La Habra 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher control service protects your La Habra home from the vast damage by gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers has no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company around for La Habra.
The normal method for gopher removal for La Habra, CA home and commercial gopher removal is dual process of trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poison. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your La Habra dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is elevated.
Instead Rodent Guys gopher removal begins with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher evidence on your La Habra home. Most traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags displaying their positions. Rodent Guys typically will let the gopher traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher removal in La Habra. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the burrow including any offspring in the burrow. Utilizing 2 different control techniques such as these gives excellent gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to give the longest guarantee for gopher removal in La Habra, CA.
What reason do we not not use gopher poison?
While many poisons 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, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is known to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a little higher than that but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher removal in La Habra it is also quite lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as children. At times gophers will eject poison out of their tunnels if they do not intend 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 consume the deadly bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly thirty minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and eats the bait. Don’t let pest control companies fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your La Habra property are two to eight inches down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the ground previously.
The other common 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 dog eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let pest control companies serving La Habra tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in La Habra, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many ways 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 solved the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know people want their gopher infestation solved right away in La Habra. Since 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 best 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 around 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from 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 best guarantee of anyone we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you see any activity you can call us back with no cost to your property and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer regular service for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully performed monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property once per month traversing the entire area 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 do not have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps your landscape at its best. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next visit 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. No time like the present – call us now.