Are you noticing mounds in the lawn and are curious what vermin is causing the destruction? The most likely annoyance in Fontana, CA causing this damage are gophers, moles, ground squirrels, and voles. One method used to tell which rodent requires extermination is to know how to identify them or their destruction. Rodent Guys Gopher Control Company focuses on rodent pest control, gopher extermination, mole elimination, ground squirrel trapping and vole removal in Fontana.
Typical gopher mound
Fontana gophers are territorial and normally live solitary in a burrow system. The only time multiple gophers will occupy a tunnel is during breeding season or when a female gopher has a litter. A gopher’s diet mainly consists of vegetables and the roots of trees, plants and bushes. They damage lawn with their sharp teeth by munching on piping, cables or other buried objects.
Rodent Guys uses gopher traps as the normal control procedure for Fontana gopher extermination. After catching the pest and extracting them from the lawn; carbon monoxide gas will be injected into the tunnel system home. This confirms all the rodents have been treated including the young in the tunnel system. Poison is available, but rarely used by Rodent Guys, due to its low impact on gophers and immense threat to kids, pets and non-target animals. Gophers are not the only pest that lives underground in Fontana.
Typical Mole Tunnel
Moles also tunnel underground and leave holes around the landscaping. Their most known sign is shallow tunnels that can be seen above ground. These mole tunnels look like broken lines through the Fontana garden or along hardscape like sidewalks and cement. A mole gets its nourishment from worms, insects and they prefer grubs. Moles will tear up landscaped areas like raised beds, gardens, and bushes by lifting up the soil while tunneling causing the plants roots to sway in the empty space of the burrow. This is why our rodent pest control is needed.
To treat moles in Fontana the most effective technique is to use a mole trap. Rodent Guys prefer to utilize traps, carbon monoxide and bait for handling moles. Trapping is the primary procedure because of their high effectiveness and you know the mole is exterminated because you physically remove the body from the yard. Poison is only used in rare cases or when soil conditions are not ideal for trapping.
Typical Hole by Ground Squirrel
Unlike gopher and moles, ground squirrels burrow below the surface, but forage for food above ground, living both underground and above ground. Squirrels are omnivores eating nuts, seeds, pinecones, fruits, fungi, and green vegetation. Squirrels also eat insects, eggs, and even small birds, smaller mammals, and frogs. Squirrels can tear up residences by burrowing under buildings and walls and their fleas can carry diseases such as the plague. Never go near a dead squirrel because their fleas will try to find a new host which could end up being you. To lessen exposure to possible infected squirrels, people should hire a pest control service that regularly deals with squirrels.
Rodent Guys’ primary method of ground squirrel extermination in Fontana is with a combination of squirrel trapping and carbon monoxide gassing of the burrow system. All the tunnels of the squirrels are gassed with carbon monoxide and the entrances are shut off. At the same time traps are placed in strategic spots to trap ground squirrels in the area. The next day the traps should be checked for squirrels. During trap checks the squirrel tunnels are also checked and any re-opened holes are treated again with carbon monoxide. The number of trap checks will depend on the infestation level but most residential properties will consist of a set-up day followed by two trap checks. The combination of carbon monoxide and the trap checks will handle most squirrel problems in Fontana.
Typical Vole Damage
Another rodent in Fontana that can cause destruction to yards are voles. A vole’s diet consists of seeds and shrubbery. Voles can digest grass, seedlings, shrubs and plants. You know you have a vole infestation when you see a pock-marked pattern in the grass or dirt. Voles will make many holes in close proximity to each other which they use as escape from predators and to hide food. Often times you will see a trail going from one hole to another. This is caused by the rodent traversing the same path over and over carving a noticeable trail.
Rodent Guys have many treatment options for vole extermination. Just like gophers, moles, and squirrels, voles can be exterminated with trapping, poison or carbon monoxide gas pushed into the tunnel system. Rodent Guys uses carbon monoxide gas with voles as the primary treatment. All situations are different and custom plans are made for each property.
Rodent Guys gopher removal company in Fontana treats for gophers, moles, squirrels, and voles focusing on non-poisonous methods which are safer for children, pets and non-target wildlife. Gophers and moles come with a basic 45-day guarantee which is upgradeable to 60 or 90 days. The guarantee allows the customer to call back if they notice any fresh activity in their yard and a technician will come out and re-treat the area at no additional cost as long as it is within the guarantee period. Monthly service is also an option for properties surrounded with high population levels of rodentsGoogle+