Gopher Pest Control Service Loma Linda

Gopher and Mole Control in Loma Linda, CA

If rodents like gophers are causing damage to your Loma Linda landscaping and you need Gopher Pest Control Service service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscaping.  Our Gopher Pest Control Service service in Loma Linda, CA is available using pet friendly methods with well trained technicians.  Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control Loma Linda Ca needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same thing as a gopher. Just about all damage is almost always to new plants because young, un-established and so it doesn’t take a lot gnawing for one gopher to destroy or eat it. Turf is also exceptionally effected by gophers with damages from both the feeding from the grass along with the earth pushed on the top and residing on the turf which often smothers it.

Giant trees usually takes eating for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees may be killed by a gopher right away because roots offering the life to the tree are young. You will quickly realize certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die when ever gophers are damaging them. This is caused by the roots providing life to that an area of the plant is harmed or killed from the gopher and without any longer supplying 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 normally filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can dig 1-3 mounds a day which is why you want to get rid of gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a gopher specialist pest control company with knowledge of how to remove 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.

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

Mature trees can take gnawing 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 notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die off when gophers are attacking them.  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 tree you are growing in.

The common 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 home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is usually operated by a service serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the cost of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are extremely effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed experts like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the nursery which are not very effective.

Poison baits used by 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 knowledge of what technique to use for each property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to wash them to surface 

Flooding can work on farms where the entire field is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to go.  On your property you are going to attempt to flood the gopher with a water holse down the opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you start to think about about the water bill in Loma Linda and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

No repellents in Loma Linda 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 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 areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the area of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only give short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Above ground flower beds can be protected by fixing a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth below 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 Loma Linda property, they are allowed to be killed by all allowable method. 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 Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control Service services in Loma Linda using the best ways based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located 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 owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two 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