West Covina gopher control and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher removal service for West Covina gopher control protects landscapes from the extensive damage caused from gophers. Our residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company around servicing West Covina, CA.
The typical method for residential gopher control in West Covina and commercial gopher removal in West Covina is combined with trapping and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is elevated.
Based on this Rodent Guys West Covina gopher control begins by setting traps inside the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent activity on your home. These traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags displaying their positions. Rodent Guys normally will let the traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our West Covina gopher control. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the tunnel including the babies in the nest. Using 2 types of techniques such as these gives great gopher control in West Covina allowing us to offer the longest guarantee.
What reason do we not use poison for gopher control in West Covina?
Several poison baits are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness as a sole control. Even the commercial strength of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your West Covina property. Our experience with these poisons is slightly better than that but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having great control it is also very lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention children for your West Covina gopher control project. Sometimes gophers will eject poison out of their tunnels if they don’t plan to eat it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to consume the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and gets into the bait. Don’t let technicians fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your West Covina property are 2-8″ down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the ground previously.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher poison is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that ate the bait. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher it is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poison and do not let pest control companies serving West Covina, CA tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps?
We have played with many methods for gopher extermination in the past few years. In West Covina, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works extremely well and is pet safe. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have solved the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows West Covina people want their gopher infestation solved quickly. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally separate method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best 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 lethal gas in about 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels of your West Covina property. People and pets above ground are unaffected by the exhaust down in the tunnel. Our machines are registered and approved by EPA and State of California regulations for your safety.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of any company we know about serving West Covina. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us back with no charge to your property and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer routine service for residential and commercial properties in West Covina. This is normally performed monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home once each month traversing the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between visits we can be called out to take care of the activity so you do not have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps your landscape at its best. We will either do an extra service or perform the next service early depending how soon your next West Covina visit is scheduled.
Give us a call – there is not cost for a call. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your West Covina property. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you West Covina gopher control project at 909-599-4711.