Los Alamitos 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher control service protects your Los Alamitos landscaping from the extensive damage caused from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers utilizes 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 any company around for Los Alamitos.
The normal method for gopher trapping for Los Alamitos, CA home and commercial gopher removal is a combination of trapping and gas injection. We do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poisonous bait. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Los Alamitos pets and other animals along with predatory birds is elevated.
Because of this Rodent Guys gopher trapping starts out with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent gopher activity on your Los Alamitos location. Most traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel using markers marking their positions. 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 removed from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher trapping in Los Alamitos. After the trapping we will 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 burrow. With two different control techniques such as these offers excellent gopher control allowing us to give the longest guarantee for gopher trapping in Los Alamitos, CA.
Why not not use gopher poison?
Various poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them work well. Even the professional strength of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons slightly higher but not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher trapping in Los Alamitos it is also very lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as a child. Sometimes gophers will force poison out of their tunnels when they don’t plan to eat it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed 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 eats the bait. Don’t let companies trick you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your Los Alamitos property are two to eight inches down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the dirt 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 bait. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and don’t let pest control companies serving Los Alamitos try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Los Alamitos, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many methods for gopher extermination 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. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know customers want their gopher infestation solved right away in Los Alamitos. Since we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally separate method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest chances of full gopher eradication.
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 around 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the burrow. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels. Above ground people and pets 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 Los Alamitos for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of anyone 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 charge to your property and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer routine service for residential and commercial properties. This is normally performed monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time each month walking the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between appointments we can be called out to take care of it so you do not have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps you at its best. We will either do an extra service or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next appointment is scheduled.
Give us a call – 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.