Arcadia gopher eradication and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher removal service for Arcadia gopher eradication protects homes from the devastating damage by gophers. Our residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company we are aware of servicing Arcadia, CA.
The typical approach for residential gopher eradication in Arcadia and commercial gopher removal in Arcadia is a combination of trapping and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your pets and other wildlife along with predatory birds is high.
This is why our Arcadia gopher eradication starts out by setting traps in the gopher tunnels near most recent evidence on your location. The traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags marking their locations. Rodent Guys typically will allow the traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Arcadia gopher eradication. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the tunnel including the babies in the burrow. Utilizing 2 types of methods such as these offers great gopher control in Arcadia allowing us to give the longest guarantee.
Why not not use poison for gopher eradication in Arcadia?
Various poison baits are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good efficiency as a sole control. Even the commercial strength of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Arcadia property. We have noticed with these poisons a bit higher than that but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control it is also extremely dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention a child for your Arcadia gopher eradication project. Sometimes gophers will push poison out of their burrows if they don’t intend to consume it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the lethal bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and digs down to the bait. Don’t let companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your Arcadia yard are 2-8″ down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed a lot of the soil already.
The other way for your pet or wildlife to be poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that consumed the poison. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poison and don’t allow pest control companies serving Arcadia, CA tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many ways for gopher extermination in the past few years. In Arcadia, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works extremely well and is wildlife safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide?
We know Arcadia customers want their gopher problem fixed quickly. Since we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally separate technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an UN-breathable environment which only needs them to breath as a method of control. The whole 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 nest. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Arcadia 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 regulations for your safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of any company we have seen serving Arcadia. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you see 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 perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Arcadia. This is normally performed on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home once per month traversing the entire area 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 don’t have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps you as gopher free as possible. An extra service will be done or perform the next visit early depending how close your next Arcadia 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 Arcadia property. No time like the present – call us now.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Arcadia gopher eradication project at 909-599-4711.