La Palma 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher eradication service protects your La Palma property from the extensive damage caused 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 best guarantee of anyone around for La Palma.
The normal approach for gopher removal for La Palma, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with traps and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your La Palma pets and other animals including predatory birds is great.
Because of this Rodent Guys gopher removal begins by setting traps inside the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher evidence on your La Palma location. Most traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel using small flags displaying their positions. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher removal in La Palma. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the tunnel including any babies in the nest. Utilizing 2 different methods such as these offers great gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to give the longest guarantee for gopher removal in La Palma, CA.
The reason to not not use gopher poison?
While many poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively. This includes the commercial strength of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons slightly higher than that but still not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher removal in La Palma it is also quite lethal to pets and wildlife not to mention a child. At times gophers will push poison out of their burrows if they do not intend to consume it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to consume the deadly poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and gets into the bait. Don’t let companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your La Palma yard are two to eight inches down and easy to dig 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 ate the poison. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t 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?
We have played with many ways for gopher eradication 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 issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know people want their gopher problem solved right away in La Palma. Since we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide fills 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 young in the nest. After the machines are switched 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 offers the longest guarantee of any company we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you see any activity you can call us out with no charge to your address and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer routine service for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully performed on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time each month walking the entire area and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between visits we can be called out to take care of the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps your landscape at its best. An extra service will be done or perform the next service early depending how soon 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. Talk to you soon.