Los Alamitos 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher control service protects your Los Alamitos landscaping from the devastating damage caused from gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for kids, dogs, cats and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone we are aware of for Los Alamitos.
The normal method for gopher removal for Los Alamitos, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is a combination of traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal 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 Los Alamitos dogs, cats and children and other wildlife including predatory birds is great.
Instead Rodent Guys gopher removal starts out by trapping inside the gopher tunnels near recent gopher evidence on your Los Alamitos location. Most traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags displaying their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the 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 1st phase of our gopher removal in Los Alamitos. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any more gophers in the tunnel including any young in the burrow. With two seperate methods such as these gives great gopher control allowing us to give the longest guarantee for gopher removal in Los Alamitos, CA.
The reason to not not use gopher poison?
There are many poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work well. Even the commercial strength of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is known to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a bit higher than that but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher removal in Los Alamitos it is also quite dangerous to pets and wildlife as well as a child. Sometimes gophers will eject poison from their burrows when they don’t plan 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 consume the lethal bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 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 technicians fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Los Alamitos yard are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil already.
The last common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that consumed the bait. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher it he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and don’t allow pest control companies serving Los Alamitos tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Los Alamitos, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many ways 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 very well and is pet safe. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have removed the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know customers want their gopher problem fixed quickly in Los Alamitos. Since we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally different technique 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 requires them to breath as a method of control. The entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in about thirty 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. 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.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of any company we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us back with no charge to your home and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally performed monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time per month traversing 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 it so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps you as gopher free as possible. An extra visit will be done or perform the next visit early depending how close your next appointment is scheduled.
Give us a call – 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. No time like the present – call us now.