La Canada Flintridge gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service for La Canada Flintridge gopher control protects properties from the devastating damage caused from gophers. Our residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone we are aware of servicing La Canada Flintridge, CA.
Our typical method for residential gopher control in La Canada Flintridge and commercial gopher removal in La Canada Flintridge is dual process of traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your pets and other animals along with predatory birds is great.
Based on this Rodent Guys La Canada Flintridge gopher control starts out by setting traps in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent activity on your property. These traps are inserted down into the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags marking their positions. Rodent Guys typically will let the trap sets 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 1st phase of our La Canada Flintridge gopher control. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the burrow including the young in the nest. With two different techniques such as these gives excellent gopher control in La Canada Flintridge allowing Rodent Guys to give the best guarantee.
The reason to not use poison for gopher control in La Canada Flintridge?
Various poison baits are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness as a method alone. This includes the professional strength of gopher poison sold to 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 La Canada Flintridge property. We have noticed with these poisons a bit better but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having acceptable control it is also quite lethal to pets and wildlife as well as a child for your La Canada Flintridge gopher control project. Sometimes gophers will force poison out of their tunnels when they don’t intend to eat it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now available for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to consume the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the lethal bait. Don’t let technicians lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your La Canada Flintridge lawn are two to eight inches down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed much of the dirt already.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher poison is by eating a dead or dying gopher that consumed the bait. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poison and don’t let a pest control company serving La Canada Flintridge, CA try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps?
We have used many ways for gopher eradication for our customers over the years. In La Canada Flintridge, 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. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide?
We know La Canada Flintridge customers want their gopher infestation fixed 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 best chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable 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 about thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. Once the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels of your La Canada Flintridge 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 regulations for your safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of any company we know about serving La Canada Flintridge. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us out 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 La Canada Flintridge. This is normally done on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time per month traversing the entire area and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between treatments we can be called out to take care of the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps your property at its best. An extra service will be done or perform the next visit early depending how close your next La Canada Flintridge appointment is scheduled.
Give us a call – its free. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your La Canada Flintridge property. Talk to you soon.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you La Canada Flintridge gopher control project at 909-599-4711.