El Segundo gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher control service for El Segundo gopher control protects landscaping from the extensive damage caused from gophers. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers uses 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 around servicing El Segundo, CA.
Our typical approach for residential gopher control in El Segundo and commercial gopher removal in El Segundo is combined with traps and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other animals along with predatory birds is high.
Instead Rodent Guys El Segundo gopher control begins with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent activity on your location. These traps are inserted inside the gopher’s tunnel using small flags displaying their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our El Segundo gopher control. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any more gophers in the tunnel including the offspring in the burrow. With two types of techniques such as these offers great gopher control in El Segundo allowing us to give the best guarantee.
Why not not use poison for gopher control in El Segundo?
While many poison baits are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work well as a method alone. Even the commercial strength of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is known to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your El Segundo property. We have noticed with these poisons a little higher but still not high enough.
Besides gopher bait not having acceptable control it is also extremely lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as children for your El Segundo gopher control project. Sometimes gophers will eject poison out of their tunnels if they don’t plan to consume it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to eat the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and consumes the bait. Don’t let pest control companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your El Segundo landscape are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed much of the ground previously.
The last common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher poison is by eating a dead or dying gopher that ate the poison. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher it he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poison and do not let pest control companies serving El Segundo, CA tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many techniques for gopher eradication in the past few years. In El Segundo, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works very well and is pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide?
We know El Segundo people want their gopher problem solved quickly. Since we follow our trapping program 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 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 lethal gas in around 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. Once the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your El Segundo property. People and pets above ground are unaffected by the exhaust down in the tunnel. Our machines are registered and approved by EPA and State of California laws for everyone’s safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of any company we have seen serving El Segundo. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us back at no charge to your home and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer routine service for residential and commercial properties in El Segundo. This is normally done on a monthly basis consisting 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 visits we can be called out to take care of it so you do not 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 service or perform the next service early depending how soon your next El Segundo service 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 for your El Segundo property. No time like the present – call us now.
Take the time now to call us Rodent Guys for you El Segundo gopher control project at 909-599-4711.