Gopher Service Los Angeles

Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

When moles or gophers are causing damage at your Los Angeles landscape and need Gopher Service service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Service service in Los Angeles, CA is available with 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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Any gopher control Los Angeles California needs is from the pocket gopher which is the exact same as a gopher. Most destruction is to new plants because they are immature, un-established and it also would not take a great deal gnawing for that gopher to destroy or consume it. Grass is also seriously effected by gophers with destruction from both consuming on the grass and also the dirt shoved on the top along with staying on the lawn which in turn smothers it.

Big trees normally takes eating for a while so don’t worry. Smaller trees are usually destroyed by way of a gopher right away simply because the roots supplying the life for your tree are young. You will quickly realize distinct limbs of trees or bushes continue to die out when ever gophers are harming it. This is caused by the roots issuing life to that part of the plant is damaged or destroyed by the gopher and without any longer providing life for that part of the plant you’re raising.

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Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are almost always plugged like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other tunneling rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can make one to three mounds a day which is why you want to remove gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a gopher specialist pest control company with experience with how to remove gophers for your lawn.  Always check that 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 reasons we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, tree roots, flowers and vegetables on your lawn – 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 does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Grass is also very effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the lawn and the dirt pushed on top and sitting on the grass which kills it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the life to the tree are young.  You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are damaging 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 nutrients to that part of the plant you are growing in.

The most effective 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 normally operated by a service serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the equipment.

Burrow fumigants are very 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 hardware store which are not very effective.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control companies are much higher concentration and effective than what is obtainable to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the knowledge of what method to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to force 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 try to flood the gopher with a hose down the opening.  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 be concerned about the water bill in Los Angeles and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in Los Angeles 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 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 provide short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground flower beds can be protected by attaching 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 Los Angeles property, they are allowed to be killed by any legal means. Allowable ways can include gopher traps and poison bait used 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 Los Angeles using the best ways based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations poison baits are used in place 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 two gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled 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