Gopher Removal Norco

Gopher Control in Norco, CA

When rodents like gophers are damaging your Norco landscape and you need Gopher Removal service call Rodent Guys to save your landscaping.  Our Gopher Removal service in Norco, CA is offered with pet friendly methods by well trained trappers.  Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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Any gopher control Norco California needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same thing as a gopher. The majority destruction is to new plants considering they are young, un-established but it doesn’t take much gnawing for one gopher to destroy or feed on it. Grass can also be highly impacted by gophers with damage from both consuming from the lawn as well as the soil forced at the top and staying on top of the grass which unfortunately smothers it.

Giant trees will take eating for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees could very well be killed by a gopher quickly given that the roots offering the life for the tree are immature. You will see distinct branches of trees or bushes continue to die out whenever gophers are damaging it. This is due to the roots supplying life for that portion of the plant is compromised or destroyed by the gopher and without any longer giving life for that part of the plant you are 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 tell them apart from other tunneling rodents like  moles.  They can create 1-3 mounds per day reason behind the fact of why you want to get rid of gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a gopher specialist 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 reasons we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, 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 much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Grass is also very effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the grass and the dirt pushed up and staying on the lawn which kills it.

Big trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are attacking 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 best control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison, 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 serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are very useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed pros like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the nursery which are seldom successful.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control professionals 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 force them out 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the whole crop area 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 tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you start to worry about the cost of water in Norco and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Norco available at the present time that have been shown 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 authenticated.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers no one would be reading this site including you.

Keeping gophers out of your lawn using physical barriers can be effective for small projects. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the perimeter of your backyard would be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only provide 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 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 Norco property, they are allowed to be removed by any legal means. Allowable methods 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 Company

We will come out to provide Gopher Removal services in Norco using the best ways based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations 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 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed 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