La Palma 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service protects your La Palma home from the extensive damage from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone around for La Palma.
Our normal approach for gopher control for La Palma, CA home and commercial gopher removal is dual process of traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poison. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your La Palma dogs, cats and children and other wildlife including predatory birds is high.
This is why Rodent Guys gopher control starts out with setting traps in the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher evidence on your La Palma home. Most traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel using small flags showing their positions. Rodent Guys typically will let the gopher traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher control in La Palma. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the burrow including any babies in the nest. Using 2 seperate techniques such as these offers great gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the best guarantee for gopher control in La Palma, CA.
What reason do we not not use gopher poison?
Various poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively. This includes the commercial strength of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is slightly higher than that but still not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in La Palma it is also quite lethal to pets and wildlife as well as children. At times gophers will eject poison from their tunnels if they don’t intend to consume it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the deadly bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly thirty minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and eats the poison. Don’t let pest control companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your La Palma yard are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the dirt already.
The other way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that consumed the bait. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let a pest control company serving La Palma try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in La Palma, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many methods for gopher control for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is wildlife safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows people want their gopher infestation solved right away in La Palma. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally different technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unbreathable environment which only requires them to breath as a method of control. The entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in about thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels. Above ground people and pets are unaffected by the exhaust down in the tunnel. Our machines are registered and approved by EPA and State of California regulations for everyone’s safety and legal in La Palma for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of anyone we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you see any activity you can call us out with no cost to your property and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully done monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time each month walking the entire landscape and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between calls we can be called out to take care of it so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps you as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra service or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next service is scheduled.
Call us up – there is not cost for a call. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone. No time like the present – call us now.