Pest Control Service For Gophers Van Nuys

Gopher Pest Removal in Van Nuys, CA

If rodents like gophers are damaging your Van Nuys property and you need Pest Control Service For Gophers service call Rodent Guys to rescue your landscape.  Our Pest Control Service For Gophers service in Van Nuys, CA is offered with pet friendly methods by well trained technicians.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Van Nuys California needs is from the pocket gopher which is exactly the same as a gopher. A lot of damage is almost always to new plants since they are immature, un-established plus it won’t require a good deal gnawing for the gopher to destroy or devour it. Grass is likewise seriously impacted by gophers with damage from both the feeding on of the turf along with the soil shoved at the top and residing on the turf which smothers it.

Big trees can take eating for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees could be destroyed by a gopher immediately since the roots offering the life for your tree are immature. You discover certain branches of trees or bushes start to die whenever gophers are damaging them. This is caused by the roots providing life to that an area of the plant is damaged or killed by your gopher and no longer giving life for that part of the plant you are raising.

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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 set them apart from other burrowing rodents like  ground squirrels.  They can make one to three mounds a day leading to why you want to eradicate gophers immediately on your home.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is normally done by a qualified pest control company with knowledge of how to get rid of gophers for your home.  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.

Damage and why we need Removal

Gophers eat plants, roots of trees, flowers and vegetables on your lawn – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new plants because they are small, un-established and it doesn’tdoes not} take much for a gopher to destroy or eat it.  Turf is also highly effected by gophers with destruction from both the eating of the grass and the dirt pushed on top and sitting on the lawn which kills it.

Large trees can take gnawing for a little bit so not to panic.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher in a short time because the roots supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes begin to die off 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 life to that part of the tree 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 options that a home owner can use with limited success. Burrow Blasting is usually operated by a service dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) because of the expense of the machine.

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

Poison baits used by agriculture pest control professionals are much higher concentration and effective than what is obtainable 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 control of gophers.

Using water to wash them to surface 

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 nose above the water line until you begin to think about about the water bill in Van Nuys and shut off the water off.

Repellent 

There are no repellents in Van Nuys 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 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.

Keeping 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 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 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 Van Nuys property, they are allowed to be taken 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 labeld 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 Van Nuys using the best ways based on each situation 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 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