Gopher Trapping Westminster

Westminster 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles

Rodent Guys gopher removal service protects your Westminster landscape from the extensive damage from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, dogs, cats and other wildlife. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company around for Westminster.

Our typical approach for gopher trapping for Westminster, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is a combination of trapping and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison bait. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Westminster dogs, cats and children and other wildlife including predatory birds is elevated.

Based on this our gopher trapping starts out with setting traps in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher activity on your Westminster home. The traps are inserted down into the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags showing their positions. Rodent Guys normally will  let the gopher traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.

When we arrive to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher trapping in Westminster. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any more gophers in the tunnel including any young in the burrow. Using two types of control techniques such as these gives fantastic gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the longest guarantee for gopher trapping in Westminster, CA.

One of our carbon monoxide machines for Westminster


The reason to not not use gopher poison?

While many poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work well. This includes the commercial version of gopher bait 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. Our experience with these poisons is a bit better than that but still not high enough.

Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher trapping in Westminster it is also extremely lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as a child. At times gophers will push poison from their burrows if they do not intend to eat it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the deadly bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.

Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the lethal bait. Don’t let technicians fool you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Westminster property are two to eight inches below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed a lot of the soil 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 lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. 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 – it is not.

Why use traps for removing gophers in Westminster, CA?

Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many techniques for gopher control 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 wildlife safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have removed the problem.

What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?

We know customers want their gopher infestation fixed quickly in Westminster. When we follow our trapping 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 needs them to breath as a method of control. The whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in around thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from 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 Westminster for burrowing animals.

How do you guarantee your work?

Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of any company we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us back with no cost to your home and we will re-treat the area.

Do you offer monthly service?

We offer regular service for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time 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 it so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps your property at its best. An extra visit will be done or perform the next service early depending how soon your next visit 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.

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