Gopher Pest Control Service Downey

Gopher Control in Downey, CA

If moles or gophers are causing damage at your Downey landscaping and need Gopher Pest Control Service service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscaping.  Our Gopher Pest Control Service service in Downey, CA is available with pet friendly methods with 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 Downey California needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same as a gopher. The majority harm is almost always to new plants because immature, un-established therefore it does not require a whole lot gnawing for the gopher to destroy or eat it. Grass is additionally exceptionally impacted by gophers with damages from both feeding on of the grass as well as the earth forced on top in addition to residing on top of the grass which smothers it.

Big trees could take biting for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees could be killed by way of a gopher quickly since the roots supplying the life to your tree are young. You discover certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off any time gophers are damaging it. This is a result of the roots providing life to that part of the plant is compromised or destroyed from the gopher and no longer giving life for that section of the plant you might 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 usually plugged like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can make 1-3 mounds every day leading to why you want to remove gophers immediately on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of how to eradicate gophers for your lawn.  Always make sure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and reasons 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 vegetation because they are young, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Grass is also highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the lawn and the soil pushed up and staying on the turf which smothers it.

Mature trees can take gnawing for a little bit 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 start 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 plant 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 options that a property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is usually operated by a company serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the cost of the equipment.

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

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control professionals 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 property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to flush them to surface 

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 try to flood the gopher with a garden hose in 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 worry about the cost of water in Downey and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Downey 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 no one would be reading this site including you.

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. 

Raised 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 Downey 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 registered 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 Downey 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 Service 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 founder of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed with strychnine.  Nick and his team of Gopher Pest Control Service 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