Gopher Pest Control Service Sherman Oaks

Gopher and Mole Control in Sherman Oaks, CA

When moles or gophers are damaging your Sherman Oaks landscaping and you need Gopher Pest Control Service service call Rodent Guys to save your landscaping.  Our Gopher Pest Control Service service in Sherman Oaks, CA is offered using pet friendly methods with well trained techs.  Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control Sherman Oaks Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same thing as a gopher. Most destruction is almost always to new plants because they are immature, un-established plus it won’t require a great deal of gnawing for a gopher to destroy or devour it. Grass is also highly impacted by gophers with damages from both the eating on the turf and also the dirt shoved on the top and residing on top of the grass that smothers it.

Big trees usually takes biting for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees may be killed by way of a gopher right away since the roots supplying the life to the tree are immature. You will quickly realize distinct branches of trees or bushes continue to die any time gophers are damaging it. This is caused by the roots providing life for that section of the plant is compromised or killed by the gopher and without any longer providing 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 plugged like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other tunneling rodents like  moles.  They can dig one to three mounds a day which is why you want to eradicate gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a professional pest control company with background in how to remove 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 structural license.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your garden – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new vegetation because they are small, un-established and it does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Grass is also highly effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the turf and the soil pushed up and sitting on the lawn which kills it.

Large trees can take gnawing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off 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 nutrients to that part of the tree you are growing in.

The most effective control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are options that a home owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is normally done by a company serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the machine.

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

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control professionals are much higher concentration and effective than what is available to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the experience of what technique to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to flush them to surface 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the whole 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 hose in the hole.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you start to panic about the water bill in Sherman Oaks and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Sherman Oaks available at the present time that have been proved 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 garden 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 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 under 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 Sherman Oaks property, they are allowed to be removed 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 Rodent Services

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control Service services in Sherman Oaks using the best ways based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations 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 founder of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 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