Gopher Pest Control Service Altadena

Gopher Removal in Altadena, CA

If moles or gophers are causing damage to your Altadena property and you need Gopher Pest Control Service service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscape.  Our Gopher Pest Control Service service in Altadena, 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 Altadena Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher that is the exact same as a gopher. Most damage is to new plants because they’re young, un-established therefore it will not take a great deal of gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Lawn is additionally seriously effected by gophers with destruction from both feeding on from the grass and also the dirt moved at the top in addition to staying on the grass which usually smothers it.

Giant trees could take biting for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees could be destroyed by way of a gopher immediately given that the roots supplying the life for your tree are young. You will see distinct branches of trees or bushes begin to die when gophers are harming it. This is caused by the roots giving life for that section of the plant is compromised or killed by your gopher and without any longer providing life to that section of the plant you happen to be 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 plugged like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can make 1-3 mounds a day leading to why you want to eradicate gophers right away on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a qualified pest control company with experience with how to eliminate 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.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, roots of trees, flowers and vegetables on your garden – if it’s a plant they probably will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new plants because they are young, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Turf is also highly impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed up and staying on the turf which kills it.

Large trees can take chewing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are damaging 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 best 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 some success. Burrow Blasting is normally operated by a company serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the machine.

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 smoke bombs from the Lowes which are seldom successful.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control professionals are much higher concentration and effective than what is obtainable 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 out 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the entire crop area 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 nose above the water line until you start to worry about the water bill in Altadena and shut it off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Altadena available at the present time that have been shown to provide good Gopher Pest Control Service. 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.

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 be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only give short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground flower beds can be protected by fixing a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth below 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 Altadena property, they are allowed to be controled by all allowable method. Allowable ways include gopher traps and poison bait placed 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 Gopher Company

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control Service services in Altadena 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 Service 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 killed with bait.  Nick and his team of Gopher Pest Control Service 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