Gopher Pest Control Upland

Gopher Removal in Upland, CA

When gophers or moles are causing damage to your Upland landscaping and need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to rescue your yard.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in Upland, 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 Upland Ca needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same as a gopher. A lot of harm is to new plants because they are immature, un-established and so it would not require very much gnawing for that gopher to destroy or consume it. Grass is additionally highly effected by gophers with destruction from both eating from the lawn as well as the earth shoved on the top in addition to staying on the turf that smothers it.

Big trees could take biting for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees could be destroyed by the gopher quickly because roots offering the life for your tree are immature. You will see certain limbs of trees or bushes start to die off as soon as gophers are harming it. This is caused by the roots giving life for that section of the plant is impaired or destroyed by the gopher and no longer supplying life for that section of the plant that you are 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 normally plugged like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other burrowing rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can dig one to three mounds per day which is why you want to remove gophers right away on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a gopher specialist pest control company with experience with how to get rid of gophers for your yard.  Always make sure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a structural license.

Damage and reasons we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, roots of trees, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your lawn – 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.  Lawn is also highly impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed on top and sitting on the lawn which smothers it.

Mature trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time because the root system supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are damaging 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 tree 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 options that a property owner can use with some 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 pros like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the nursery which are not very effective.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control professionals are much higher strength and effective than what is obtainable to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the knowledge of what technique 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 whole crop area 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 down the hole.  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 start to be concerned about the cost of water in Upland and shut it off.

Repellers 

No repellents in Upland available at the present time that have been proved 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 no one would be reading this site including you.

Keep gophers out of your lawn 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 give short-term control. Eventually 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 Upland 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 Gopher Company

We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in Upland using the best methods 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 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 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