Gopher Pest Control Service Lakewood

Gopher Pest Control in Lakewood, CA

If rodents like gophers are causing damage at your Lakewood landscaping and need Gopher Pest Control Service service call Rodent Guys to rescue your yard.  Our Gopher Pest Control Service service in Lakewood, CA is available with pet friendly methods with well trained techs.  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 Lakewood Ca needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same as a gopher. Almost all damage will be to new plants considering they are immature, un-established and so it won’t take much gnawing for the gopher to destroy or eat it. Lawn is also highly impacted by gophers with damage from both the consuming from the lawn and also the dirt moved on top and staying on the grass which in turn smothers it.

Giant trees takes eating for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees can be destroyed by way of a gopher immediately because roots offering the life to your tree are immature. You might find distinct branches of trees or bushes start to die off when ever gophers are destroying it. This is caused by the roots providing life for that part of the plant is weakened or destroyed by the gopher and without any longer supplying life for that section 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 stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can make 1-3 mounds per day reason behind the fact of why you want to get rid of gophers immediately on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of 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 only a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and reasons we need Removal

Gophers consume 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 plants because they are small, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Turf is also highly effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed on top and sitting on the turf which kills it.

Large trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are damaging 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 nutrients to that part of the plant 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 methods that a property 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) because of the cost of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are very effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed professionals like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the plant store which are seldom successful.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control operators are much higher strength and effective than what is obtainable 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 control of gophers.

Using water to force them out 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the whole 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 in the opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you start to think about about the cost of water in Lakewood and shut it off.

Repellers 

No repellents in Lakewood 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 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 projects. 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. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Raised flower beds can be protected by fixing 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 Lakewood property, they are allowed to be removed by all allowable method. Allowable methods 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 Lakewood using the best methods 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 beginner, 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 two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed with poison.  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