Gopher Service Sherman Oaks

Gopher Pest Control in Sherman Oaks, CA

When moles or gophers are causing damage at your Sherman Oaks property and need Gopher Service service call Rodent Guys to save your yard.  Our Gopher Service service in Sherman Oaks, 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 Sherman Oaks Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same thing as a gopher. Just about all destruction is to new plants since they are young, un-established plus it will not require a lot gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or devour it. Grass can also be highly impacted by gophers with damages from both feeding on the turf as well as the dirt forced at the top and residing on the grass which usually smothers it.

Big trees could take nibbling for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees could be killed because of a gopher promptly because the roots supplying the life for the tree are young. You discover particular branches of trees or bushes start to die when ever gophers are harming them. This is the result of the roots issuing life to that an area of the plant is impaired or destroyed by your gopher and without any longer providing life to that section of the plant that you are growing.

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 filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other tunneling rodents like  moles.  They can create 1-3 mounds every day which is why you want to get rid of gophers right away on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a gopher specialist pest control company with background in how to remove gophers for your house.  Always make sure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a license for structural pest control.

Damage and reasons we need Removal

Gophers eat 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 doesn’tdoes 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 up and staying on the grass which kills it.

Mature trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be destroyed 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 dry out when gophers are eating 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 life to that part of the tree you are growing in.

The most effective 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 done by a company serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the cost of the machine.

Burrow fumigants are extremely effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed experts 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 operators 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 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 whole 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 hose down the opening.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you begin to think about about the cost of water in Sherman Oaks and shut it off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Sherman Oaks 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 proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers no one would be reading this site including you.

Keep gophers out of your yard 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 provide short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Above ground flower 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 prior to adding soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you Sherman Oaks property, they are allowed to be removed by any legal means. 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

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Gopher Service services in Sherman Oaks using the best ways based on each situation 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 controlled with bait.  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