Signal Hill gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service for Signal Hill gopher control protects landscaping from the devastating damage by gophers. Our residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone around servicing Signal Hill, CA.
The normal approach for residential gopher control in Signal Hill and commercial gopher removal in Signal Hill is a combination of traps and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your pets and other animals including predatory birds is elevated.
Instead our Signal Hill gopher control starts out with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent activity on your home. These traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags showing their positions. Rodent Guys typically will let the trap sets sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Signal Hill gopher control. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any more gophers in the burrow including any offspring in the burrow. Using two types of methods such as these offers excellent gopher control in Signal Hill allowing Rodent Guys to offer the longest guarantee.
What reason do we not use poison for gopher control in Signal Hill?
While many poisons are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively as a method alone. Even the professional strength of gopher bait available 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 Signal Hill property. We have seen with these poisons a little higher but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher bait not having good control it is also very dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention a child for your Signal Hill gopher control project. Sometimes gophers will eject poison out of their burrows if they do not intend to eat it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to eat the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the bait. Don’t let companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Signal Hill property are two to eight inches below 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 bait is by eating a dead or dying gopher that consumed 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 own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poison and don’t allow pest control companies serving Signal Hill, CA tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps?
We have played with many ways for gopher control in the past few years. In Signal Hill, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is child safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide?
We know Signal Hill people want their gopher problem solved right away. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally different technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest 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 whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in about thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the burrow. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Signal Hill 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 everyone’s safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of any company we know about serving Signal Hill. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us back at no charge to your address and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer regular service for residential and commercial properties in Signal Hill. This is normally performed on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property once each month walking the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between calls we can be called out to take care of it so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps you at its best. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next service early depending how soon your next Signal Hill appointment 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 Signal Hill property. No time like the present – call us now.
Take this time now to call us Rodent Guys for you Signal Hill gopher control project at 909-599-4711.