Manhattan Beach gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher removal service for Manhattan Beach gopher control protects landscaping from the extensive damage caused from gophers. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for children, pets and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company we are aware of servicing Manhattan Beach, CA.
The normal approach for residential gopher control in Manhattan Beach and commercial gopher removal in Manhattan Beach is a combination of traps and gas injection. We do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poison. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other wildlife including predatory birds is elevated.
Because of this our Manhattan Beach gopher control begins with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels near most recent activity on your yard. These traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel with small flags displaying their locations. Rodent Guys normally will let the traps sit for 1-7 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 out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Manhattan Beach 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 young in the burrow. Utilizing 2 different techniques such as these offers great gopher control in Manhattan Beach allowing Rodent Guys to offer the longest guarantee.
The reason to not use poison for gopher control in Manhattan Beach?
Various poison baits are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness as a sole control. This includes the professional strength of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your Manhattan Beach property. Our experience with these poisons is a little higher than that but still not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher bait not having acceptable control it is also very lethal to pets and wildlife as well as children for your Manhattan Beach gopher control project. At times gophers will push poison from their burrows when they do not intend to consume it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to eat the deadly poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the lethal bait. Don’t let pest control companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Manhattan Beach landscape are two to eight inches below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the dirt previously.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to be poisoned by gopher poison is by eating a dead or dying gopher that consumed the poison. The poison is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher it is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poison and do not allow pest control companies serving Manhattan Beach, CA try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps?
We have used many techniques for gopher eradication in the past few years. In Manhattan Beach, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal 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 removed the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows Manhattan Beach customers want their gopher infestation solved quickly. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method 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 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 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 Manhattan Beach 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 everyone’s safety.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of anyone we have seen serving Manhattan Beach. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us out with no cost to your home and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer regular service for residential and commercial properties in Manhattan Beach. This is usually done on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property once per month walking the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between visits we can be called out to take care of the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps your property as gopher free as possible. An extra service will be done or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next Manhattan Beach 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 Manhattan Beach property. We look forward to hearing from you.
Take this time to call us Rodent Guys for you Manhattan Beach gopher control project at 909-599-4711.