Gopher Extermination Los Alamitos

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Rodent Guys gopher eradication service protects your Los Alamitos home from the extensive damage from gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for children, pets and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone around for Los Alamitos.

Our normal approach for gopher extermination for Los Alamitos, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is combined with trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Los Alamitos dogs, cats and children and other wildlife including predatory birds is high.

Instead our gopher extermination begins by setting traps inside the gopher tunnels near recent gopher activity on your Los Alamitos property. Most traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel using markers marking their positions. Rodent Guys normally will  allow the gopher 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 1st phase of our gopher extermination in Los Alamitos. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the tunnel including the offspring in the nest. With two seperate methods such as these gives great gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to give the best guarantee for gopher extermination in Los Alamitos, CA.

One of our carbon monoxide machines for Los Alamitos


The reason to not not use gopher poison?

Various poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them have good control. This includes the professional version of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be merely fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons a little higher than that but still not too low for repeatable results.

Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher extermination in Los Alamitos it is also quite dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as a child. At times gophers will eject poison from their burrows if they do not plan to consume it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to consume the deadly bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.

Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the poison. Don’t let companies fool you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Los Alamitos yard are two to eight inches down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the ground previously.

The last way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that ate the poison. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not let a pest control company serving Los Alamitos try to tell you it is safe – it is not.

Why use traps for removing gophers in Los Alamitos, CA?

Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many techniques for gopher extermination in the past few years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works extremely well and is pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the issue.

Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?

Rodent Guys knows people want their gopher problem solved right away in Los Alamitos. 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 highest chances of full gopher eradication.

The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unbreathable 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 around 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels. People and pets above ground 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 Los Alamitos for burrowing animals.

What is the Guarantee?

Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of any company we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you see any activity you can call us back at no cost to your home and we will re-treat the area.

Do you offer monthly service?

We offer routine service for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home once each month traversing the entire landscape and treating the gopher activity.

If gopher activity is seen in between appointments we can be called out to take care of the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps your landscape as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra service or perform the next visit early depending how close your next service is scheduled.

Call us up – its free. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone. No time like the present – call us now.

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