Gopher Pest Control Service Glendale

Gopher Control in Glendale, CA

If gophers or moles are causing damage to your Glendale property and you need Gopher Pest Control Service service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscaping.  Our Gopher Pest Control Service service in Glendale, CA is offered with pet friendly methods with well trained technicians.  We can be reached at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control Glendale California needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same as a gopher. Most damages is almost always to new plants because they’re immature, un-established therefore it would not require very much gnawing for a gopher to eliminate or eat it. Lawn is highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the turf and also the dirt shoved at the top as well as residing on the turf which unfortunately smothers it.

Giant trees normally takes nibbling for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees could be killed by way of gopher right away given that the roots offering the life to your tree are young. You will see distinct limbs of trees or bushes continue to die off as soon as gophers are harming it. This is due to the roots providing life for that an area of the plant is impaired or destroyed from the gopher and without any longer giving life to that part of the plant you happen to be raising.

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 stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can make 1-3 mounds every day which is why you want to eliminate gophers right away on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a qualified pest control company with background in how to eliminate gophers for your lawn.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a structural license.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, tree roots, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your lawn – 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 does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Lawn is also very effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed up and sitting on the turf which smothers it.

Large 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 life to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are eating it.  This is caused by the roots supplying 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 methods that a property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is usually done by a service serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the cost 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 flares from the hardware store 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 knowledge of what technique to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to wash them out 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the whole 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 hose in the hole.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you begin to be concerned about the cost of water in Glendale and shut it off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Glendale 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 protection, 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 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 provide short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised flower beds can be protected by attaching 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 Glendale property, they are allowed to be removed by any legal means. 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 registered for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Gopher Company

We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control Service services in Glendale using the best ways based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations 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 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed with poison.  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