Sierra Madre gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher control service for Sierra Madre gopher control protects landscaping from the extensive damage by gophers. Our residential treatment for gophers uses 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 Sierra Madre, CA.
The typical approach for home gopher control in Sierra Madre and commercial gopher removal in Sierra Madre is a combination of trapping and gas injection. We do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poison bait. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your pets and other wildlife including predatory birds is great.
Because of this our Sierra Madre gopher control begins with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels near most recent evidence on your home. The traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel with markers showing their locations. Rodent Guys normally will allow 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 the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Sierra Madre gopher control. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the tunnel including the offspring in the nest. Using 2 types of methods such as these offers great gopher control in Sierra Madre allowing Rodent Guys to give the best guarantee.
The reason to not use poison for gopher control in Sierra Madre?
Several poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good efficiency as a method alone. Even the commercial version of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your Sierra Madre property. Our experience with these poisons is a bit higher but not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having acceptable control it is also quite dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as a child for your Sierra Madre gopher control project. At times gophers will eject poison out of their burrows when they do not plan to eat it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed 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 is if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and eats the bait. Don’t let companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Sierra Madre yard are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the dirt previously.
The other 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 poison is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher it he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let pest control companies serving Sierra Madre, CA try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps?
We have used many techniques for gopher extermination in the past few years. In Sierra Madre, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works extremely well and is child safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows Sierra Madre customers want their gopher infestation 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 best chances of full gopher eradication.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an UN-breathable 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 offspring in the burrow. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Sierra Madre property. Above ground people and pets 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.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of anyone we know about serving Sierra Madre. 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 address and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform regular service for residential and commercial properties in Sierra Madre. This is normally done on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time each month traversing the entire landscape and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between appointments we can be called out to take care of the activity so you do not have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps your landscape as gopher free as possible. An extra service will be done or perform the next visit early depending how close your next Sierra Madre service is scheduled.
Call us up – its free. We would be pleased to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your Sierra Madre property. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Sierra Madre gopher control project at 909-599-4711.