Santa Monica gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher control service for Santa Monica gopher control protects homes from the extensive damage from gophers. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company we are aware of servicing Santa Monica, CA.
Our normal approach for home gopher control in Santa Monica and commercial gopher removal in Santa Monica is combined with traps and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your pets and other wildlife including predatory birds is high.
Because of this Rodent Guys Santa Monica gopher control begins by trapping in the gopher tunnels near recent evidence on your yard. Most traps are inserted down into the gopher’s tunnel with markers marking their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our Santa Monica gopher control. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any more gophers in the tunnel including any babies in the nest. Using two separate control techniques such as these gives fantastic gopher control in Santa Monica allowing us to give the longest guarantee.
The reason to not use poison for gopher control in Santa Monica?
Several poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them work well as a method alone. This includes the commercial version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is known to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your Santa Monica property. Our experience with these poisons is slightly better but still not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher bait not having acceptable control it is also very lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as children for your Santa Monica gopher control project. At times gophers will push poison out of their tunnels when they do not plan to eat it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to consume the deadly poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and gets into the poison. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Santa Monica yard are 2-8″ down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the dirt previously.
The other common way for your pet or wildlife to be poisoned by gopher poison is by eating a dead or dying gopher that consumed the bait. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t allow pest control companies serving Santa Monica, CA tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps?
We have played with many ways for gopher control for our customers over the years. In Santa Monica, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works extremely well and is wildlife safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have removed the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
We know Santa Monica customers want their gopher problem solved quickly. Since we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally different technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best 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 deadly gas in about 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Santa Monica 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 laws for your safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of any company we have seen serving Santa Monica. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us back at no cost to your property and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Santa Monica. This is normally performed monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time 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 the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps your property at its best. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next Santa Monica visit 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 Santa Monica property. We look forward to hearing from you.
Take the time to call us Rodent Guys for you Santa Monica gopher control project at 909-599-4711.