Gopher Removal West Covina

Gopher and Mole Control in West Covina, CA

If gophers or moles are damaging your West Covina landscaping and you need Gopher Removal service call Rodent Guys to rescue your yard.  Our Gopher Removal service in West Covina, 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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Any gopher control West Covina Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same as a gopher. Just about all destruction is almost always to new plants simply because they’re young, un-established and it will not require much gnawing for that gopher to destroy or feed on it. Turf is also highly impacted by gophers with damages from both the consuming from the turf plus the earth moved at the top and residing on the lawn which will smothers it.

Big trees could take chewing for a while so no worries. Smaller trees could be destroyed by a gopher promptly given that the roots supplying the life for your tree are immature. You will quickly realize particular limbs of trees or bushes start to die out as soon as gophers are harming them. This is due to the roots providing life to that portion of the plant is compromised or killed from the gopher and without any longer giving life for that part of the plant you happen to be raising.

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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  voles.  They can create 1-3 mounds every day leading to why you want to eliminate gophers immediately on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a gopher specialist pest control company with experience with how to remove gophers for your lawn.  Always ensure 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, ornamental 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 a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Lawn is also highly effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the lawn and the soil pushed on top and staying on the lawn which kills it.

Large trees can take chewing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start 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 life to that part of the plant you are growing in.

The best control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, bait, 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 service serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are very effective 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 operators are much higher strength and effective than what is obtainable 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 wash them out 

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 garden hose in 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 begin to panic about the cost of water in West Covina and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

No repellents in West Covina 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 control, 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 lawn using physical barriers can be effective for small projects. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the perimeter 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. 

Raised flower beds can be protected by attaching 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 West Covina property, they are allowed to be controled by all allowable method. Allowable ways 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 Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Removal services in West Covina using the best ways 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