La Palma 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher removal service protects your La Palma landscaping from the devastating damage caused from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for kids, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company we are aware of for La Palma.
Our typical method for gopher trapping for La Palma, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is dual process of trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poison bait. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your La Palma pets and other wildlife including predatory birds is great.
Instead our gopher trapping begins with setting traps in the gopher tunnels nearby the recent gopher evidence on your La Palma yard. These traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags displaying their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the gopher traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher trapping in La Palma. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the tunnel including any offspring in the burrow. Utilizing two seperate techniques such as these gives great gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the longest guarantee for gopher trapping in La Palma, CA.
What reason do we not not use gopher poison?
Various poisons are manufactured 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, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons a bit better than that but still not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher trapping in La Palma it is also extremely lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention children. Sometimes gophers will push poison from their burrows when they do not intend to consume it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to eat the deadly bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and eats the poison. Don’t let technicians lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your La Palma property are two to eight inches down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the ground previously.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that consumed the poison. The poison 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 don’t allow a pest control company serving La Palma try to tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in La Palma, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many techniques 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 extremely well and is child safe. No doubt about 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 infestation solved quickly in La Palma. Since we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally different method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher eradication.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable 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 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the burrow. Once the machines are turned 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 La Palma for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of any company we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us out at no cost to your property and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform routine service for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully done on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home once each month walking the entire landscape and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between treatments 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 gophers do and keeps your landscape as gopher free as possible. An extra visit will be done or perform the next service early depending how soon your next appointment is scheduled.
Call us up – 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.