“Ooh No, not again!” the Gophers are at it again in style. Fan-shaped mounds all over your well-kept lawn damaged water and irrigation lines resulting to frustration kicking in. For years now we have successfully rid homes in Napa of Gophers. We assure you that we are the best Gopher control experts in Napa. Gophers are rodents that are black, white or light brown with very small ears, big incisors and have flattened heads. Give us a call at (800) 430-3778 now for free quotes.
The Gophers are active all year, can live up to 3 years and are adapted to living underground. Gophers constantly dig up many deep tunnels in search of food. You may consider them as cute-looking but they destroy pretty much all kinds of crops and landscaping plants. We have the right equipment to exterminate gophers through proper research and training. Our technicians have the right know-how on gopher control which includes:
1. Use of Traps
We use live or snap traps as they are very effective in getting rid of gophers all year round. Traps do not use any chemicals or poisonous substances and they often have baits like peanut butter or fruits that attract the Gophers to the traps. We set two traps at a time, facing in the opposite direction to each other and for you to use traps, you must be patient as it takes time before one traps a gopher.
2. Poison Baiting
By using poison baits, the Gophers consume the poison and they die within a matter of hours. We carefully place the baits in active gopher holes and check up on the openings after 24 hours or so. Poison baits include strychnine, zinc phosphide, and chlorophacinone.
3. Gopher Repellants
We at times use predator urine, spray, electronic ultrasonic and granular repellents which scare the Gophers off your backyard and these are safe as they have no adverse effects on your lawn, pets, and children. The most effective repellents are castor oil gopher repellent granules.
4. Using Gas Cartridges
You will be amazed by the rate at which gassing eliminates the Gophers. However, for this to be successful you must gas active gopher tunnels. We always ensure that your children and pets are nowhere close to the areas we are gassing as it is not safe.
5. Burrow and Tunnel Removal
We do this mainly as a precaution to prevent future gopher infestations or other animals re-inhabiting the tunnels and burrows. The tunnels are dug up, filled up with soil and a repellant put in place to repel any new comers.
6. Barn Owls
For those people living in areas with quite a number of barn owls and are experiencing a gopher infestation, you can build or buy a barn owl box and hopefully it will make a good home for the barn owls. Barn owls prey on gophers and this method is significant but not as effective as the other methods mentioned above.
Gophers have troubled many farmers and homeowners in Napa. We have been the solution to many, leaving them happy and hopeful that their crops will no longer be damaged by gophers. You too can be among the happy and satisfied homeowners with gopher-free gardens and lawns. Our services are exceptionally good! Contact (800) 430-3778 now for free quotes and estimates.