Gopher Pest Control Service Southern California

Gopher Control in Southern California, CA

If moles or gophers are causing damage to your Southern California property and need Gopher Pest Control Service service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscape.  Our Gopher Pest Control Service service in Southern California, CA is offered using pet friendly methods by 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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A gopher control Southern California Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same thing as a gopher. Almost all damages will be to new plants since they’re young, un-established and so it does not take a great deal of gnawing for a gopher to eliminate or consume it. Grass is additionally seriously impacted by gophers with damages from both feeding on from the grass and also the soil pushed at the top in addition to residing on top of the turf which often smothers it.

Big trees can take nibbling for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees may be destroyed by the gopher immediately considering that the roots supplying the life for your tree are young. You will see particular branches of trees or bushes begin to die off any time gophers are destroying it. This is the result of the roots issuing life to that part of the plant is harmed or destroyed from the gopher and no longer supplying life to that section of the plant you might 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 usually plugged like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can make one to three mounds per day leading to why you want to remove gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a gopher specialist pest control company with experience with how to eliminate gophers for your lawn.  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 eat plants, roots of trees, flowers and vegetables on your lawn – 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 eat it.  Turf is also highly impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed up and staying on the grass which smothers it.

Large trees can take gnawing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher in a short time because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will see 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 tree 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 methods that a home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is usually operated by a service serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the machine.

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

Poison baits used by 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 removal of gophers.

Using water to flush them to surface 

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 try to flood the gopher with a hose down the opening.  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 begin to be concerned about the cost of water in Southern California and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Southern California 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 proved.   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 projects. 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. At some point 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 before filling with soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you Southern California property, they are allowed to be taken by all allowable method. Allowable methods include gopher traps and poison bait placed by the owner or tenant of the property. Any poison bait used to kill gophers must be labeld 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 Southern California 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 founder of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed 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