What is burrow blasting?  This gopher control method is called by different names like burrow blasting, burrow blaster, rodentator, varmitgetter, gopher blaster, gopher blasting, rodent blaster and others.  We use the Varmitgetter for this organic method of gopher control.

This poison free gopher control uses near pure oxygen and a small amount of propane that is injected into the gopher burrow, squirrel burrow, mole burrow or any other animal’s burrow.  Once a correct amount of oxygen and gas is injected it is shut off and then ignited.  The blast causes tremendous pressure inside the sealed burrow and this force kills the rodent instantly with no poisons or harmful chemicals.  If a big enough blast is used this procedure will also destroy the gopher tunnels or rodents burrow system.

This method is used on large residential properties, horse stables, golf courses, cemeteries, schools, vineyards or any other place burrowing rodents exist.  Caution must be used in tall dry grass, under sidewalks, fuel sources and other places a blast may cause damage.  When used properly, the noise from the blast will be mild and can be used in residential areas.  It is recommended to notify adjoining properties of upcoming burrow blasting to be a “good neighbor”.
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School Gopher Control
If you are a school official trying to find a way to control gophers, ground squirrels or other burrowing pests at your school yards Rodent Guys has many methods to help.  Burrow Blasting for gopher control offers a way to get rid of gophers on your athletic fields as well as destroying the burrows to slow down re infestation giving a longer term control of gophers.  This rodent control method is safe for children since there is no poisons or traps used for them to get into.  We can do our gopher eradication during school, after school or on the weekends to accommodate your schedule.

Residential Gopher Control
Homeowners that are interested in using the Varmitgetter for their gopher control should consider if there are any sensitive areas around the gopher population.  There are some situations where using this method can be challenged such as next to a glass greenhouse, next to a swimming pool, under patios or places an underground blast could cause damage.  However, in area where there is no such problems this is a good long term control method normally appealing to people who do not want to use poisons because of pets and environmental concerns as well as people looking for ways to destroy the gopher tunnels.

Farms, Vineyards and Multi-Acre Gopher Control
These large properties is perfect for blowing up gopher mounds.  These properties are large and many would like to organic or as organic as reasonably possible.  This is a good solution for those looking for such a method.  Although propane is used for the controlled explosion it’s percentage in the formula is very small.  The highly enriched oxygen injected is what give the “power” behind the blast and very little propane is need to cause the explosion.  No secondary poison or anything else would harm crops or wildlife.  Since the tunnels are destroyed, re-infestation is prolonged making this a good gopher control for long term thinkers.  It also makes finding new activity easier since the tunnels are destroyed new gophers must re-dig their way in and therefore leave evidence of their presence.

Golf Course Gopher Control
Golf courses can take advantage of burrow blasting on the roughs and outer areas to reduce gopher infestation and make future gophers re-dig.  Re-digging is a big advantage because now they can not come in undetected and can be dealt with as soon as they arrive and before major damage.  A golf course may consider using Rodent Guys for burrow blasting every 3 months or so to eliminate tunnels for this reason.  Using burrow blasting as a supplemental gopher control can keep costs down while keeping control optimized and remember no need to give notice of intent when no poisons are used.

There are five species of ground squirrels that are native to California. The ground squirrel that is most likely to be encountered is the California Ground Squirrel also known as the Beechy Ground Squirrel.

How Do I Know if I Have Ground Squirrels and not Tree Squirrels ?
The California ground squirrel can be identified by physical as well as behavioral characteristics. Adult ground squirrels can reach an overall length of 18-20 inches with the body slightly longer than the tail. California ground squirrels are gray with lighter flecks distributed over the surface of the back and sides. The nape of the neck has a pair of dark triangular patches that extend just beyond the shoulders. A noticeable white fringe adorns the sides and tip of the tail. When frightened they always seek shelter in an underground burrow. Ground squirrels live in unplugged burrows in the ground that are approximately 4 inches across and are active only during the day.  If you see a squirrel run up a tree when frightened this will be a tree squirrel which do not burrow and usually do not get removed from property unless eating fruit or causing other problems.  Tree squirrel removal is a rare all for us to get it is almost always for ground squirrels.

