Duarte gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service for Duarte gopher control protects landscapes from the devastating damage from gophers. Our residential service for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company we are aware of servicing Duarte, CA.
The typical approach for home gopher control in Duarte and commercial gopher removal in Duarte is dual process of trapping and gas injection. We do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poisonous bait. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your pets and other animals including predatory birds is high.
This is why Rodent Guys Duarte gopher control begins by setting traps in the gopher tunnels near most recent activity on your yard. The traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags showing their positions. Rodent Guys typically will allow the traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Duarte gopher control. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any more gophers in the tunnel including any young in the burrow. With 2 types of methods such as these gives fantastic gopher control in Duarte allowing Rodent Guys to give the best guarantee.
The reason to not use poison for gopher control in Duarte?
Several poison baits are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good control as a method by itself. This includes the commercial version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your Duarte property. Our experience with these poisons is a bit better but still not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher bait not having good control it is also very dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as a child for your Duarte gopher control project. Sometimes gophers will force poison from their burrows when 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 animals) to consume the lethal bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the bait. Don’t let pest control companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Duarte yard are 2-8″ below and easy to dig 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 eating 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 he he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poison and do not let pest control companies serving Duarte, CA try to tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many methods for gopher extermination for our customers over the years. In Duarte, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is child safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows Duarte people want their gopher infestation fixed right away. Since 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 Duarte property. People and pets above ground are unaffected by the gasses down in the tunnel. Our devices are registered and approved by EPA and State of California laws for everyone’s safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of anyone we know about serving Duarte. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us out at no charge 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 Duarte. This is normally done on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home once each month walking 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 the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps you as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next service early depending how soon your next Duarte appointment is scheduled.
Call us up – its free. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your Duarte property. Talk to you soon.
Take this time to call us Rodent Guys for you Duarte gopher control project at 909-599-4711.