Santa Clarita gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher control service for Santa Clarita gopher control protects homes from the vast damage caused from gophers. Our residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone we are aware of servicing Santa Clarita, CA.
The normal method for home gopher control in Santa Clarita and commercial gopher removal in Santa Clarita is combined with traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other animals along with predatory birds is elevated.
This is why Rodent Guys Santa Clarita gopher control starts out by trapping inside the gopher tunnels near most recent activity on your location. Most traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel with markers showing their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Santa Clarita gopher control. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the tunnel including any babies in the nest. With 2 separate techniques such as these gives excellent gopher control in Santa Clarita allowing us to give the longest guarantee.
What reason do we not use poison for gopher control in Santa Clarita?
While many poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively as a method by itself. This includes the commercial strength of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your Santa Clarita property. We have noticed with these poisons slightly higher but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher bait not having great control it is also quite lethal to pets and wildlife as well as a child for your Santa Clarita gopher control project. Sometimes gophers will force poison from their tunnels when they don’t intend to consume it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to consume the lethal bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and gets into the poison. Don’t let pest control companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your Santa Clarita property are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the dirt already.
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 bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher it is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let pest control companies serving Santa Clarita, CA try to tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps?
We have used many ways for gopher control for our customers over the years. In Santa Clarita, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works extremely well and is child safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows Santa Clarita people want their gopher problem fixed quickly. Since we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally different technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unlivable environment which only requires them to breath as a method of control. The entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in around 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the burrow. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Santa Clarita 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 regulations for everyone’s safety.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of anyone we have seen serving Santa Clarita. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us out with no cost to your address and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform routine service for residential and commercial properties in Santa Clarita. This is usually performed monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property once each month walking the entire area 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 don’t have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps you as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next service early depending how close your next Santa Clarita visit is scheduled.
Give us a call – 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 Santa Clarita property. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Santa Clarita gopher control project at 909-599-4711.