Westminster 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher eradication service protects your Westminster home from the devastating damage from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company we are aware of for Westminster.
Our normal method for gopher control for Westminster, CA home and commercial gopher removal is a combination of trapping and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poisonous bait. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Westminster pets and other animals along with predatory birds is great.
Because of this Rodent Guys gopher control starts out with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher activity on your Westminster yard. These traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel using markers showing their locations. Rodent Guys normally will let the gopher traps sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher control in Westminster. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the burrow including any young in the burrow. Using 2 types of control techniques such as these gives great gopher control allowing us to offer the longest guarantee for gopher control in Westminster, CA.
Why not not use gopher poison?
While many poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively. Even the professional strength of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons a little better than that but still not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in Westminster it is also extremely dangerous to pets and wildlife as well as a child. At times gophers will force poison out of their burrows when they do not intend to eat it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to consume the deadly bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly thirty minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and gets into the lethal bait. Don’t let pest control companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Westminster landscape are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed much of the dirt previously.
The last common 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 poison is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and don’t allow pest control companies serving Westminster try to tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Westminster, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many techniques 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 extremely well and is child safe. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have solved the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know customers want their gopher problem fixed quickly in Westminster. Since we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally separate technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher eradication.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unbreathable environment which only requires them to breath as a method of control. The whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in around thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from 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 Westminster for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of anyone we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us out with no cost to your address and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform regular service for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully done on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property once per month traversing the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between calls we can be called out to take care of the activity so you do not have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps you at its best. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next appointment is scheduled.
Give us a call – 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. We look forward to hearing from you.