Gopher Removal Temple City

Gopher and Mole Control in Temple City, CA

If gophers or moles are causing damage to your Temple City landscape and need Gopher Removal service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscape.  Our Gopher Removal service in Temple City, CA is offered using 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 Temple City California needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same as a gopher. A large amount of harm will be to new plants considering they are immature, un-established plus it does not take much gnawing for that gopher to eliminate or consume it. Grass can be seriously effected by gophers with destruction from both feeding on from the turf as well as the soil pushed on top as well as residing on the lawn which often smothers it.

Giant trees usually takes gnawing for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees may be destroyed by a gopher immediately given that the roots offering the life for the tree are young. You will see distinct limbs of trees or bushes continue to die out whenever gophers are damaging them. This is caused by the roots giving life to that portion of the plant is compromised or killed by the gopher and no longer providing life for that section of the plant you will be growing.

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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 differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  moles.  They can make one to three mounds a day which is why you want to eliminate gophers immediately on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a qualified pest control company with experience with how to remove gophers for your yard.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, tree roots, ornamental 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 a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also very impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed up and staying on the turf which kills it.

Mature trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time because the roots supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die off when gophers are eating 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 common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are methods that a home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is typically performed by a service serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the machine.

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 hardware store which are not very effective.

Poison baits used by 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 experience of what method to use for each property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to wash them out 

Flooding can work 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 garden hose down 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 panic about the water bill in Temple City and shut it off.

Repellers 

No repellents in Temple City 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 authenticated.   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 provide 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 under 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 Temple City property, they are allowed to be killed 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 Rodent Company

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Removal services in Temple City 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 controlled with strychnine.  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