Pest Control Service For Gophers Southern California

Gopher and Mole Control in Southern California, CA

When gophers or moles are damaging your Southern California landscape and need Pest Control Service For Gophers service call Rodent Guys to rescue your yard.  Our Pest Control Service For Gophers service in Southern California, CA is offered with pet friendly methods by well trained technicians.  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 California needs is from the pocket gopher that is exactly the same as a gopher. Just about all damages will be to new plants because they are young, un-established and so it doesn’t take a whole lot gnawing for a gopher to eliminate or feed on it. Turf can be exceptionally effected by gophers with destruction from both the feeding on of the turf plus the earth forced on top and residing on the turf in which smothers it.

Big trees usually takes nibbling for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees could very well be destroyed by way of gopher promptly since the roots supplying the life to your tree are young. You will quickly realize particular branches of trees or bushes start to die out whenever gophers are damaging it. This is caused by the roots issuing life to that section of the plant is weakened or destroyed by your gopher and without any longer giving life to 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 normally plugged like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other burrowing rodents like  voles.  They can create one to three mounds per day reason behind the fact of why you want to eliminate gophers right away on your landscape.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is usually done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of how to kill gophers for your lawn.  Always ensure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a license for structural pest control.

Destruction and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, tree roots, flowers and vegetables on your garden – if it’s a plant they probably will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new vegetation because they are young, un-established and it does not} take much for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also highly impacted by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the soil pushed on top and staying on the grass which kills it.

Big trees can take chewing for a while so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be destroyed by a gopher right away because the root system supplying the life to the tree are young.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to dry out when gophers are attacking them.  This is caused by the roots supplying 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, 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 dedicated to gophers (we have a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the cost of the equipment.

Burrow fumigants are extremely useful 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 hardware store which are seldom successful.

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 property and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective removal of gophers.

Using water to force them to surface 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the whole 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 garden hose down the opening.  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 start to panic about the cost of water in Southern California and shut it off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Southern California 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.

Keeping gophers out of your yard using physical barriers can be effective for small projects. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the area of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only offer short-term control. At some point gophers find a way in. 

Raised planter beds can be protected by fixing a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth under 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 Southern California property, they are allowed to be killed by any legal means. Allowable ways 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 Services

Rodent Guys will come out to provide Pest Control Service For Gophers 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.  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 removed with poison.  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