Gopher Pest Control Tujunga

Gopher Removal in Tujunga, CA

When rodents like gophers are causing damage to your Tujunga landscape and you need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to rescue your yard.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in Tujunga, CA is offered using pet friendly methods by well trained techs.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Tujunga Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher that is the exact same as a gopher. Just about all harm is almost always to new plants because they are young, un-established and so it doesn’t take very much gnawing for one gopher to eliminate or consume it. Lawn is highly impacted by gophers with damages from both consuming from the turf and also the soil pushed on the top along with residing on top of the grass which in turn smothers it.

Big trees usually takes gnawing for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees could very well be killed by way of gopher right away because roots offering the life for the tree are immature. You will quickly realize particular branches of trees or bushes continue to die off when gophers are harming it. This is due to the roots supplying life for that part of the plant is damaged or killed from the gopher and without any longer giving life for that section of the plant you will 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 burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can dig one to three mounds every day leading to why you want to remove gophers immediately on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a gopher specialist pest control company with knowledge of how to eliminate gophers for your home.  Always make sure 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 yard – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new plants because they are small, 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 damage from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed on top and staying on the grass which kills it.

Big trees can take chewing for a while so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher in a short time because the roots supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to dry out when gophers are attacking 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 plant you are growing in.

The best control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are options that a property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is typically performed by a service serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are extremely useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed professionals like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the Home Depot which are not very effective.

Poison baits used by 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 technique to use for each property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to force them to surface 

Flooding can work on farms where the entire crop area 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 down the hole.  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 panic about the water bill in Tujunga and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Tujunga 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 relief, 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 area of your backyard would be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only offer short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised 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 prior to adding soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you Tujunga property, they are allowed to be controled 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 registered for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Rodent Company

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in Tujunga using the best methods based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations poison baits are used in place of fumigation of tunnels.  Gopher Pest Control 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 head honcho 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 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