Downey gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher eradication service for Downey gopher control protects landscapes from the extensive damage by gophers. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for children, 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 servicing Downey, CA.
The normal approach for residential gopher control in Downey and commercial gopher removal in Downey is combined with traps and gas injection. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other wildlife including predatory birds is great.
Based on this Rodent Guys Downey gopher control starts out by trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent evidence on your property. The traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags marking their positions. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys come to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our Downey gopher control. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the tunnel including the offspring in the nest. With two separate techniques such as these offers great gopher control in Downey allowing Rodent Guys to offer the longest guarantee.
Why do you not use poison for gopher control in Downey?
While many poisons are sold for controlling gophers but few of them have good efficiency as a sole control. This includes the commercial strength of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Downey property. We have seen with these poisons slightly better than that but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher bait not having acceptable control it is also very dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention a child for your Downey gopher control project. At times gophers will force poison from their tunnels when they don’t plan to eat it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now in reach for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the deadly bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 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 eats the bait. Don’t let companies trick you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your Downey property are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the ground previously.
The other common way for your pet or wildlife to be poisoned by gopher bait is by eating a dead or dying gopher that consumed the poison. The poison 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 highly recommended to not use gopher poison and don’t let a pest control company serving Downey, CA try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps?
We have played with many methods for gopher control for our customers over the years. In Downey, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is wildlife safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide?
We know Downey customers want their gopher infestation solved right away. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally separate technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest chances of full gopher eradication.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an UN-breathable 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 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the burrow. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels of your Downey property. 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.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of any company we have seen serving Downey. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us back at no cost to your home and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Downey. This is usually done on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home once each month traversing the entire area and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between visits we can be called out to take care of it so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps you at its best. An extra service will be done or perform the next service early depending how soon your next Downey service 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 for your Downey property. No time like the present – call us now.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Downey gopher control project at 909-599-4711.