Gopher Removal Cerritos

Gopher Removal in Cerritos, CA

If rodents like gophers are damaging your Cerritos property and you need Gopher Removal service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscape.  Our Gopher Removal service in Cerritos, CA is available using 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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A gopher control Cerritos Ca needs is from the pocket gopher that is the exact same as a gopher. Just about all damage is to new plants since they are immature, un-established but it will not require a lot of gnawing for a gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Lawn is exceptionally effected by gophers with damages from both eating on the grass and the soil moved on the top in addition to staying on the turf which in turn smothers it.

Giant trees could take chewing for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees could very well be killed by the gopher quickly because roots supplying the life to your tree are young. You will see distinct limbs of trees or bushes start to die out when gophers are harming them. This is due to the roots providing life for that portion of the plant is impaired or destroyed by your gopher and without any longer supplying life for that part of the plant you are raising.

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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 differentiate them from other burrowing rodents like  moles.  They can make 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 professional pest control company with knowledge of how to kill gophers for your home.  Always ensure 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, roots of trees, flowers and vegetables on your lawn – 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 does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also very effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed up and staying on the lawn which smothers it.

Big trees can take chewing for a while so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off 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 nutrients to that part of the tree 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 home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is normally done 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 professionals like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the Lowes which are seldom successful.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control companies 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 method to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to force them to surface 

Flooding can work 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 hose down the hole.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you start to panic about the water bill in Cerritos and shut it off.

Repellent 

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

Keeping gophers out of your lawn using physical barriers can be effective for small projects. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the perimeter of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only provide 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 before filling with soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you Cerritos property, they are allowed to be removed by all allowable method. 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 labeld for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

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We will come out to provide Gopher Removal services in Cerritos using the best ways based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located poison baits are used in place of fumigation of tunnels.  Gopher Removal 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 owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed with bait.  Nick and his team of Gopher Removal 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