Pest Control Service For Gophers San Gabriel

Gopher Control in San Gabriel, CA

If rodents like gophers are damaging your San Gabriel landscape and need Pest Control Service For Gophers service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Pest Control Service For Gophers service in San Gabriel, CA is offered using pet friendly methods by well trained techs.  We can be reached at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control San Gabriel California needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same as a gopher. Just about all destruction is to new plants simply because they’re young, un-established therefore it will not take much gnawing for the gopher to eliminate or eat it. Turf is also exceptionally effected by gophers with damages from both the consuming of the grass along with the earth moved on the top and staying on top of the lawn that smothers it.

Big trees usually takes eating for a little bit so not to worry. Smaller trees could very well be killed by the gopher quickly simply because the roots supplying the life to the tree are immature. You might find distinct branches of trees or bushes start to die whenever gophers are damaging them. This is due to the roots supplying life to that area of the plant is harmed or killed by the gopher and no longer supplying life for that section of the plant 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 almost always filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other burrowing rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can dig 1-3 mounds every day which is why you want to remove gophers immediately on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of how to remove gophers for your lawn.  Always check that 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, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your garden – 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 a lot for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Grass is also very impacted by gophers with damage from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed up and sitting on the turf which smothers it.

Mature trees can take gnawing for a while so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the nutrients to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to dry out when gophers are eating 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 nutrients to that part of the plant you are growing in.

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

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

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control companies 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 technique to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to flush them to surface 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the entire field 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 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 begin to think about about the cost of water in San Gabriel and shut off the water off.

Repellers 

There are no repellents in San Gabriel 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 you would not be reading this site.

Keep gophers out of your yard using physical barriers can be effective for small projects. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the perimeter of your backyard would be cost prohibitive. Plus this would at best only provide short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground flower 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 before filling with soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you San Gabriel property, they are allowed to be removed by any legal means. Allowable methods 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 Pest Control Service For Gophers services in San Gabriel using the best methods 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 novice, we have a lot of experience with it.

Gopher Pest Control at it's best

Captured two Gophers

This is owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed with poison.  Nick and his team of Pest Control Service For Gophers 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