Gopher Pest Control Service Cerritos

Gopher Removal in Cerritos, CA

If moles or gophers are causing damage at your Cerritos landscape and need Gopher Pest Control Service service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Gopher Pest Control Service service in Cerritos, CA is offered with pet friendly methods with well trained technicians.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control Cerritos California needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same as a gopher. A large amount of harm will be to new plants considering they are young, un-established and it will not take a great deal of gnawing for one gopher to destroy or consume it. Grass is additionally exceptionally effected by gophers with damage from both the feeding of the lawn as well as the soil shoved at the top in addition to staying on the turf which usually smothers it.

Giant trees could take chewing for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees are usually killed by the gopher promptly because the roots offering the life for the tree are young. You will see certain branches of trees or bushes continue to die off whenever gophers are damaging them. This is caused by the roots providing life for that portion of the plant is harmed or destroyed by your gopher and without any longer supplying life for that part 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 differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can create one to three mounds a day which is why you want to remove gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a gopher specialist pest control company with experience with how to get rid of gophers for your yard.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, roots of trees, 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 doesn’tdoes not} take much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also highly impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed up and sitting on the turf which kills it.

Large trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the life to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are eating 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 nutrients to that part of the tree you are growing in.

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

Burrow fumigants are extremely useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed techs like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the Lowes which are not very effective.

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 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 force them to surface 

Flooding can work on farms where the whole field 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 hose down the opening.  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 Cerritos and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in Cerritos available at the present time that have been proved to provide good Gopher Pest Control Service. Several plants, such as gopher purge and cantor bean have been said to offer relief, 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 area of your backyard would be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only provide short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Raised planter 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 before filling with soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you Cerritos property, they are allowed to be controled by any legal means. Allowable ways can 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 Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control Service services in Cerritos using the best methods 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 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 head honcho of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two 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