San Dimas gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher control service for San Dimas gopher control protects landscapes from the vast damage by gophers. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone around servicing San Dimas, CA.
The typical approach for home gopher control in San Dimas and commercial gopher removal in San Dimas is a combination of trapping and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is high.
This is why our San Dimas gopher control begins with setting traps in the gopher tunnels near most recent evidence on your property. These traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags displaying their locations. Rodent Guys normally will let the trap sets sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our San Dimas 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 burrow including the babies in the burrow. With 2 types of control techniques such as these offers great gopher control in San Dimas allowing us to give the longest guarantee.
The reason to not use poison for gopher control in San Dimas?
While many poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively as a sole control. Even the commercial strength of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your San Dimas property. We have noticed with these poisons slightly higher than that but still not high enough.
Besides gopher bait not having great control it is also very dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention children for your San Dimas gopher control project. Sometimes gophers will eject poison from their burrows when they don’t intend 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 consume the deadly 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 gets into the bait. Don’t let companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your San Dimas property are two to eight inches down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the dirt previously.
The other common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher poison is by consuming 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 he he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poison and do not allow a pest control company serving San Dimas, CA tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps?
We have played with many ways for gopher control in the past few years. In San Dimas, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works very well and is pet safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows San Dimas customers want their gopher infestation fixed right away. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best 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 entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in around thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the nest. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your San Dimas property. Above ground people and pets are unaffected by the exhaust down in the tunnel. Our devices are registered and approved by EPA and State of California laws for your safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of any company we have seen serving San Dimas. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us out at no charge to your property and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties in San Dimas. This is normally performed on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property once per month traversing 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 don’t have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps your landscape as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next service early depending how soon your next San Dimas visit is scheduled.
Call us up – its free. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your San Dimas property. We look forward to hearing from you.
Take this time to call us Rodent Guys for you San Dimas gopher control project at 909-599-4711.