Pest Control Service For Gophers La Canada

Gopher Pest Control in La Canada, CA

When moles or gophers are damaging your La Canada landscaping and need Pest Control Service For Gophers service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscape.  Our Pest Control Service For Gophers service in La Canada, CA is offered 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 La Canada Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher which is the same thing as a gopher. A lot of destruction is to new plants because young, un-established but it won’t take a good deal gnawing for that gopher to destroy or consume it. Turf can also be highly impacted by gophers with damages from both consuming on the turf along with the soil pushed on the top along with residing on the turf which smothers it.

Giant trees will take chewing for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees are generally killed by way of a gopher right away because of the roots supplying the life to your tree are immature. You will quickly realize particular branches of trees or bushes start to die out when gophers are harming them. This is due to the roots giving life for that area of the plant is impaired or destroyed by your gopher and without any longer providing life to that section of the plant you happen to 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 almost always filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other burrowing rodents like  moles.  They can dig 1-3 mounds a day which is why you want to eradicate gophers right away on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically done by a gopher specialist pest control company with knowledge of how to remove gophers for your house.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not just a structural license.

Damage and why 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 young, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Lawn is also very impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed up and sitting on the grass which kills it.

Mature trees can take chewing for a little bit so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin 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 plant you are growing in.

The most effective control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are methods that a home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is normally operated by a service dedicated to gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are extremely effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed technicians like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the nursery 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 experience of what method to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to wash them to surface 

Flooding can work on farms where the whole crop area is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to escape.  On your property you are going to try to flood the gopher with a garden hose in the hole.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you begin to be concerned about the cost of water in La Canada and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in La Canada available at the present time that have been shown to provide good Pest Control Service For Gophers. 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 garden using physical barriers can be effective for small areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the area of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only give short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground 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 Canada property, they are allowed to be controled by any legal means. Allowable methods 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 Pest Control Service For Gophers services in La Canada using the best ways based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on tunnel locations poison baits are used instead of fumigation of tunnels.  Pest Control Service For Gophers 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 bait.  Nick and his team of Pest Control Service For Gophers 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