Gopher Service Etiwanda

Gopher and Mole Control in Etiwanda, CA

When rodents like gophers are causing damage to your Etiwanda landscape and need Gopher Service service call Rodent Guys to rescue your yard.  Our Gopher Service service in Etiwanda, CA is available with pet friendly methods by 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 Etiwanda Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same thing as a gopher. A lot of destruction will be to new plants considering they are immature, un-established and it would not take a lot of gnawing for one gopher to destroy or feed on it. Turf can also be seriously effected by gophers with damage from both the consuming on the grass plus the soil pushed at the top as well as residing on top of the grass which unfortunately smothers it.

Giant trees normally takes chewing for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees can be destroyed because of a gopher promptly because roots supplying the life to your tree are young. You will see certain limbs of trees or bushes begin to die off whenever gophers are destroying it. This is caused by the roots issuing life to that area of the plant is compromised or killed because of the gopher and without any longer giving life for that section of the plant you happen to 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 normally plugged like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other tunneling rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can make one to three mounds per day which is why you want to remove gophers immediately on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of how to kill gophers for your yard.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a structural license.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, tree roots, flowers and vegetables on your yard – if it’s a plant they probably will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new plants because they are young, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Turf is also very impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed up and sitting on the turf which kills it.

Big trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time because the roots supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are damaging them.  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 tree you are growing in.

The best 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 property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is typically performed by a service dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the equipment.

Burrow fumigants are extremely effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed professionals like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the plant store which are not very effective.

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 property 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 whole field is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to escape.  On your property you are going to attempt to flood the gopher with a hose in the hole.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you begin to think about about the cost of water in Etiwanda and shut it off.

Repellers 

No repellents in Etiwanda available at the present time that have been shown to provide good Gopher Service. Several plants, such as gopher purge and cantor bean have been said to offer relief, 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 areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the perimeter 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. 

Raised flower beds can be protected by fixing 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 Etiwanda property, they are allowed to be removed by any legal means. Allowable methods include gopher traps and poison bait used 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 Rodent Company

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Service services in Etiwanda using the best methods based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations 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 removed with strychnine.  Nick and his team of Gopher Service 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