Pest Control Service For Gophers Sherman Oaks

Gopher and Mole Control in Sherman Oaks, CA

If gophers or moles are damaging your Sherman Oaks property and need Pest Control Service For Gophers service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscape.  Our Pest Control Service For Gophers service in Sherman Oaks, CA is available using pet friendly methods with well trained technicians.  We can be reached 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 which is the same as a gopher. Almost all destruction will be to new plants considering they are immature, un-established and so it would not take a great deal gnawing for that gopher to destroy or devour it. Turf can also be exceptionally effected by gophers with destruction from both the consuming of the lawn as well as the earth pushed on the top in addition to staying on top of the lawn which often smothers it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a while so no worries. Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher immediately simply because the roots supplying the life to your tree are young. You will see particular limbs of trees or bushes begin to die as soon as gophers are harming them. This is caused by the roots giving life to that part of the plant is weakened or killed because of the gopher and without any longer giving life for that part 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 usually filled with dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other burrowing rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can make 1-3 mounds per day reason behind the fact of why you want to get rid of gophers immediately on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a professional pest control company with experience with how to eliminate gophers for your yard.  Always make sure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not merely a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and reasons we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, roots of trees, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your yard – if it’s a plant they most likely 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 consume it.  Turf is also very effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the lawn and the soil pushed on top and sitting on the lawn which smothers it.

Big trees can take gnawing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time because the roots supplying the nutrients to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to dry out when gophers are attacking 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 nutrients to that part of the tree you are growing in.

The best 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 performed by a company serious about gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the cost of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are very useful but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed professionals like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the flares from the Lowes which are seldom successful.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control operators are much higher strength and effective than what is obtainable 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 force them out 

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 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 head above the water line until you begin to worry about the water bill in Sherman Oaks and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Sherman Oaks available at the present time that have been proved to provide good Pest Control Service For Gophers. Several plants, such as gopher purge and cantor bean have been said to offer control, 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 projects. 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. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Raised flower 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 Sherman Oaks property, they are allowed to be killed by all allowable method. 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 Rodent Company

We will come out to provide Pest Control Service For Gophers services in Sherman Oaks using the best methods based on each property such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located poison baits are used in place 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 head honcho of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with two 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