Gopher Service California

Gopher Pest Control in California, CA

When gophers or moles are causing damage to your California landscaping and need Gopher Service service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Gopher Service service in California, CA is offered using pet friendly methods with well trained technicians.  Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control California Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same thing as a gopher. The majority harm will be to new plants simply because they’re young, un-established plus it does not take a lot gnawing for the gopher to destroy or devour it. Turf can be seriously impacted by gophers with destruction from both the feeding on the turf as well as the dirt pushed at the top in addition to residing on the lawn which often smothers it.

Giant trees usually takes gnawing for a while so no worries. Smaller trees could be killed by a gopher promptly since the roots offering the life to the tree are young. You might find particular limbs of trees or bushes continue to die off when gophers are harming them. This is due to the roots providing life to that an area of the plant is damaged or killed by your gopher and no longer giving life for that section of the plant you are 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 stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  moles.  They can make 1-3 mounds per day leading to why you want to eliminate gophers immediately on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a gopher specialist pest control company with knowledge of how to kill gophers for your home.  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.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, tree roots, 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.  Turf is also highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed on top and staying on the turf which smothers it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the life to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to dry out when gophers are attacking it.  This is caused by the roots giving life to that part of the plant is damaged or killed by the gopher and no longer supplying life to that part of the tree 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 techniques that a property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is usually done by a service dedicated to gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the cost of the blaster.

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 smoke bombs from the tools store which are seldom successful.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control companies 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 situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to wash them out 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the entire 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 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 start to worry about the cost of water in California and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

No repellents in California available at the present time that have been proved to provide good Gopher Service. Several plants, such as gopher purge and cantor bean have been said to offer control, 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 give 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 California property, they are allowed to be removed by any legal means. Allowable ways 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 Service services in California using the best methods based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located poison baits are used instead of fumigation of tunnels.  Gopher Service 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 founder of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed with strychnine.  Nick and his team of Gopher Service 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