that a property owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is typically done by a service serious about 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 pros like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the plant store which are seldom successful.

Poison baits used by 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 situation 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 attempt to flood the gopher with a garden hose down the hole.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you begin to worry about the water bill in Riverside and shut off the water off.


There are no repellents in Riverside 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 proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers you would not be reading this site.

Keep gophers out of your lawn using physical barriers can be effective for small areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the area of your backyard would be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only provide short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground flower beds can be protected by placing 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 Riverside property, they are allowed to be controled by any legal means. Allowable ways 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 Rodent Company

We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in Riverside using the best methods based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located poison baits are used instead of fumigation of tunnels.  Gopher Pest Control is a tough job for the beginner, 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 controlled with strychnine.  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