Los Alamitos 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service protects your Los Alamitos landscaping from the extensive damage from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone we are aware of for Los Alamitos.
Our typical method for gopher service for Los Alamitos, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with trapping and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Los Alamitos pets and other wildlife along with predatory birds is high.
This is why Rodent Guys gopher service starts out by trapping inside the gopher tunnels near recent gopher evidence on your Los Alamitos yard. Most traps are inserted down into the gopher’s tunnel using markers marking their positions. Rodent Guys typically will allow the gopher traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher service in Los Alamitos. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any more gophers in the burrow including any young in the nest. Utilizing 2 seperate control techniques such as these gives great gopher control allowing us to give the best guarantee for gopher service in Los Alamitos, CA.
Why not not use gopher poison?
Various poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good control. Even the commercial version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be merely fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a little higher than that but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher service in Los Alamitos it is also quite lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention a child. At times gophers will force poison out of their tunnels if they don’t plan to consume 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 eat the lethal poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the poison. Don’t let companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Los Alamitos property are two to eight inches down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the dirt 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 ate the bait. The poison 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 a pest control company serving Los Alamitos try to tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Los Alamitos, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many methods 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 pull out a gopher that you have removed the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know people want their gopher problem fixed right away in Los Alamitos. 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 best 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 whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in around 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. After the machines are turned 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 Los Alamitos for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of any company we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you see any activity you can call us out with no cost to your address and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property once per month traversing the entire landscape 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 minimizes the damage they do and keeps your landscape as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next visit 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. We look forward to hearing from you.