Squirrel Damage
Ground squirrels damage many fruit and nut trees as well as vegetables and ornamental plants. They may damage young trees, shrubs and vines by gnawing bark, girdling trunks, eating twigs and leaves, and burrowing around roots. Ground squirrels will chew on plastic sprinkler heads and irrigation pipe. They also feed on the eggs of ground nesting birds, such as pheasant and quail. Their extensive burrows damage landscaping and undermine structures, roads, dams, and slopes contributing to erosion. When populations become unnaturally high, their burrowing and feeding activities may serve to degrade an area’s biodiversity, sometimes leaving it a pockmarked moonscape.   This is why people want to hire a professional pest control company to remove squirrels from their property.

Squirrel Control
California ground squirrels do very well in areas disturbed or altered by man which border a natural setting. In fact, in these areas ground squirrel populations may increase to many times the level it would be in a truly natural environment. It is in these situations that control frequently becomes necessary.
The most effective control measures for ground squirrel removal are poison baits, burrow fumigants and trapping. The last technique is an option that a homeowner can have limited success with.  However, due to a change in US EPA labeling requirements, poison baits distributed by the County Agricultural Commissioner offices are no longer available for sale to the general public. Remember, squirrel bait can pose a risk to pets and wildlife if used improperly- FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY if you are able to find squirrel poison and with to use by yourself.   Squirrel removal is best performed by a professional who knows how to remove ground squirrels for each unique situation and can buy the effective bait.  How to get rid of ground squirrels is half the battle, having the correct equipment to get rid of squirrels is also key, but the experience  is what separates the professional from the homeowner and makes hiring them worth it.

Legal Status
Ground squirrels are classified as nongame mammals by the California Fish and Game code. Nongame mammals which are found to be injuring crops or other property may be controlled at any time or in any manner that is legal and humane by the owner or tenant of the property. They may also be controlled by federal, state or county officers or employees while acting in their official capacities.  If you are not sure the best way to get rid of squirrels call us to take care of the problem for you.

Rodent Guys Pest Control
We will choose the best and most effective manner to get rid of ground squirrels from your property.  To get rid of squirrels we have to come up with a game plan that is safe for non target animals and pets as well as the homeowners family and property.  Trapping can get a population lowered in a few days to a few weeks depending on population.  Baiting is normally the most cost effective strategy for squirrel extermination and can give long term control if used as a monthly maintenance program.  A combination of the two methods is a super fast and effective game plan to get rid of ground squirrels fast.  To get an idea of pricing of squirrel removal please see our pricing page.

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California Dept of Pesticide
County of SB AG Commissioner
County of Riverside AG Commissioner
County of Orange AG Commissioner
County of San Diego AG Commissioner
County of Ventura AG Commissioner

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Moles are mammals that live under ground, burrowing holes. Moles have cylindrical bodies covered in fur with small or covered eyes; the ears are generally not visible. Moles are of the Family Talpidae: several genera and species, including the Eastern Mole ( Scalopus aquaticus) of North America. Moles feed on small invertebrate animals living under ground eg: earthworms& other soil inhabiting insects and their stages Moles remove many damaging insects and grubs from lawns and gardens. However, their burrowing habits destroy lawns and parks beauty, destroy flower beds, tear up the roots of grasses,

It is important to properly identify the kind of animal causing damage before setting out to control the damage. Moles and pocket gophers are often found in the same location and their damage is often confused. Control methods differ for the two species. Moles leave volcano-shaped hills that are often made up of clods of soil. The Mole hills are pushed up from the deep tunnels and may be 2 to 24 inches (5 to 60 cm) tall. The number of Mole hills is not a measure of the number of Moles in a given area. Surface tunnels or ridges are indicative of Mole activity. Pocket gopher mounds are generally kidney-shaped and made of finely sifted and cloddy soil. Generally, gophers leave larger mounds than Moles do. Gopher mounds are often built in a line, indicative of a deeper tunnel system. Mole Control and Mole Removal is the only way to Control Moles and Mole Breeding. A Mole Nuisance in the home can upset daily life and Removing Moles from the home can be even more challanging. Mole varieties vary greatly in size. Mole control for large Moles can be a challenge as well as Mole Control for small Moles. Mole Animal Control or Removal of Moles may be essential for human health and controlling

