Palos Verdes Estates gopher control and Extermination Services
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Rodent Guys gopher trapping service for Palos Verdes Estates gopher control protects properties from the devastating damage caused from gophers. Our residential service for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company around servicing Palos Verdes Estates, CA.
The normal method for home gopher control in Palos Verdes Estates and commercial gopher removal in Palos Verdes Estates is dual process of traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your pets and other wildlife along with predatory birds is great.
Because of this our Palos Verdes Estates gopher control starts out by trapping inside the gopher tunnels near recent activity on your yard. The traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags displaying their positions. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our Palos Verdes Estates gopher control. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the tunnel including any young in the nest. Using two different control techniques such as these gives excellent gopher control in Palos Verdes Estates allowing Rodent Guys to give the best guarantee.
Why not not use poison for gopher control in Palos Verdes Estates?
While many poisons are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively as a method by itself. Even the professional version of gopher poison available 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 technique of gopher control for your Palos Verdes Estates property. Our experience with these poisons is slightly better than that but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having acceptable control it is also quite lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as a child for your Palos Verdes Estates gopher control project. Sometimes gophers will push poison from their tunnels if they don’t intend to consume it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to consume the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and gets into the bait. Don’t let companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Palos Verdes Estates landscape are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the dirt already.
The other way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by eating a dead or dying gopher that ate the poison. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher it is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poison and don’t let pest control companies serving Palos Verdes Estates, CA try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps?
We have used many techniques for gopher control for our customers over the years. In Palos Verdes Estates, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is wildlife safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have solved the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide?
We know Palos Verdes Estates people want their gopher problem solved right away. When we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally different method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best 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 deadly gas in around 30 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 Palos Verdes Estates 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 laws for your safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of any company we know about serving Palos Verdes Estates. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us back at no cost to your home and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Palos Verdes Estates. This is normally done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home once per month walking the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between calls we can be called out to take care of the activity so you do not have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps your landscape as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra service or perform the next visit early depending how close your next Palos Verdes Estates service 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 Palos Verdes Estates property. No time like the present – call us now.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Palos Verdes Estates gopher control project at 909-599-4711.