La Habra 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service protects your La Habra property from the extensive damage from gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, dogs, cats and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone around for La Habra.
The typical approach for gopher service for La Habra, CA home and commercial gopher removal is dual process of traps and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poison bait. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your La Habra pets and other animals along with predatory birds is high.
Instead Rodent Guys gopher service starts out by trapping inside the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher evidence on your La Habra home. Most traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel using small flags displaying their positions. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher service in La Habra. 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 the offspring in the nest. Utilizing two types of methods such as these gives great gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the best guarantee for gopher service in La Habra, CA.
Why not not use gopher poison?
While many poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them have good control. This includes the commercial version of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons slightly higher but not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher service in La Habra it is also very lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention children. At times gophers will force poison out of their tunnels if they don’t plan to eat it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to consume the lethal bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly thirty minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the lethal bait. Don’t let technicians lie to you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your La Habra lawn are two to eight inches down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit 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 own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not allow pest control companies serving La Habra try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in La Habra, CA?
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 control is it works very well and is pet safe. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have removed the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows customers want their gopher problem fixed quickly in La Habra. When 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 highest chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unbreathable environment which only needs 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. Once 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 La Habra for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of any company we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you see any activity you can call us back with no charge to your home and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home once each month traversing the entire area and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between calls we can be called out to take care of the activity so you do not have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps your landscape as gopher free as possible. An extra visit will be done or perform the next visit early depending how soon 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.