Gopher Pest Control Service Duarte

Gopher Pest Control in Duarte, CA

If gophers or moles are damaging your Duarte landscape and you need Gopher Pest Control Service service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscaping.  Our Gopher Pest Control Service service in Duarte, 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 Duarte California needs is from the pocket gopher that is the exact same as a gopher. Just about all harm is almost always to new plants because immature, un-established and it doesn’t require a whole lot gnawing for that gopher to eliminate or eat it. Grass can also be exceptionally impacted by gophers with destruction from both feeding on on the grass as well as the soil moved at the top as well as residing on the turf in which smothers it.

Big trees will take biting for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees might be killed by a gopher right away considering that the roots offering the life to the tree are young. You will see particular limbs of trees or bushes start to die out as soon as gophers are harming them. This is a result of the roots issuing life for that part of the plant is damaged or destroyed from the gopher and without any longer supplying life to 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 normally stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other tunneling rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can dig 1-3 mounds per day which is why you want to eliminate gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of 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 just a license for structural pest control.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, tree roots, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your garden – 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 does not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the lawn and the soil pushed on top and sitting on the lawn which kills it.

Mature trees can take chewing for a while so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are eating 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 common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, bait, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are methods that a property owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is usually performed by a company serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are very effective 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 plant store which are not very effective.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control operators 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 wash them out 

Flooding can be effective 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 try to flood the gopher with a hose down the opening.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you begin to worry about the water bill in Duarte and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

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

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

Above ground planter 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 Duarte property, they are allowed to be controled by any legal means. Allowable ways 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 Gopher Services

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control Service services in Duarte using the best methods based on each situation 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 owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled with strychnine.  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