Gopher Removal Pico Rivera

Gopher Pest Control in Pico Rivera, CA

When moles or gophers are damaging your Pico Rivera landscaping and need Gopher Removal service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Removal service in Pico Rivera, CA is available using pet friendly methods by well trained technicians.  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 Pico Rivera California needs is from the pocket gopher which is the exact same as a gopher. Just about all damages is to new plants because young, un-established and it also doesn’t take a lot of gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or devour it. Grass is seriously effected by gophers with damage from both feeding on the turf plus the dirt shoved at the top along with staying on the grass that smothers it.

Big trees usually takes chewing for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees are generally killed by the gopher promptly because the roots supplying the life for your tree are immature. You will see particular branches of trees or bushes begin to die whenever gophers are harming it. This is a result of the roots supplying life for that section of the plant is damaged or killed from the gopher and without any longer supplying life for that part of the plant you happen to be 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 normally filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  moles.  They can make one to three mounds a day which is why you want to remove gophers immediately on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a qualified pest control company with experience with how to remove gophers for your house.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and reasons we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, roots of trees, flowers and vegetables on your lawn – if it’s a plant they probably 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.  Lawn is also highly effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed on top and sitting on the grass which kills it.

Big 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 roots supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start 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 life to that part of the plant you are growing in.

The common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are methods that a property owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is typically performed by a company dedicated to gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are very effective 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 hardware store which are not very effective.

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

Using water to flush 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 try to flood the gopher with a garden hose down the opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you begin to be concerned about the cost of water in Pico Rivera and shut it off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Pico Rivera 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 relief, but these claims have never been proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers no one would be reading this site including you.

Keeping gophers out of your garden 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. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Above ground flower beds can be protected by fixing 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 Pico Rivera property, they are allowed to be taken by any legal means. Allowable methods 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 registered 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 Pico Rivera using the best ways based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations poison baits are used instead of fumigation of tunnels.  Gopher Removal is a tough job for the beginner, 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 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed with bait.  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