La Palma 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service protects your La Palma landscaping from the extensive damage caused from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone around for La Palma.
Our typical method for gopher eradication for La Palma, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with traps and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poison. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your La Palma pets and other wildlife including predatory birds is great.
Because of this our gopher eradication starts out by setting traps inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent gopher evidence on your La Palma yard. These traps are inserted inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags showing their positions. Rodent Guys typically will allow the gopher traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys come to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher eradication in La Palma. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the tunnel including the young in the nest. Using two different control techniques such as these offers fantastic gopher control allowing us to give the best guarantee for gopher eradication in La Palma, CA.
What reason do we not not use gopher poison?
Serveral poison baits are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good control. This includes the commercial strength of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is reported to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a bit higher but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher eradication in La Palma it is also quite lethal to pets and wildlife as well as a child. At times gophers will push poison out of their burrows if they do not intend to consume it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now in reach for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to eat the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 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 bait. Don’t let technicians fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your La Palma lawn are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed much of the soil 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 poison. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher it is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and don’t allow pest control companies serving La Palma tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in La Palma, CA?
We have used many methods for gopher extermination for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works extremely well and is pet safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows customers want their gopher infestation fixed quickly in La Palma. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally different method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable 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 exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels. People and pets above ground are unaffected by the gasses 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 offers the longest guarantee of any company we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us out with no charge to your property and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer routine service for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully performed on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time 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 it so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps you at its best. We will either do an extra service or perform the next service early depending how close 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. Talk to you soon.