Gopher Pest Control Service Valley Village

Gopher Pest Control in Valley Village, CA

If rodents like gophers are damaging your Valley Village property and you need Gopher Pest Control Service service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscape.  Our Gopher Pest Control Service service in Valley Village, CA is available with pet friendly methods with well trained technicians.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Valley Village California needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same thing as a gopher. The majority damages will be to new plants simply because they’re young, un-established and it won’t take very much gnawing for one gopher to destroy or feed on it. Grass is exceptionally impacted by gophers with damage from both the feeding on on the turf as well as the earth pushed on the top in addition to residing on the turf which in turn smothers it.

Big trees normally takes gnawing for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees could very well be killed by the gopher quickly given that the roots offering the life for your tree are young. You will see distinct limbs of trees or bushes begin to die off any time gophers are damaging them. This is a result of the roots giving life for that part of the plant is impaired or destroyed by your gopher and without any longer supplying life to that part of the plant you happen to be growing.

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Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are normally stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other burrowing rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can create one to three mounds per day which is why you want to eliminate gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a gopher specialist pest control company with knowledge of how to eradicate gophers for your lawn.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, tree roots, 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 doesn’tdoes not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Lawn is also highly effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed up and sitting on the grass which smothers it.

Large 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 nutrients to the tree are young.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are eating 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, poison, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are techniques 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) because of the cost of the equipment.

Burrow fumigants are extremely effective 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 used by agriculture pest control professionals are much higher strength and effective than what is available to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the knowledge of what method to use for each situation 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 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 in the opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you start to worry about the cost of water in Valley Village and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Valley Village 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 control, but these claims have never been proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers no one would be reading this site including you.

Keeping gophers out of your yard 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 offer 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 Village 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 Gopher Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control Service services in Valley Village 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 owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled with bait.  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