San Fernando gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher eradication service for San Fernando gopher control protects landscapes from the devastating damage by gophers. Our residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for children, pets and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone we are aware of servicing San Fernando, CA.
The normal method for residential gopher control in San Fernando and commercial gopher removal in San Fernando is a combination of trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your pets and other animals including predatory birds is great.
Based on this our San Fernando gopher control starts out with trapping inside the gopher tunnels near most recent evidence on your property. Most traps are inserted inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags showing their positions. Rodent Guys normally will let the traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our San Fernando gopher control. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the burrow including any babies in the burrow. Using 2 different control techniques such as these gives fantastic gopher control in San Fernando allowing us to give the longest guarantee.
Why not not use poison for gopher control in San Fernando?
While many poison baits are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good control as a method by itself. Even the commercial strength of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is reported to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your San Fernando property. We have seen with these poisons a bit better than that but still not high enough.
Besides gopher bait not having good control it is also very dangerous to pets and wildlife as well as a child for your San Fernando gopher control project. Sometimes gophers will eject poison from their burrows when they don’t intend to consume it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now in reach for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to eat the lethal bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and eats the bait. Don’t let companies fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your San Fernando yard are 2-8″ down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil previously.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher poison is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that ate the poison. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not let pest control companies serving San Fernando, CA try to tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps?
We have played with many ways for gopher control for our customers over the years. In San Fernando, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works extremely well and is pet safe. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have solved the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows San Fernando customers want their gopher infestation solved quickly. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally different 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 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 lethal gas in about 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your San Fernando 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 offers the longest guarantee of any company we know about serving San Fernando. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you see any activity you can call us back with no charge to your address and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer routine service for residential and commercial properties in San Fernando. This is normally done monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home once per month traversing the entire area 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 do not have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps your property as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next service early depending how soon your next San Fernando service is scheduled.
Call us up – there is not cost for a call. We would be pleased to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your San Fernando property. Talk to you soon.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you San Fernando gopher control project at 909-599-4711.