Seal Beach 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher control service protects your Seal Beach landscaping from the extensive damage from gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers utilizes 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 longest guarantee of any company around for Seal Beach.
Our normal method for gopher eradication for Seal Beach, CA home and commercial gopher removal is dual process of trapping and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Seal Beach dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is great.
Because of this our gopher eradication begins with trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher evidence on your Seal Beach location. The traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags marking their positions. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we 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 Seal Beach. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any more gophers in the burrow including any babies in the burrow. Utilizing 2 different techniques such as these gives fantastic gopher control allowing us to offer the longest guarantee for gopher eradication in Seal Beach, CA.
What reason do we not not use gopher poison?
Various poison baits are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively. Even the professional version of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons a bit higher but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher eradication in Seal Beach it is also extremely dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention children. At times gophers will force poison from their burrows if they don’t intend to eat it (this is common). 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 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the bait. Don’t let companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Seal Beach landscape are 2-8″ below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the ground previously.
The other common 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 lethal bait 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 bait and do not allow pest control companies serving Seal Beach tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Seal Beach, 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 control is it works very well and is wildlife safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows people want their gopher problem solved quickly in Seal Beach. Since we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide floods 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 deadly gas in about thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from 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 Seal Beach for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of any company we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us back with no charge to your address and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer routine service for residential and commercial properties. This is normally performed on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time each month walking the entire area 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 visit. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps your property as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next service early depending how close your next service is scheduled.
Give us a call – its free. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone. Talk to you soon.