Gopher Pest Removal in Southern California, CA
If rodents like gophers are damaging your Southern California landscaping and you need Gopher Service service call Rodent Guys to save your landscaping. Our Gopher Service service in Southern California, CA is available with pet friendly methods with well trained trappers. Call us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.
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A gopher control Southern California Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same thing as a gopher. The majority damages will be to new plants because they’re young, un-established and it would not require a great deal gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Grass is seriously effected by gophers with damages from both the feeding on from the turf as well as the earth pushed at the top as well as staying on top of the lawn which will smothers it.
Big trees will take biting for a while so no worries. Smaller trees could be destroyed by way of a gopher immediately given that the roots supplying the life for the tree are young. You will quickly realize certain limbs of trees or bushes begin to die out whenever gophers are destroying it. This is caused by the roots supplying life for that portion of the plant is weakened or destroyed from the gopher and without any longer providing life to that section of the plant that you are raising.
How Do I Know if I need service?
Pocket gopher burrows are almost always filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to differentiate them from other burrowing rodents like voles. They can dig one to three mounds a day reason behind the fact of why you want to eradicate gophers right away on your landscape. Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of how to get rid of gophers for your yard. Always make sure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a structural license.
Destruction and reasons we need Removal
Gophers consume 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. Turf is also very impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed on top and staying on the grass which kills it.
Big trees can take gnawing for a while so not to worry. Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped. You will see certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die off when gophers are damaging 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 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 methods that a property owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is typically operated by a service serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the blaster.
Burrow fumigants are very 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 Home Depot which are not very effective.
Poison baits used by agriculture pest control operators are much higher concentration 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 situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.
Using water to flush them out
Flooding can be effective on farms where the entire crop area is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to escape. On your property you are going to attempt to flood the gopher with a garden hose down the opening. The problem is the water typically never fills up the burrow and the gopher simply raises his head above the water line until you start to worry about the cost of water in Southern California and shut off the water off.
No repellents in Southern California 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 authenticated. 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 areas. 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. Eventually gophers find a way in.
Above ground planter beds can be protected by placing 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 Southern California property, they are allowed to be taken 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 Company
We will come out to provide Gopher Service services in Southern California 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.
This is founder of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one killed with poison. 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