Gopher Removal La Habra

Gopher and Mole Control in La Habra, CA

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

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A gopher control La Habra Ca needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same as a gopher. A large amount of damages will be to new plants being that they are immature, un-established and it also will not take a whole lot gnawing for a gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Grass can also be seriously impacted by gophers with damage from both feeding on on the lawn as well as the soil pushed on top in addition to staying on the lawn which in turn smothers it.

Giant trees will take gnawing for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees might be killed by way of a gopher immediately because roots offering the life for the tree are young. You will quickly realize particular branches of trees or bushes start to die when gophers are damaging it. This is a result of the roots giving life for that section of the plant is impaired or destroyed from the gopher and no longer providing life for that section of the plant you’re raising.

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Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are normally stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other burrowing rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can make 1-3 mounds every day reason behind the fact of why you want to remove gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a professional pest control company with background in how to eradicate gophers for your house.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a structural license.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, tree roots, 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 young, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Lawn is also highly impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed on top and staying on the turf which smothers it.

Mature trees can take gnawing for a while so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die off 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 life to that part of the plant you are growing in.

The most effective control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, baiting, 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 typically performed by a service dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are very useful 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 not very effective.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control operators are much higher concentration 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 removal of gophers.

Using water to wash them out 

Flooding can work 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 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 begin to panic about the water bill in La Habra and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in La Habra 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 protection, 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 projects. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the area of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only offer short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground planter 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 La Habra property, they are allowed to be taken by any legal means. Allowable ways 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 Removal services in La Habra using the best ways based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations poison baits are used in place of fumigation of tunnels.  Gopher Removal 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 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