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La Habra Gopher control with Rodent Guys Pest Control.  We specialize in gopher control, mole control and squirrel control.  Call a company who knows how to handle your La Habra, CA gopher control problem.  Call Rodent Guys Gopher Service. We have many methods of gopher extermination and can handle your rodent problem fast and effectively.
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There are 5 species of gophers, or “pocket gophers” as they are more correctly named, that occur in La Habra California, however the most likely to be encountered is the Valley or Botta’s pocket gopher (Thomomys bottae). Pocket gophers are a small rodent about 5 to 7″plus the tail. They come in a variety of colors but are most often grayish brown to brown. They have a short tail, tiny ears and eyes, and large, yellowish front teeth (incisors) which are always exposed. They also have big, curved front claws used for digging.

How Do I Know if I Have Gophers in La Habra, CA?

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La Habra Gopher Mound

Since pocket gophers spend most of their time underground in La Habra, they are hardly ever seen so the best identification method is to examine the dirt mounds that almost always accompany their activity.As pocket gophers dig their tunnels, they periodically shove dirt out to the surface forming mounds. The dirt is pushed to the surface from tunnels that are at an angle to the surface, so the mounds form in a crescent or horseshoe shape as shown in the picture above. This helps distinguish them from mounds made by moles which are volcano shaped (see below).

Mole Mound La Habra, CA
La Habra Mole Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are almost always plugged. This helps to distinguish them from other burrowing rodents like meadow mice (voles). On average, one pocket gopher makes about 1 to 3 mounds per day which is why you want to get rid of gophers right away. Gopher removal is usually done by a professional pest control company near La Habra, CA like Rodent Guys who has experience on how to eradicate gophers.

 Gophers Destruction

Although pocket gophers can be serious agricultural pests on your La Habra property, most of the damage a pocket gopher causes is to landscaping and turf. They feed on many varieties of plants and trees, and the dirt mounds they make can be ugly, smother turf, and even pose trip hazard on playgrounds. That hazard is also crucial around horse stables and livestock whose owners feel it is crucial to perform gopher control to protect their prized animals from breaking a leg.

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The most effective gopher control methods to remove gophers quickly and gain gopher control in La Habra are burrow fumigants, poison baiting and trapping. Trapping and baiting are options that an ordinary property owner can use with little success. For home owners trapping gophers is the most effective way to get rid of gophers and remove gophers consistently. Poison baits available to non-licensed people are not an effective way to get rid of gophers because the gopher bait strength is very low resulting in poor gopher removal.

Burrow fumigants are very effective but are restricted materials only available to and used by pest professionals such as Rodent Guys. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the commonly available smoke bombs which are not very effective gopher control. It is illegal in La Habra California to use carbon monoxide from car exhaust or other sources to kill gophers and rarely works to get rid of gophers.

Baits available to the pest control professional are much higher strength and more effective for gopher control than those available to a homeowner. The main reason to hire a gopher expert like Rodent Guys is because we know how to get rid of gophers in La Habra with proper placement of fumigants, traps and or bait for effective gopher control to get rid of gophers in La Habra, CA.


Outside of agricultural settings where a large amount of water can be put on an area in a short period of time and left standing for an extended period of time, this control method has very little practical value for La Habra residential uses. The old “garden hose down the hole” method tried by almost everyone who has ever attempted to kill gophers in La Habra has found it rarely works and is usually a waste of water and time. It can also cause erosion problems because you do not know where the water is going underground and you may cause significant property damage.


There are no repellents or scaring devices available for La Habra Gopher Control at the present time that have been proven to protect lawns or other planting sites from pocket gophers. Several plants, such as gopher purge and castor bean, have been reported to offer protection for a limited time from ravenous gophers, but these claims have never been proven. If they really worked to get rid of gophers we could just simply spray this everywhere and the gophers would just disappear and Rodent Guys would not exist.

Trying to keep pocket gophers out of your yard or garden by using physical barriers can sometimes be effective gopher control if done on a small-scale. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the perimeter of your backyard would be cost prohibitive and would at most only provide short-term control. Raised flower beds can be protected by placing a layer of 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth under the bed and securing it to the 2×6 wood frame before filling with soil. In reforestation or orchard situations, a “cage” of hardware cloth lining the hole and extending six inches above ground can give a young tree room to establish a good root system before being attacked by gophers.

6 to 8 inches of gravel, 1 inch or more in diameter around underground utility cables or sprinkler lines may discourage gnawing by pocket gophers but is an expensive pocket gopher control option.

 La Habra, CA Gopher Control | Fish and Game status

Pocket gophers are classified by the California Department of Fish and Game as a nongame mammal. If they are causing damage, they are allowed to be taken using pocket gopher traps and poison bait by the owner or tenant of the property or their employees. Any poison bait used to kill gophers must be registered for use in California.


Owner - Nick holding 2 gophers

Our Owner, Nick holding 2 gophers he caught

We will come out to remove gophers using the optimal methods based on each situation to get the best gopher control. When allowed we use tunnel fumigation method to get rid of gophers because of its effectiveness to kill gophers in areas still allowed (non-residential). On residential properties poison bait below ground in the pocket gopher tunnel is our most common gopher control method and will kill gophers soon after they eat the poison.

However, we are gopher trapping experts and we also provide gopher trapping lessons for La Habra gopher control and getting rid of gophers on your own. We can teach you how to catch gophers with traps overnight.

How to get rid of gophers in La Habra, CA is a tough job for the novice but we have a lot of experience with gopher removal in La Habra and will do a thorough job in doing so. Rodent Guys Pest Control is mainly an agricultural pest control company. We also do squirrel pest control, snake removal, mole pest control and other “yard” type pests. Please call Rodent Guys today for more information and pricing options for your La Habra and surrounding areas.

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