Rodent Guys Burrowing Pest Management
Diamond Bar, CA has a burrowing pest needing control – Pocket Gophers. Gophers are small animals who burrow getting their name “pocket gopher” from the fur lined, external cheek pouches, or pockets, are used for carrying food and nesting materials. Pocket gophers are well suited for traversing through your soil with their body structure and claws.
The most common gopher in Southern California is the Botta’s pocket gopher, T. bottae. They are usually around 6 to 10 inches long. Typcially gophers gophers remain below ground in their burrow system. Sometimes you will notice them above ground for a quick second to grab some food and then head straight back to their hole.
Mounds with dark fresh soil from your Diamond Bar residence are a clear sign of a gopher’s presence and that you are in need of gopher control service. Gophers make mounds as they dig tunnels. From your Diamond Bar property, take a look at the gopher mounds. You will see they are kidney shaped. The hole, which is in front of the mound, usually is plugged with dirt.
Diamond Bar gopher control is needed because 1 gopher can create quite a few mounds in a day on your Diamond Bar property. In areas with less water, mound building is most pronounced during spring or fall when the ground is moist and easier to dig. In well watered turf, flower beds, and gardens, digging conditions usually are good year round, and mounds can appear at any time.
BIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR
Your Diamond Bar , CA pocket gophers live in narrow tunnels. The burrows are about 2 to 3–1/2 inches in diameter. Main run tunnels usually are four to twelve inches below the surface, and the nest and food storage chamber can be as deep as six feet. Your Diamond Bar gophers seal the holes to the burrow system with soil. Angled tunnels connect the main tunnel system to the surface.
Diamond Bar Gopher Control is crucial because gophers don’t hibernate and they can do damage all year. They can be seen at all hours of the day.
Something interesting about them is they live alone. Only when females are have their young or during breeding season are they together. Gophers reach sexual maturity about 1 year of age and can survive for around 3 years. Gopher control Diamond Bar is really needed because they will normally have 3 liters per year and have 5 to 6 young per liter.
They feed on a wide variety of vegetation but really prefer trees, plants and shrubs. Gophers have a great sense of smell used to find plants. A common diet if for gophers to feed on is roots they find while digging. Sometimes they feed above-ground close to hole. These type of holes in the tunnel are called “feeder holes.” Gophers also will pull entire plants from your Diamond Bar landscaping into their burrow. Getting gopher control fast will reduce this loss
Gophers will attck yards and gardens, crops, plants, shrubs, and trees. One gopher chewing on a row of plants in a garden can creat a lot of damage fast. Gophers can gnaw and break plastic water and sprinkler systems. Their tunnels can obsorb and channel irrigation water, which can lead to soil erosion concerns. Gopher mounds are un-sightly and can smother grass so quick gopher control is needed.
California Fish and Game has classified your gophers as a non game mammal. Owners of the Diamond Bar premises and find pocket gophers that are damaging personal property can control these pests at any time and using any legal method.
To successfully control gophers, the quicker you detect their presence and take control measures the easier. We normally control gophers in landscaping by trapping or by using poison. Poisons purchased by Rodent Guys are restricted materials only to be used by licensed professionals and are very effective. If you have concerns with pets that may dig or that may eat a poisoned gopher then trapping is the method you should consider.
We will inspect your Diamond Bar property and discuss the available gopher control methods. Together we will determine the best method of gopher control which we will implement. Poison will usually get control of gophers faster on your Diamond Bar landscaping.
Gopher traps are safe and are good at getting control. Rodent Guys will set traps and then return to check, and if needed, reset gopher traps. Like poison, we need to continue with treatments until gophers are no longer appearing.
Gopher Control Diamond Bar | CA | 91750