Malibu gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher control service for Malibu gopher control protects properties from the extensive damage by gophers. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, dogs, cats and other wildlife. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone around servicing Malibu, CA.
The typical method for home gopher control in Malibu and commercial gopher removal in Malibu is a combination of traps and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other wildlife along with predatory birds is great.
This is why Rodent Guys Malibu gopher control starts out with setting traps in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent activity on your property. The traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags displaying their locations. Rodent Guys normally will allow the traps sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Malibu gopher control. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the tunnel including the young in the burrow. Utilizing two types of methods such as these gives fantastic gopher control in Malibu allowing us to offer the best guarantee.
Why not not use poison for gopher control in Malibu?
There are many poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness as a sole control. This includes the professional strength of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your Malibu property. We have noticed with these poisons a bit higher than that but not high enough.
Besides gopher bait not having great control it is also quite lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as a child for your Malibu gopher control project. Sometimes gophers will push 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 (child, pet, other wildlife) to consume the lethal bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly thirty minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and eats the poison. Don’t let companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Malibu yard are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the dirt previously.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by eating 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 he he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poison and don’t allow a pest control company serving Malibu, CA try to tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps?
We have used many methods for gopher control in the past few years. In Malibu, 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 removed the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
We know Malibu customers want their gopher infestation solved quickly. Since 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 floods the gopher burrow system with an UN-breathable environment which only needs them to breath as a method of control. The entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in around thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Malibu 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 regulations for your safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of any company we know about serving Malibu. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you see 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 routine service for residential and commercial properties in Malibu. This is normally performed monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time per month walking the entire property 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 minimizes the damage gophers 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 close your next Malibu appointment is scheduled.
Call us up – its free. We would be pleased to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your Malibu property. Talk to you soon.
Take this time now to call us Rodent Guys for you Malibu gopher control project at 909-599-4711.