La Palma 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher control service protects your La Palma landscape from the devastating damage by gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, dogs, cats and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone we are aware of for La Palma.
Our typical approach for gopher extermination for La Palma, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your La Palma dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is elevated.
Instead our gopher extermination starts out by trapping inside the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher activity on your La Palma location. The traps are inserted inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags showing their positions. Rodent Guys normally will allow the traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher extermination 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 any offspring in the nest. Utilizing 2 different control techniques such as these offers excellent gopher control allowing us to give the longest guarantee for gopher extermination in La Palma, CA.
Why do you no not use gopher poison?
There are many poisons are sold for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness. Even the commercial strength of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is reported to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons a little better than that but not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher extermination in La Palma it is also very lethal to pets and wildlife not to mention a child. Sometimes gophers will push poison from their tunnels when they don’t intend to consume it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to eat the lethal bait. 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 tunnel going after the gopher and eats the lethal bait. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your La Palma landscape are 2-8″ down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the dirt 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 bait. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not let a pest control company serving La Palma 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 extermination 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. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have removed the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know people want their gopher problem solved quickly in La Palma. When we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally different method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest chances of full gopher eradication.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unlivable environment which only needs them to breath as a method of control. The whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in about 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the burrow. After the machines are turned 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.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of any company we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us back at no cost to your address and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time each month walking the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between appointments 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 gophers do and keeps you at its best. We will either do an extra service or perform the next visit early depending how close your next appointment 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. Talk to you soon.