Gopher Pest Control Rowland Heights

Gopher Control in Rowland Heights, CA

If rodents like gophers are causing damage at your Rowland Heights landscape and you need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to save your landscaping.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in Rowland Heights, CA is available with pet friendly methods by 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 Rowland Heights Ca needs is from the pocket gopher that is the exact same as a gopher. Just about all damages is almost always to new plants considering they are young, un-established therefore it does not take a lot of gnawing for a gopher to destroy or devour it. Grass can also be exceptionally impacted by gophers with damage from both the feeding on on the turf plus the dirt forced on top as well as staying on the lawn which will smothers it.

Big trees could take chewing for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees may be destroyed by a gopher quickly because roots supplying the life for the tree are young. You might find certain limbs of trees or bushes start to die as soon as gophers are damaging them. This is a result of the roots providing life to that area of the plant is damaged or destroyed because of the gopher and without any longer giving life to that section of the plant you happen to be raising.

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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 1-3 mounds per day leading to why you want to eradicate gophers immediately on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of how to remove gophers for your lawn.  Always ensure 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 garden – if it’s a plant they probably will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new vegetation because they are small, 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 sitting on the turf which smothers it.

Mature trees can take gnawing for a while so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are damaging them.  This is caused by the roots supplying 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 most effective control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are options that a property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is typically performed by a service dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are very useful 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 nursery which are seldom successful.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control companies 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 flush them out 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the entire field 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 water holse down the hole.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you begin to be concerned about the water bill in Rowland Heights and shut it off.

Repellers 

No repellents in Rowland Heights 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 lawn using physical barriers can be effective for small projects. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the area of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only offer short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground flower 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 before filling with soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you Rowland Heights property, they are allowed to be controled by any legal means. 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 labeld 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 Rowland Heights 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.

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 removed with bait.  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