Gopher Pest Control Service Pico Rivera

Gopher and Mole Control in Pico Rivera, CA

If moles or gophers are causing damage to your Pico Rivera property and you need Gopher Pest Control Service service call Rodent Guys to save your landscaping.  Our Gopher Pest Control Service service in Pico Rivera, CA is offered with 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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A gopher control Pico Rivera Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher which is the exact same as a gopher. The majority damage is to new plants simply because they’re young, un-established and it also won’t take a great deal of gnawing for a gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Lawn can be highly impacted by gophers with damages from both feeding on of the turf and also the soil forced at the top as well as residing on top of the turf that smothers it.

Giant trees could take eating for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees could very well be destroyed by a gopher right away because roots supplying the life for the tree are young. You might find particular limbs of trees or bushes start to die any time gophers are harming it. This is caused by the roots providing life to that part of the plant is compromised or killed from the gopher and without any longer giving 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 almost always plugged like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can make 1-3 mounds a day which is why you want to remove gophers immediately on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a qualified pest control company with experience with how to get rid of gophers for your house.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, tree roots, flowers and vegetables on your lawn – if it’s a plant they probably 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.  Grass is also highly effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed on top and sitting on the turf which smothers it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are damaging 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, baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are techniques 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 extremely 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 plant store which are seldom successful.

Poison baits used by 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 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 flush them out 

Flooding can work 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 water holse in the hole.  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 panic about the water bill in Pico Rivera and shut it off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in Pico Rivera 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 control, but these claims have never been authenticated.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers you would not be reading this site.

Keep 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 give short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Raised planter 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 Pico Rivera property, they are allowed to be killed by any legal means. 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 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 Pico Rivera using the best methods 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 beginner, we have a lot of experience with it.

Gopher Pest Control at it's best

Captured two Gophers

This is founder of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled with bait.  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