Gopher Removal Lakewood

Gopher Pest Removal in Lakewood, CA

When rodents like gophers are causing damage to your Lakewood landscape and you need Gopher Removal service call Rodent Guys to save your landscaping.  Our Gopher Removal service in Lakewood, CA is available with pet friendly methods by well trained trappers.  We can be reached at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control Lakewood Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same thing as a gopher. Almost all harm is to new plants considering they are immature, un-established and so it does not take a good deal gnawing for one gopher to destroy or eat it. Grass can be exceptionally impacted by gophers with damage from both the feeding from the grass and the soil forced on top along with staying on the grass which often smothers it.

Big trees will take chewing for a while so no worries. Smaller trees could very well be destroyed by way of a gopher quickly because of the roots offering the life for your tree are young. You will quickly realize certain branches of trees or bushes continue to die off as soon as gophers are harming it. This is due to the roots issuing life for that section of the plant is impaired or killed because of the gopher and without any longer giving life for that part of the plant that you are growing.

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Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are almost always plugged like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other burrowing rodents like  moles.  They can make 1-3 mounds a day leading to why you want to get rid of gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a professional pest control company with background in how to eliminate gophers for your house.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a license for structural pest control.

Damage and reasons we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, tree roots, flowers and vegetables on your garden – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new plants because they are young, un-established and it does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also highly effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed on top and sitting on the turf which kills it.

Large trees can take gnawing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time because the root system supplying the life to the tree are young.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are eating 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 plant 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 techniques that a property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is typically done by a company serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the cost of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are extremely useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed experts like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the hardware store which are seldom successful.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control professionals 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 wash them to surface 

Flooding can work on farms where the entire field is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to go.  On your property you are going to try to flood the gopher with a hose in the opening.  The problem is the water typically 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 Lakewood and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Lakewood 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 authenticated.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers you would not be reading this site.

Keeping gophers out of your garden 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 give short-term control. At some point 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 Lakewood property, they are allowed to be controled by all allowable method. Allowable ways 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 Rodent Company

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Removal services in Lakewood using the best ways based on each situation 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 head honcho of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled with strychnine.  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