Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2013
The two most common burrowing pests found in Los Angeles are gophers and moles. Gophers are small rodents that live and burrow underground. Gophers are vegetarians primarily eating plants, roots and grass. Their constant digging and eating of the vegetation makes them the gardens’ worst enemy and a must to remove and control.
Moles are smaller and do not eat the vegetation. Their diet consists of the bugs and insects they find in the tunnel systems they create. Moles are part of the shrew family and are not rodents.
To know whether a San Diego property is being damaged by gophers or moles is mainly determined by the shape of the mounds observed and whether tunneling is seen from above ground. Gophers make kidney shaped mounds with a plugged hole keeping the tunnel sealed. Moles create volcano shaped mounds with a hole in the middle which is also plugged with dirt.
If there is a mole in the garden or grass, a raised ridge in the soil can be seen. This ridge is similar to the Bugs Bunny cartoon when Bugs would burrow in the dirt. Recalling the cartoon to remember when he tunneled in the dirt is raised up and follows the path of where he started and stopped. Moles make a similar ridge caused by their shallow tunneling forcing the dirt up and visible on the surface. Often times the pushed up dirt path goes along hard scape such as a driveway, large rock or sidewalk.
Gophers dig much deeper and their path cannot be detected. Gophers will only leave holes or mounds of dirt as evidence they exist. Both the holes and the mounds are always plugged with dirt. If mounds are observed it may be a gopher or a mole; however the raised ridge is only created by a mole.
Laws regulated by the US EPA have changed the procedures allowed to exterminate gophers, moles and other burrowing pests. The new laws under the Obama administration restrict the use of aluminum phosphide which has been the main control product for decades. According to the Ventura Star in an article title "Pest control gets tougher after EPA rule change" dated May 8th, 2010, the law was passed across the United States, including Ventura, CA, after the product was blamed for the death of two young children in Utah.
Trapping and Carbon Monoxide have proven to be both safe and effective for the eradication of gophers and other burrowing pests. Rodent Guys of Southern California have adopted these methods into their removal process.
Trapping gophers and moles in Riverside has been around for a long time. The art of trapping is more laborious than poison methods but has little chance of affecting other animals or a threat to humans. Carbon monoxide gas injection into the tunnels works by pushing out the available oxygen and suffocating the pest. Used properly, carbon monoxide is safe and effective gopher control.
Rodent Guys is a family owned small pest control business based out of La Verne, CA. Owner Nick Nielsen is a licensed pest control operator whose whole business is dedicated to burrowing animal control and removal with limited use of poisons throughout Southern California.
For more information about Rodent Guys, please visit their website at http://www.rodentguys.com. Rodent Guys office can be reached at 866-931-1287.
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All of Orange County is serviced for gopher control including Aliso Viejo Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Nigel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda
Riverside county gopher removal for Riverside, Corona, Jurupa Valley, Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, Lake Mathews, Eastvale, Moreno Valley, Norco and down to Murrieta are also serviced.
San Bernardino County Gopher Control is covered in Redlands, Highland, Ontario, Chino, Chino Hills, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Alta Loma, Fontana, Rialto, Montclair and surrounding areas.
Ventura County Gopher Removal in Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oxnard, Piru, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Saticoy, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura and surrounding cities.