Gopher Removal Montclair

Gopher Pest Removal in Montclair, CA

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

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A gopher control Montclair California needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same as a gopher. Almost all damages is almost always to new plants since they’re young, un-established and it also does not require a whole lot gnawing for one gopher to eliminate or devour it. Lawn can also be seriously effected by gophers with destruction from both the consuming on the turf and the earth pushed on the top as well as residing on top of the grass which unfortunately smothers it.

Big trees could take gnawing for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees might be killed by a gopher promptly since the roots supplying the life to the tree are immature. You will quickly realize particular limbs of trees or bushes begin to die off when ever gophers are harming it. This is caused by the roots supplying life for that an area of the plant is impaired or killed from the gopher and no longer giving life to that section of the plant you’re raising.

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 normally stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can dig 1-3 mounds a day reason behind the fact of why you want to eliminate gophers immediately on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a gopher specialist pest control company with experience with how to kill gophers for your yard.  Always check that 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, ornamental 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 small, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also very impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed up and sitting on the turf which kills it.

Mature trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher in a short time because the root system supplying the life to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are attacking it.  This is caused by the roots supplying that part of the plant is damaged or killed by the gopher and no longer supplying life to that part of the tree you are growing in.

The common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are methods that a home owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is usually done by a company dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the equipment.

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

Poison baits available to 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 property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to force them to surface 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the entire 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 water holse in the hole.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you start to worry about the water bill in Montclair and shut it off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Montclair 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 lawn using physical barriers can be effective for small areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the area of your backyard would be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only offer short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised planter beds can be protected by fixing a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth below the bed and securing it to the 2×6 wood frame prior to adding soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you Montclair property, they are allowed to be controled by all allowable method. Allowable methods include gopher traps and poison bait placed 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

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Removal services in Montclair using the best methods 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 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 controlled with poison.  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