Gopher Pest Control Valley Glen

Gopher Pest Removal in Valley Glen, CA

When gophers or moles are damaging your Valley Glen landscaping and need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to rescue your yard.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in Valley Glen, 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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Any gopher control Valley Glen Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same as a gopher. Almost all damages is to new plants since they are young, un-established therefore it does not take a great deal gnawing for that gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Turf is highly effected by gophers with damages from both feeding of the turf and the dirt forced on top along with residing on top of the turf in which smothers it.

Big trees will take gnawing for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees can be destroyed by way of gopher promptly given that the roots supplying the life to your tree are young. You will quickly realize certain limbs of trees or bushes start to die whenever gophers are harming them. This is due to the roots issuing life to that section of the plant is harmed or killed from the gopher and no longer providing life to that part of the plant you are 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 set them apart from other burrowing rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can create 1-3 mounds a day reason behind the fact of why you want to eradicate gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a gopher specialist pest control company with background in how to eliminate gophers for your home.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a structural license.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, roots of trees, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your yard – if it’s a plant they probably 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.  Grass is also highly effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed up and staying on the turf which smothers it.

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

The best control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, baiting, 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 normally performed by a service dedicated to gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the blaster.

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

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control professionals 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 wash them out 

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 attempt to flood the gopher with a garden hose down the opening.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you start to think about about the water bill in Valley Glen and shut it off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in Valley Glen 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 protection, 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 garden using physical barriers can be effective for small areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the area of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only give short-term control. Eventually 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 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 removed by all allowable method. 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 Gopher Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in Valley Glen using the best methods based on each situation 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 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 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed with strychnine.  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