Gopher Service La Canada

Gopher Removal in La Canada, CA

When gophers or moles are damaging your La Canada property and you need Gopher Service service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Service service in La Canada, 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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Any gopher control La Canada Ca needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same thing as a gopher. A large amount of harm is to new plants because young, un-established and it doesn’t take a great deal gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or consume it. Grass can also be seriously effected by gophers with destruction from both feeding on on the grass as well as the dirt pushed on top in addition to staying on top of the grass which in turn smothers it.

Giant trees will take nibbling for a while so no worries. Smaller trees could very well be killed by way of gopher promptly considering that the roots supplying the life for the tree are young. You will quickly realize particular limbs of trees or bushes continue to die off whenever gophers are damaging them. This is caused by the roots supplying life for that an area of the plant is compromised or killed because of the gopher and no longer supplying life to that section of the plant you’re 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 filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other burrowing rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can dig 1-3 mounds a day leading to why you want to eliminate gophers right away on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a professional pest control company with knowledge of how to remove gophers for your yard.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a license for structural pest control.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your lawn – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new vegetation because they are small, un-established and it does not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Lawn is also highly impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the lawn and the soil pushed on top and sitting on the turf which smothers it.

Large trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the nutrients 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 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, poison baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are techniques that a home owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is typically performed by a company dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of 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 smoke bombs from the nursery which are seldom successful.

Poison baits used by 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 knowledge of what technique to use for each property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to wash them to surface 

Flooding can work 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 attempt to flood the gopher with a water holse in the hole.  The problem is the water typically never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you start to worry about the water bill in La Canada and shut it off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in La Canada 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 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 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. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground planter beds can be protected by attaching a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth under 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 La Canada property, they are allowed to be removed by all allowable method. Allowable ways 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 Gopher Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Service services in La Canada using the best ways based on each situation 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 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 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed with bait.  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