Gopher Removal Sierra Madre

Gopher and Mole Control in Sierra Madre, CA

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

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A gopher control Sierra Madre California needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same as a gopher. Almost all harm is to new plants simply because they’re young, un-established plus it would not take a whole lot gnawing for that gopher to eliminate or consume it. Turf is likewise highly effected by gophers with damages from both eating of the turf and also the earth pushed on the top as well as residing on the grass in which smothers it.

Big trees usually takes gnawing for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees are usually killed by a gopher promptly because roots supplying the life for your tree are young. You will see certain branches of trees or bushes continue to die out whenever gophers are harming it. This is the result of the roots issuing life to that an area of the plant is compromised or destroyed by your gopher and without any longer providing life to that part of the plant you will be 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 almost always stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can create one to three mounds a day leading to why you want to eliminate gophers right away on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a gopher specialist pest control company with knowledge of how to remove gophers for your house.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a structural license.

Damage and reasons we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, roots of trees, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your yard – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new vegetation because they are small, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Turf is also highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the turf and the soil pushed on top and sitting on the lawn which smothers it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a while 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 see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are damaging 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 tree you are growing in.

The most effective 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 performed by a service serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the equipment.

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 flares from the Home Depot 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 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 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 attempt to flood the gopher with a water holse down the opening.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you start to panic about the water bill in Sierra Madre and shut it off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in Sierra Madre 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 protection, but these claims have never been proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers you would not be reading this site.

Keep gophers out of your yard using physical barriers can be effective for small projects. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the area of your backyard would be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only provide short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground planter 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 Sierra Madre property, they are allowed to be taken by any legal means. Allowable methods can include gopher traps and poison bait placed 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

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Removal services in Sierra Madre 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 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 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