Gopher Pest Control Service Riverside

Gopher Removal in Riverside, CA

If moles or gophers are damaging your Riverside property and you need Gopher Pest Control Service service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Pest Control Service service in Riverside, 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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Any gopher control Riverside California needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same thing as a gopher. Just about all destruction is to new plants considering they are young, un-established and it also does not require a lot gnawing for one gopher to destroy or feed on it. Turf can also be highly effected by gophers with damage from both the eating from the grass and also the dirt moved on the top as well as residing on top of the turf which smothers it.

Giant trees normally takes gnawing for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees are usually destroyed by way of gopher quickly given that the roots offering the life for your tree are immature. You will see distinct limbs of trees or bushes start to die out when ever gophers are destroying them. This is caused by the roots supplying life to that portion of the plant is compromised or destroyed from the gopher and no longer giving life to that part of the plant that you are 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 usually filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can create one to three mounds a day which is why you want to get rid of gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a professional pest control company with background in how to eliminate gophers for your home.  Always make sure 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, roots of trees, 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 young, un-established and it does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also highly impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the lawn and the soil pushed on top and staying on the lawn which kills it.

Big trees can take chewing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed 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 dry out when gophers are eating it.  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 best control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are methods that a property owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is normally operated by a company dedicated to gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the equipment.

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 Lowes which are seldom successful.

Poison baits available to 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 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 flush 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 attempt to flood the gopher with a garden hose down the hole.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you start to be concerned about the water bill in Riverside and shut it off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Riverside 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 lawn using physical barriers can be effective for small areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the perimeter of your backyard would be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only provide short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Raised flower beds can be protected by placing 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 Riverside property, they are allowed to be removed 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.

 Rodent Guys Rodent Company

We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control Service services in Riverside 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 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 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed with strychnine.  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