Gopher Removal Mission Hills

Gopher Pest Control in Mission Hills, CA

When rodents like gophers are damaging your Mission Hills landscaping and need Gopher Removal service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Removal service in Mission Hills, CA is available with pet friendly methods by 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 Mission Hills Ca needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same as a gopher. Most damages will be to new plants because immature, un-established and it also won’t require a great deal of gnawing for a gopher to destroy or eat it. Grass is additionally exceptionally impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the turf and also the dirt moved on the top and staying on the grass that smothers it.

Giant trees takes biting for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees may be killed by way of a gopher right away since the roots supplying the life to your tree are young. You might find particular limbs of trees or bushes continue to die when ever gophers are harming them. This is a result of the roots supplying life to that an area of the plant is compromised or destroyed by your gopher and without any longer providing life for that part of the plant you happen to be raising.

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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 tell them apart from other burrowing rodents like  moles.  They can create one to three mounds per day which is why you want to eradicate gophers immediately on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a gopher specialist pest control company with knowledge of how to remove gophers for your lawn.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a structural license.

Damage and reasons we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, tree roots, 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 does not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also highly impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the grass and the dirt pushed on top and staying on the turf which smothers it.

Big trees can take chewing for a while so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher in a short time because the root system 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 plant you are growing in.

The common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, bait, 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 usually operated by a service dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the cost of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are extremely effective 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 Home Depot which are not very effective.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control operators are much higher concentration and effective than what is obtainable to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the experience of what technique to use for each property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to flush them out 

Flooding can work on farms where the whole field 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 tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you start to worry about the cost of water in Mission Hills and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in Mission Hills 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 relief, 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 areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the perimeter of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only offer short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Above ground 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 Mission Hills property, they are allowed to be taken 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 Gopher Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Removal services in Mission Hills using the best methods 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 founder of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two 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