Pest Control Service For Gophers San Bernardino

Gopher Control in San Bernardino, CA

If moles or gophers are causing damage to your San Bernardino landscaping and you need Pest Control Service For Gophers service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscaping.  Our Pest Control Service For Gophers service in San Bernardino, CA is offered 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 San Bernardino Ca needs is from the pocket gopher that is the same as a gopher. Just about all damages is almost always to new plants since they are immature, un-established plus it would not require very much gnawing for one gopher to destroy or feed on it. Lawn is also highly effected by gophers with destruction from both the consuming of the grass plus the earth shoved on the top as well as residing on top of the grass which in turn smothers it.

Giant trees could take nibbling for a little bit so don’t worry. Smaller trees might be destroyed because of a gopher quickly because of the roots offering the life for the tree are young. You will quickly realize certain limbs of trees or bushes start to die out as soon as gophers are damaging them. This is the result of the roots supplying life for that section of the plant is weakened or destroyed because of the gopher and no longer supplying life for that part of the plant you’re 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 stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to set them apart from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can make 1-3 mounds per day leading to why you want to eliminate gophers immediately on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is typically 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 just a license for structural pest control.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, tree roots, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your yard – 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 a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Turf is also very impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed up and staying on the lawn which smothers it.

Mature trees can take gnawing for a while 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 begin 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 life to that part of the plant you are growing in.

The common control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, 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 service dedicated to gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the equipment.

Burrow fumigants are extremely effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed techs like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the plant store which are not very effective.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control professionals are much higher strength and effective than what is available to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the knowledge 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 out 

Flooding can work on farms where the entire crop area 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 water holse in the opening.  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 think about about the cost of water in San Bernardino and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in San Bernardino 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 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 cost too much. Plus this would at best only give short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Raised planter beds can be protected by placing a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth below 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 San Bernardino property, they are allowed to be taken by all allowable method. 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 Gopher Services

We will come out to provide Pest Control Service For Gophers services in San Bernardino using the best ways based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located poison baits are used instead of fumigation of tunnels.  Pest Control Service For Gophers 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 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one controlled with strychnine.  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