Long Beach gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher eradication service for Long Beach gopher control protects landscapes from the devastating damage by gophers. Our residential service for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone we are aware of servicing Long Beach, CA.
Our normal approach for residential gopher control in Long Beach and commercial gopher removal in Long Beach is a combination of trapping and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other animals along with predatory birds is elevated.
This is why Rodent Guys Long Beach gopher control starts out with trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the recent activity on your home. These traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel using markers showing their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our Long Beach gopher control. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the tunnel including any offspring in the nest. Utilizing 2 types of techniques such as these offers fantastic gopher control in Long Beach allowing Rodent Guys to offer the longest guarantee.
The reason to not use poison for gopher control in Long Beach?
Various poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness as a method by itself. Even the commercial version 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 method of gopher control for your Long Beach property. We have seen with these poisons a bit better than that but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control it is also quite dangerous to pets and wildlife as well as children for your Long Beach gopher control project. Sometimes gophers will push poison from their burrows when they do not plan to eat it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now available for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to eat the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and consumes the bait. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Long Beach lawn are two to eight inches down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed a lot of the soil previously.
The other 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 bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poison and don’t allow a pest control company serving Long Beach, CA try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps?
We have played with many methods for gopher eradication in the past few years. In Long Beach, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works very well and is child safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide?
We know Long Beach customers want their gopher problem fixed quickly. Since we follow our trapping 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 fills 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 turned off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels of your Long Beach property. Above ground people and pets are unaffected by the gasses down in the tunnel. Our devices are registered and approved by EPA and State of California laws for your safety.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of anyone we have seen serving Long Beach. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us out with no cost 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 Long Beach. This is normally performed monthly which consists 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 treatments we can be called out to take care of it so you do not have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps you at its best. An extra service will be done or perform the next service early depending how close your next Long Beach appointment is scheduled.
Give us a call – its free. We would be pleased to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your Long Beach property. Talk to you soon.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Long Beach gopher control project at 909-599-4711.