Gopher Pest Control Service Riverside County

Gopher and Mole Control in Riverside County, CA

When gophers or moles are damaging your Riverside County property and you need Gopher Pest Control Service service call Rodent Guys to rescue your yard.  Our Gopher Pest Control Service service in Riverside County, CA is available using 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 Riverside County Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher that is the exact same as a gopher. Most damages is to new plants because they are immature, un-established plus it doesn’t take much gnawing for a gopher to destroy or feed on it. Grass is also highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both the feeding from the lawn and also the dirt pushed on top and staying on the grass which in turn smothers it.

Giant trees could take biting for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees could be killed by way of a gopher quickly because roots offering the life for your tree are young. You will see distinct branches of trees or bushes start to die off whenever gophers are damaging them. This is due to the roots providing life to that part of the plant is weakened or killed from the gopher and without any longer providing life for that part of the plant you will 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 almost always filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can make one to three mounds a day leading to 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 knowledge of how to eradicate gophers for your yard.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a structural license.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, flowers and vegetables on your yard – 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 does not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed up and sitting on the lawn which kills it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time because the roots supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to dry out when gophers are damaging them.  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 common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, bait, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are options that a property owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is normally operated by a service serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are very useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed technicians like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the Lowes which are not very effective.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control companies are much higher concentration 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 property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to wash them out 

Flooding can work 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 attempt to flood the gopher with a garden hose down the opening.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you begin to panic about the water bill in Riverside County and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Riverside County 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 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. 

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 prior to adding soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you Riverside County property, they are allowed to be controled 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

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control Service services in Riverside County using the best ways based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located poison baits are used instead 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 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled with strychnine.  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