The two most common mole varieties are star-nosed and eastern. They are nearly 7 inches long from nose to tail. They have broad, outward-facing pads on their front feet, small and narrow hind feet, and tiny pinholes for eyes; their ears are not visible. Moles use their paws to tunnel through the ground searching for ants, earthworms and grubs. They are insectivores who do not eat plants but feed mainly on earthworms, insect larvae and anthropoids. Some moles eat tubers and roots of garden plants. A person can easily find whether they have moles in their lawn or garden by seeing trenches and dug-up soil. Adult mole measures from 12 to 20 cm in length and has dark grey or brown, velvety fur. Moles do not hibernate but remain active day or night throughout the year. During winter, mole looks for food deep below the frost line. Having moles in your garden or lawn can be beneficial as it can consume insects like larvae, slue, in addition there are some who eat small snakes and mice. But the disadvantage is it can destroy lawns, gardens, park, golf courses and cemeteries. They can kill planets when tunneling by removing soil around roots. Unprotected roots dry out and die.

Mole population is increasing rapidly throughout the word due to wet and mild winters. Hence it is important to use latest mole matching and mole trapping techniques. Major problem with moles are tunnels. They can leave ridged tunnels all over a lawn. They are not harmful but can ruin your nice landscape or yard. Average life span of a mole is around four years.

Please visit our pricing page for more information on getting rid of moles in your yard.

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Rodents

County of LA Ag Commissioner
California Dept of Pesticide
County of SB AG Commissioner
County of Riverside AG Commissioner
County of Orange AG Commissioner
County of San Diego AG Commissioner
County of Ventura AG Commissioner

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Rodent Guys is the premier gopher extermination company in Southern California.  Having much concern of customers dogs and children’s safety we offer both traditional poison methods and innovative non poison methods.  Pet safe rodent control is our normal way to exterminate gophers. There are two safe methods we use in our arsenal of techniques – trapping and pressurized exhaust.

Pressurized exhaust is our most innovative gopher and burrowing rodents treatment method. This method uses exhaust that has been pressurized into a tank and connected with 300 foot lines and insertion probe. The probe is place into the gophers burrow system and injected with high concentrations of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide to suffocate and kill the gopher, mole or squirrel.

This method can be used year-round with good control and safe for your pets and family.  These units are expensive and only used by companies who truly specialize in gophers.  Just another reason to see why Rodent Guys is the company to call for gophers, moles and squirrels.

Burrow blasting is another innovative tool Rodent Guys owns and uses to control gophers and ground squirrels.  This technique is designed for larger properties and larger infestations.  The advantage of this method is the destruction of the tunnel system which reduces further infestations.  The disadvantage of this method is the destruction to the turf and landscape along with fire danger and noise level.

In the right situation, this is an effective tool for gopher control and ground squirrel control.  The biggest advantage of this method – its a blast to use. (pun intended)

Gopher mound in grass

Gopher trapping is an effective gopher control method and like any other method has its pros and cons.  The pros of gopher trapping is with a trained technician 100% control can be achieved.  The other big advantage of trapping is the fact no poison is needed to gain control.  The disadvantage of gopher trapping is the required labor to set traps and the repeat visits to set and re-set traps.  All and all an effective and sound way to control gophers.

Rodent Guys is versed in many methods to control gophers in small residential up to large commercial sites.  We implement many techniques to control your gopher population, moles or squirrels with trapping being just one of ways to control gophers.

Mole Trapping is the trickiest of all the rodents we control.  Rodent Guys uses trapping as the primary mole control method.  We use several types of traps including in-line mole traps, plunger traps, choker mole traps and scissor traps.  We choose the type of trap based on the evidence left behind and soil conditions of the property.  Mole jobs can take overnight or sometimes a few weeks to gain control.

Ground Squirrel control has it’s best success through trapping.  Our trapping techniques will trap multiple squirrels in a single trap for quick and efficient squirrel control.  The advantage of trapping ground squirrels is no poisons are used and poison is one of the best methods of squirrel control.

We also do squirrel trapping in conjunction with our pressurized exhaust to get the best of both worlds and still a very safe squirrel control strategy.

Call us today to discuss your needs and concerns with controlling rodents with pet safe rodent control on your property.  We can discuss your unique situation and decide which is the best method or methods to get your property back in shape.   Your safety and the safety of your pets and other wildlife is our greatest concern.  The biggest advantage of using Rodent Guys is we can keep safety in mind and yet still get results.