Los Angeles gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service for Los Angeles gopher control protects properties from the vast damage by gophers. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company around servicing Los Angeles, CA.
The normal approach for home gopher control in Los Angeles and commercial gopher removal in Los Angeles is combined with traps and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is high.
Based on this our Los Angeles gopher control begins with setting traps in the gopher tunnels near recent evidence on your yard. These traps are inserted down into the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags showing their locations. Rodent Guys normally will let the trap sets sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys come to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our Los Angeles gopher control. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the tunnel including any babies in the burrow. Utilizing two separate control techniques such as these gives great gopher control in Los Angeles allowing Rodent Guys to give the longest guarantee.
Why not not use poison for gopher control in Los Angeles?
Various poisons are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively as a sole control. This includes the professional version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Los Angeles property. We have noticed with these poisons slightly better than that but not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having good control it is also very lethal to pets and wildlife not to mention a child for your Los Angeles gopher control project. At times gophers will force poison from their burrows if they don’t plan to consume it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now in reach for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to eat the lethal poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the bait. Don’t let pest control companies trick you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your Los Angeles lawn are two to eight inches down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the dirt previously.
The other common way for your pet or wildlife to be poisoned by gopher bait is by eating a dead or dying gopher that ate 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 don’t let a pest control company serving Los Angeles, CA tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps?
We have played with many ways for gopher control in the past few years. In Los Angeles, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works extremely well and is wildlife safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have removed the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide?
We know Los Angeles customers want their gopher infestation solved quickly. When we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest chances of full gopher eradication.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable environment which only needs them to breath as a method of control. The whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in around thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the burrow. Once the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Los Angeles 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 everyone’s safety.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of any company we have seen serving Los Angeles. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during 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.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform regular service for residential and commercial properties in Los Angeles. This is normally done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home once per month traversing the entire landscape and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between calls we can be called out to take care of it so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps your property as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra service or perform the next service early depending how soon your next Los Angeles appointment 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 Los Angeles property. Talk to you soon.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Los Angeles gopher control project at 909-599-4711.