Gopher Service La Verne

Gopher Pest Removal in La Verne, CA

If rodents like gophers are damaging your La Verne landscape and you need Gopher Service service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Gopher Service service in La Verne, CA is offered using pet friendly methods by well trained techs.  Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control La Verne Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same as a gopher. Most damages is to new plants because immature, un-established and it doesn’t require a good deal gnawing for the gopher to destroy or eat it. Grass is also exceptionally impacted by gophers with damage from both the feeding on from the lawn and also the earth forced on top along with staying on top of the turf which unfortunately smothers it.

Big trees will take gnawing for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees could be killed because of a gopher immediately considering that the roots offering the life for the tree are young. You will quickly realize distinct limbs of trees or bushes begin to die out when ever gophers are harming it. This is a result of the roots giving life for that portion of the plant is weakened or destroyed by the gopher and no longer providing life to that section of the plant you might be raising.

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Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are normally plugged like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can create 1-3 mounds a day which is why you want to eliminate gophers immediately on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a professional pest control company with experience with how to get rid of gophers for your lawn.  Always check that they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, tree roots, 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 much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Lawn is also very impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed on top and sitting on the turf which smothers it.

Mature trees can take chewing 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 start to dry out when gophers are eating them.  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 common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, bait, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are methods that a property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is usually operated by a service dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are very useful 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 nursery which are seldom successful.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control operators 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 method to use for each property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to flush them out 

Flooding can work on farms where the whole 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 garden 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 begin to worry about the water bill in La Verne and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in La Verne 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.

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 be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only offer short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised planter beds can be protected by fixing 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 La Verne 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 Rodent Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Service services in La Verne using the best methods based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located poison baits are used in place 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 owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed with poison.  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