Gopher Pest Control Whittier

Gopher Pest Control in Whittier, CA

If gophers or moles are causing damage to your Whittier landscaping and you need Gopher Pest Control service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscape.  Our Gopher Pest Control service in Whittier, CA is offered with pet friendly methods with well trained trappers.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Whittier California needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same thing as a gopher. The majority harm will be to new plants because they are immature, un-established plus it won’t require a great deal of gnawing for one gopher to destroy or consume it. Grass is also seriously impacted by gophers with damage from both the feeding on on the turf along with the soil shoved at the top along with residing on top of the lawn in which smothers it.

Big trees normally takes gnawing for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees could very well be killed because of a gopher promptly since the roots supplying the life for your tree are immature. You discover certain limbs of trees or bushes begin to die off when gophers are destroying them. This is a result of the roots providing life to that area of the plant is compromised or killed by the gopher and without any longer giving life for that part of the plant you’re growing.

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Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are usually filled with 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 per day reason behind the fact of why you want to get rid of gophers immediately on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a qualified 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.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, tree roots, 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 much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Lawn is also highly effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the dirt pushed on top and sitting on the lawn which kills it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are damaging 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 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 home owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is normally performed by a company dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are very effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed professionals like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the tools store which are seldom successful.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control companies 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 force them to surface 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the entire field 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 garden hose in the hole.  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 worry about the water bill in Whittier and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

No repellents in Whittier 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 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 perimeter of your backyard would be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only provide short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Raised flower beds can be protected by placing 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 Whittier property, they are allowed to be taken by any legal means. Allowable methods include gopher traps and poison bait used 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 Services

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control services in Whittier using the best ways based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located poison baits are used instead 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 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed with poison.  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