Hawthorne gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher control service for Hawthorne gopher control protects homes from the extensive damage by gophers. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company we are aware of servicing Hawthorne, CA.
Our normal method for home gopher control in Hawthorne and commercial gopher removal in Hawthorne is combined with traps and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is elevated.
Based on this Rodent Guys Hawthorne gopher control begins with trapping inside the gopher tunnels near most recent activity on your yard. Most traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags displaying their locations. Rodent Guys typically will allow the trap sets sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Hawthorne 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 offspring in the burrow. Using 2 separate techniques such as these offers great gopher control in Hawthorne allowing us to give the longest guarantee.
What reason do we not use poison for gopher control in Hawthorne?
Several poisons are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively as a method by itself. This includes the professional version of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Hawthorne property. We have noticed with these poisons slightly better than that but still not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having great control it is also quite lethal to pets and wildlife not to mention children for your Hawthorne gopher control project. At times gophers will eject poison out of their burrows when they don’t intend to eat it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now available for anyone (child, pet, other animals) 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 tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the lethal bait. Don’t let companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Hawthorne yard are two to eight inches down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed much of the dirt already.
The other common way for your pet or wildlife to be poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that consumed the bait. The 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 highly recommended to not use gopher poison and do not allow a pest control company serving Hawthorne, CA tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps?
We have used many techniques for gopher eradication for our customers over the years. In Hawthorne, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works very well and is wildlife safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have solved the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
We know Hawthorne customers want their gopher problem fixed quickly. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment 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 whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in about 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the nest. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Hawthorne 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 regulations for your safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of anyone we know about serving Hawthorne. 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.
What about monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Hawthorne. This is usually performed monthly consisting 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 calls we can be called out to take care of the activity so you do not have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps your landscape at its best. An extra visit will be done or perform the next service early depending how soon your next Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne property. No time like the present – call us now.
Take the time now to call us Rodent Guys for you Hawthorne gopher control project at 909-599-4711.