Torrance gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service for Torrance gopher control protects properties from the devastating damage by gophers. Our residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company we are aware of servicing Torrance, CA.
Our typical method for home gopher control in Torrance and commercial gopher removal in Torrance is dual process of traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your pets and other animals including predatory birds is high.
Instead our Torrance gopher control begins by trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the recent evidence on your location. The traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags marking their locations. Rodent Guys normally will let the trap sets sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys come to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our Torrance gopher control. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the burrow including any babies in the burrow. Using two separate techniques such as these offers excellent gopher control in Torrance allowing us to give the longest guarantee.
The reason to not use poison for gopher control in Torrance?
While many poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good efficiency as a method by itself. Even the professional version of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is known to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Torrance property. Our experience with these poisons is slightly better but not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having acceptable control it is also quite dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention children for your Torrance gopher control project. At times gophers will force poison out of their tunnels if they do not intend to consume it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to eat the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and digs down to the poison. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Torrance yard are two to eight inches down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed a lot of the dirt previously.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that ate 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 have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poison and do not allow a pest control company serving Torrance, CA try to tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps?
We have played with many methods for gopher control in the past few years. In Torrance, 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 remove a gopher that you have removed the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows Torrance customers want their gopher infestation fixed quickly. Since 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 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 deadly gas in about 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the burrow. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels of your Torrance property. Above ground people and pets 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 anyone we know about serving Torrance. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us back with no cost to your address and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Torrance. This is normally performed on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time per month traversing the entire area and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between treatments we can be called out to take care of it so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps your landscape at its best. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next service early depending how close your next Torrance service is scheduled.
Call us up – its free. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your Torrance property. No time like the present – call us now.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Torrance gopher control project at 909-599-4711.