La Habra 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service protects your La Habra landscape from the extensive damage by gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers has no poisons and is safe for kids, dogs, cats and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company around for La Habra.
The typical approach for gopher extermination for La Habra, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is a combination of trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the usual 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 La Habra pets and other wildlife along with predatory birds is great.
Instead our gopher extermination starts out by setting traps in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher activity on your La Habra property. Most traps are inserted inside the gopher’s tunnel using markers showing 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 arrive to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher extermination in La Habra. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any more gophers in the tunnel including any young in the nest. Utilizing 2 seperate control techniques such as these offers excellent gopher control allowing us to offer the longest guarantee for gopher extermination in La Habra, CA.
Why do you no not use gopher poison?
Serveral poison baits are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good effeciency. This includes the commercial version of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. 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 not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher extermination in La Habra it is also very lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention a child. Sometimes gophers will push poison out of their tunnels if they do not plan to consume it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now in reach for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to eat the deadly bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the lethal bait. Don’t let companies fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your La Habra property are 2-8″ down 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 eating 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 own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t allow a pest control company serving La Habra try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in La Habra, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many methods for gopher extermination in the past few years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works extremely 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 customers want their gopher problem solved right away in La Habra. When we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally different technique 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 whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in about thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the burrow. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels. Above ground people and pets 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 Habra for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of anyone we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us out at no charge to your home and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform routine service for residential and commercial properties. This is normally performed on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property once each month walking the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between treatments 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 they do and keeps you at its best. An extra visit will be done or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next visit 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. We look forward to hearing from you.