Gopher Service Ontario

Gopher Removal in Ontario, CA

When moles or gophers are causing damage to your Ontario landscaping and you need Gopher Service service call Rodent Guys to rescue your yard.  Our Gopher Service service in Ontario, CA is offered with pet friendly methods by well trained techs.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Ontario Ca needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same as a gopher. Almost all destruction will be to new plants since they are young, un-established but it does not require a lot of gnawing for that gopher to eliminate or eat it. Lawn can be seriously effected by gophers with damage from both the feeding on on the lawn plus the dirt shoved on top and residing on top of the turf in which smothers it.

Big trees could take chewing for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees are generally killed by way of gopher right away because the roots supplying the life to your tree are young. You will quickly realize particular branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are damaging it. This is a result of the roots providing life to that part of the plant is impaired or killed from the gopher and no longer giving life for that section of the plant you will 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 usually plugged like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can dig one to three mounds every day which is why you want to get rid of gophers immediately on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a qualified pest control company with background in how to eradicate gophers for your lawn.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a structural license.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, flowers and vegetables on your garden – if it’s a plant they most likely 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.  Grass is also highly impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed up and sitting on the lawn which smothers it.

Mature trees can take gnawing for a while so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the life to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are eating it.  This is caused by the roots supplying 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 common 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 property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is typically operated by a service serious about gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the machine.

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 Home Depot which are not very effective.

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control companies are much higher strength and effective than what is available to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the experience 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 to surface 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the entire field 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 garden hose in the hole.  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 be concerned about the cost of water in Ontario and shut it off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in Ontario 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 control, 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 garden using physical barriers can be effective for small areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the area 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 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 Ontario property, they are allowed to be removed by all allowable method. Allowable methods include gopher traps and poison bait placed 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 Gopher Services

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Service services in Ontario using the best ways based on each situation 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 head honcho 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 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