Gopher Pest Control Service La Verne

Gopher and Mole Control in La Verne, CA

When moles or gophers are damaging your La Verne landscape and you need Gopher Pest Control Service service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Pest Control Service service in La Verne, CA is offered using pet friendly methods by 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 La Verne California needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same as a gopher. The majority destruction is almost always to new plants since they are young, un-established and so it won’t require a great deal gnawing for that gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Grass can be exceptionally impacted by gophers with damages from both eating of the lawn along with the earth forced at the top and residing on top of the turf which often smothers it.

Big trees will take gnawing for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher immediately since the roots offering the life to the tree are young. You will quickly realize distinct limbs of trees or bushes continue to die out when ever gophers are destroying them. This is due to the roots supplying life to that portion of the plant is harmed or destroyed by the gopher and without any longer giving life to that section of the plant you happen to be growing.

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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 differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can make 1-3 mounds per day which is why you want to remove gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a gopher specialist pest control company with experience with how to remove gophers for your home.  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, flowers and vegetables on your yard – 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 does not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Lawn is also highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed on top and staying on the grass which smothers it.

Large trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are attacking it.  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, baiting, 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 usually performed by a company serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the machine.

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

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control companies are much higher strength and effective than what is available to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the knowledge of what method to use for each property 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 entire field 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 typically never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you begin to think about about the water bill in La Verne and shut it off.

Repellent 

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

Keep gophers out of your garden using physical barriers can be effective for small areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the area of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only offer 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 La Verne property, they are allowed to be killed by any legal means. Allowable methods 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.

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We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control Service services in La Verne using the best methods 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 beginner, 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