Gopher Pest Control Service Valley Glen

Gopher Pest Control in Valley Glen, CA

If rodents like gophers are causing damage at your Valley Glen landscaping and you need Gopher Pest Control Service service call Rodent Guys to rescue your yard.  Our Gopher Pest Control Service service in Valley Glen, CA is offered using pet friendly methods with well trained techs.  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 Valley Glen Ca needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same thing as a gopher. The majority damage will be to new plants considering they are young, un-established and so it won’t take a good deal gnawing for a gopher to eliminate or devour it. Lawn is seriously impacted by gophers with damage from both eating from the turf and also the dirt forced on the top along with staying on the grass which usually smothers it.

Big trees could take chewing for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees are usually destroyed by a gopher quickly since the roots offering the life to your tree are young. You discover certain branches of trees or bushes start to die out as soon as gophers are harming them. This is a result of the roots issuing life to that an area of the plant is damaged or destroyed because of the gopher and without any longer providing life to that part of the plant you are growing.

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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 differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can dig 1-3 mounds every day which is why you want to remove gophers immediately on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of how to get rid of gophers for your house.  Always make sure 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 eat plants, tree roots, flowers and vegetables on your garden – if it’s a plant they probably will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new vegetation because they are young, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Turf is also highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed up and staying on the lawn which smothers it.

Mature trees can take gnawing for a little bit so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher in a short time because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see 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 nutrients to that part of the plant you are growing in.

The most effective 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 typically performed by a company serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the cost of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are extremely useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed experts like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the hardware store 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 situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to flush them to surface 

Flooding can work 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 garden hose in 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 cost of water in Valley Glen and shut it off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Valley Glen 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 yard using physical barriers can be effective for small projects. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the perimeter of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only give short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised flower 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 Valley Glen property, they are allowed to be controled by any legal means. Allowable methods can include gopher traps and poison bait used 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 Valley Glen using the best ways based on each property 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 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 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled with poison.  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