Covina gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher control service for Covina gopher control protects landscaping from the extensive damage caused from gophers. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone we are aware of servicing Covina, CA.
Our normal approach for home gopher control in Covina and commercial gopher removal in Covina is combined with trapping and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your pets and other animals along with predatory birds is high.
Instead our Covina gopher control begins with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent evidence on your property. These traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags marking their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the trap sets sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Covina gopher control. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the burrow including the babies in the burrow. Using two separate methods such as these offers excellent gopher control in Covina allowing us to give the best guarantee.
Why do you not use poison for gopher control in Covina?
Various poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good efficiency as a sole control. This includes the commercial version of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is reported to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Covina property. Our experience with these poisons is a bit better but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having great control it is also quite dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention a child for your Covina gopher control project. Sometimes gophers will push poison from their tunnels when they do not intend to eat it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now in reach for anyone (child, pet, other animals) 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 down n the burrow going after the gopher and digs down to the bait. Don’t let pest control companies fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Covina yard are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the ground previously.
The other way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that ate the bait. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not allow a pest control company serving Covina, CA try to tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps?
We have used many methods for gopher eradication for our customers over the years. In Covina, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal 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?
Rodent Guys knows Covina people want their gopher infestation solved quickly. 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 floods 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 around thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels of your Covina property. 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 laws for your safety.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of anyone we know about serving Covina. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you see any activity you can call us out at no cost to your address and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer routine service for residential and commercial properties in Covina. This is normally performed monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time per month walking 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 it so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps you as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next visit early depending how close your next Covina visit is scheduled.
Call us up – there is not cost for a call. We would be pleased to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your Covina property. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Covina gopher control project at 909-599-4711.