Gopher Removal La Crescenta

Gopher Control in La Crescenta, CA

If gophers or moles are damaging your La Crescenta landscape and need Gopher Removal service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Removal service in La Crescenta, CA is available with pet friendly methods by well trained techs.  Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control La Crescenta California needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same thing as a gopher. Just about all damages will be to new plants since they’re young, un-established plus it would not require much gnawing for a gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Turf can also be highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both feeding on from the grass plus the dirt shoved at the top in addition to staying on top of the lawn which usually smothers it.

Giant trees can take gnawing for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher quickly given that the roots offering the life for your tree are immature. You will quickly realize distinct limbs of trees or bushes start to die off whenever gophers are destroying it. This is due to the roots supplying life to that portion of the plant is harmed or destroyed because of the gopher and no longer providing life to that part 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 filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can make 1-3 mounds per day leading to why you want to get rid of gophers immediately on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of how to eradicate 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 reasons we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your garden – 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 doesn’tdoes not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Lawn is also very impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the turf and the soil pushed on top and staying on the grass which kills it.

Mature trees can take gnawing for a little bit so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are eating 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 common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are techniques that a home owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is typically done by a service dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are extremely 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 nursery which are seldom successful.

Poison baits used by 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 technique 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 work on farms where the whole crop area 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 water holse 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 water bill in La Crescenta and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

No repellents in La Crescenta available at the present time that have been proved to provide good Gopher Removal. Several plants, such as gopher purge and cantor bean have been said to offer control, but these claims have never been proved.   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 perimeter 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 flower beds can be protected by attaching a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth under 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 La Crescenta property, they are allowed to be taken by any legal means. Allowable ways 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

We will come out to provide Gopher Removal services in La Crescenta 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 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 founder 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 Removal experts will be holding 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