Westminster 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher removal service protects your Westminster landscape from the extensive damage caused from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers has no poisons and is safe for kids, pets like dogs and cats and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone around for Westminster.
Our typical method for gopher removal for Westminster, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is a combination 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 bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Westminster dogs, cats and children and other animals along with predatory birds is great.
Based on this our gopher removal starts out with trapping in the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher activity on your Westminster home. These traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags showing their locations. Rodent Guys normally will allow the gopher traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys come to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher removal in Westminster. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the burrow including the young in the nest. With 2 seperate control techniques such as these gives great gopher control allowing us to give the longest guarantee for gopher removal in Westminster, CA.
The reason to not not use gopher poison?
While many poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good control. Even the professional version of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is known to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is slightly higher but not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher removal in Westminster it is also quite dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention children. Sometimes gophers will push poison from their burrows if they don’t plan to eat it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to eat the deadly poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly thirty minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and digs down to the poison. Don’t let pest control companies fool you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Westminster yard are two to eight inches below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed a lot of the dirt already.
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 bait. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher it is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not allow pest control companies serving Westminster try to tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Westminster, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many methods for gopher control for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is pet safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows customers want their gopher problem fixed quickly in Westminster. When 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 extermination.
The carbon monoxide fills 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 lethal 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 from the gopher tunnels. People and pets above ground 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 Westminster for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of anyone we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us back at no charge to your property and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time each month walking the entire property 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 you at its best. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next service early depending how soon your next appointment 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.