Gopher Pest Control Sun Valley

Gopher Pest Removal in Sun Valley, CA

If gophers or moles are damaging your Sun Valley landscape and you need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to save your landscaping.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in Sun Valley, CA is available using pet friendly methods with well trained technicians.  Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Sun Valley California needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same as a gopher. Most destruction will be to new plants being that they are young, un-established and it doesn’t require a whole lot gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or devour it. Lawn is seriously impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating from the turf and also the soil forced on top along with staying on top of the lawn which will smothers it.

Big trees will take nibbling for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees are usually killed by the gopher quickly simply because the roots offering the life to your tree are young. You will quickly realize particular limbs of trees or bushes begin to die off as soon as gophers are damaging them. This is the result of the roots giving life for that portion of the plant is compromised or killed by the gopher and without any longer giving life for that section of the plant you’re 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 almost always stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can create one to three mounds every day reason behind the fact of why you want to eliminate gophers immediately on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a gopher specialist pest control company with background in how to eradicate gophers for your house.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only 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 vegetation because they are young, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed on top and sitting on the turf which kills it.

Big trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  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 tree you are growing in.

The best control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, bait, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are options that a home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is normally done by a company dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the equipment.

Burrow fumigants are extremely useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed technicians like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the hardware store which are not very effective.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control companies are much higher concentration 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 to surface 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the entire crop area is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to escape.  On your property you are going to attempt 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 nose above the water line until you start to worry about the water bill in Sun Valley and shut it off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Sun Valley available at the present time that have been shown to provide good Gopher Pest Control. Several plants, such as gopher purge and cantor bean have been said to offer control, but these claims have never been authenticated.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers you would not be reading this site.

Keep gophers out of your yard using physical barriers can be effective for small areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the perimeter 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. 

Above ground planter 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 before filling with soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you Sun Valley property, they are allowed to be killed 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 labeld for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Gopher Company

We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in Sun Valley using the best methods based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations poison baits are used instead of fumigation of tunnels.  Gopher Pest Control 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 two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled with bait.  Nick and his team of Gopher Pest Control 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