El Monte gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service for El Monte gopher control protects homes from the vast damage by gophers. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for children, pets and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone we are aware of servicing El Monte, CA.
The normal method for home gopher control in El Monte and commercial gopher removal in El Monte is dual process of traps and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poison bait. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other wildlife along with predatory birds is high.
This is why Rodent Guys El Monte gopher control begins by trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the recent evidence on your location. Most traps are inserted inside the gopher’s tunnel using small flags marking their positions. Rodent Guys typically will allow the traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our El Monte gopher control. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the tunnel including any babies in the burrow. Utilizing 2 different control techniques such as these offers great gopher control in El Monte allowing us to give the best guarantee.
Why do you not use poison for gopher control in El Monte?
While many poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively 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 known to be merely fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your El Monte property. Our experience with these poisons is a bit higher than that but not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having acceptable control it is also quite lethal to pets and wildlife not to mention children for your El Monte gopher control project. At times gophers will force poison from their burrows if 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 around 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the bait. Don’t let pest control companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your El Monte yard are two to eight inches down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil previously.
The other common way for your pet or wildlife to be poisoned by gopher poison is by eating a dead or dying gopher that ate the bait. The lethal 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 strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let pest control companies serving El Monte, CA tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many techniques for gopher control in the past few years. In El Monte, 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 remove a gopher that you have removed the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows El Monte people want their gopher infestation solved 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 extermination.
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 whole 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 nest. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels of your El Monte property. People and pets above ground 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 offers the longest guarantee of any company we know about serving El Monte. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us back at no cost to your address and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in El Monte. This is normally done on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time each month traversing the entire property 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 your landscape as gopher free as possible. An extra visit will be done or perform the next service early depending how close your next El Monte visit is scheduled.
Give us a call – 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 El Monte property. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you El Monte gopher control project at 909-599-4711.