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Chino | GOPHER CONTROL

Chino , CA has a annoying pest needing to eridicated – Pocket Gophers. Gophers are little animals who burrow they are know as “pocket gopher” from the fur-lined, external cheek pouches, or pockets, that are used to carry nesting supplies and nutrients. Gophers are  built for burrowing through your property with their claws and body shape.

Chino , CA GOPHER CONTROL | IDENTIFICATION

                                                                  Gopher mound pictured here shows normal gopher evidence

The most common gopher in Chino , CA is the Botta’s pocket gopher, T. bottae. Typically they are six to ten inches long and remain below ground in their tunnel system. Sometimes you will notice the gopher above ground for a quick second to grab some food then they go  back into their hole.

Mounds with dark fresh soil on your home are a common sign of a gopher’s existance on the yard and that you need gopher control service. Gophers make hills as they dig tunnels. When you observe  the gopher mounds you will notice they are crescent shaped. The tunnel, which is in front of the mound, is normally filled in.

gopher control is required because a gopher can make one to five hills in a day on your lawn. In dry areas, mound building is most pronounced during spring or fall when the dirt is moist and easier to tunnel. In well watered turf, flower beds, and gardens, digging conditions are suitable all year, and mounds can appear at any time.

Chino Gopher Control| BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR

Gophers live in narrow burrows. The burrows are about two to three and a half inches in diameter. Main burrows normally are four to twelve in. under ground, and the den and food storage room can be as deep as six feet down. A gopher will close any openings to the tunnel system with dirt. Angled burrows connect the main tunnel system to the surface.

Chino Gopher Control is crucial because gophers don’t hibernate and they can do damage all year. Gophers can be seen throughout the day and night.

An interesting fact about gophers is that they are solitary animals. Only when females have their pups or during breeding time are they together. Pocket gophers can start breeding at about one year of age and can live up to three years. Pocket gophers will normally breed three times a year and have five to six babies per liter  which can add up to about fifteen to eighteen new gophers in a year. Which is why gopher control is so necessary to get as soon as you notice the first mound.

Chino pocket gophers can feed on a vast variation of vegetation but generally prefer tree roots, plants and shrubs. Gophers have a great sense of smell that they use to locate plants. A common diet for pocket gophers to eat are the roots they find when burrowing. Sometimes they eat above-ground near their hole. These are called “feeder holes.” Gophers can pull plants from your property into their burrow.  Achieving gopher control quickly can reduce this loss.

Chino Gopher Control | DAMAGE

Gophers will attack yards, gardens, crops, plants, grapevines, and trees. One gopher gnawing on a garden row can create a lot of damage very quick. Gophers can chew on and break plastic water and sprinkler lines. Their tunnels can absorb and channel irrigation water, which can lead to soil erosion problems. Gopher mounds are unsightly and can smother  grass, so fast gopher control is required.

Chino Gopher Control | LEGAL STATUS

California Department of Fish and Game has classified pocket gophers as a non game mammal. If you are the owner or tenant of the property and find gophers that are effecting your property you can control these pests at any time and with any legal manner.

Chino , CA Gopher Control | MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

To successfully control gophers in Chino , the faster you detect their presence and take gopher control measures the better. We normally control pocket gophers in lawns and gardens either by trapping or using baits. Poisons used by Rodent Guys are restricted materials only available to licensed pest control operators and are highly effective. If digging animals are present that may ingest a poisoned gopher then trapping is a method that should be considered.

We will look over your property and go over the available gopher control options. Together we will come up with the best option of gopher control which we will implement.

Gopher traps are safe and good at controlling the gopher population on your yard. Rodent Guys will set traps and revisit the property to check the traps, and if needed reset the  traps and remove any gophers that were caught. A 60-day warrantee comes with gopher control service. The warrantee gives the customer the ability to call Rodent Guys if they see any new activity and a technician will come out and will retreat the area until gophers are no longer appearing as long as its within the 60-day guarantee.

Chino Gopher Control | RODENT GUYS

       Nick Nielsen (owner) with his catch of the day

Call Rodent Guys today to take care of your gopher control problems or email us with any questions or our blog.

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We Service Most areas in the following counties: Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Orange County and Riverside County

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