Gopher Removal Whittier

Gopher Pest Removal in Whittier, CA

If rodents like gophers are causing damage at your Whittier property and need Gopher Removal service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Removal service in Whittier, CA is available with pet friendly methods by well trained techs.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Whittier Ca needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same as a gopher. The majority damage will be to new plants considering they are immature, un-established and it would not require a good deal gnawing for a gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Turf can also be highly effected by gophers with damage from both eating on the grass along with the soil shoved on the top in addition to residing on top of the turf that smothers it.

Big trees normally takes chewing for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees are usually killed by the gopher immediately given that the roots offering the life to your tree are immature. You discover certain branches of trees or bushes continue to die off as soon as gophers are damaging it. This is due to the roots issuing life for that portion of the plant is damaged or destroyed from the gopher and without any longer giving life for that part of the plant that you are growing.

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Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are almost always stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other burrowing rodents like  moles.  They can dig one to three mounds a day which is why you want to get rid of gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a professional pest control company with knowledge of how to eradicate gophers for your yard.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a structural license.

Destruction 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 young, un-established and it does not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Grass is also highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed up and sitting on the turf which smothers it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a while 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 see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out 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 baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are options that a home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is normally done by a company serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the equipment.

Burrow fumigants are very useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed techs 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 strength 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 wash them out 

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 in the hole.  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 begin to panic about the cost of water in Whittier and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Whittier 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 proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers no one would be reading this site including you.

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. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Above ground planter beds can be protected by placing a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth below 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 Whittier property, they are allowed to be taken by any legal means. Allowable methods include gopher traps and poison bait placed 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 Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Removal services in Whittier using the best ways based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations poison baits are used in place 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 owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled with bait.  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