El Monte gopher eradication and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service for El Monte gopher eradication protects landscaping from the extensive damage from gophers. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets and other wildlife. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone we are aware of servicing El Monte, CA.
Our typical approach for residential gopher eradication in El Monte and commercial gopher removal in El Monte is combined with traps and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys 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 wildlife along with predatory birds is great.
Because of this our El Monte gopher eradication begins by trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent activity on your yard. The traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel using small flags displaying their locations. Rodent Guys typically will allow the trap sets sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our El Monte gopher eradication. 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 any babies in the nest. Utilizing two different techniques such as these offers great gopher control in El Monte allowing us to give the best guarantee.
The reason to not use poison for gopher eradication in El Monte?
Various poisons are sold for controlling gophers but few of them have good control as a method by itself. Even the commercial version of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your El Monte property. We have noticed with these poisons a little higher but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having acceptable control it is also extremely dangerous to pets and wildlife as well as a child for your El Monte gopher eradication project. Sometimes gophers will force poison from their burrows if they do not intend to consume it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now in reach for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to eat the deadly bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the lethal bait. Don’t let technicians fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your El Monte lawn are two to eight inches below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed much of the soil already.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to be 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 it is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poison and do not allow a pest control company serving El Monte, CA try to tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps?
We have played with many methods for gopher extermination in the past few years. In El Monte, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works extremely well and is pet safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows El Monte customers want their gopher infestation fixed right away. Since we follow our trapping 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 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 about thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your El Monte property. Above ground people and pets are unaffected by the exhaust down in the tunnel. Our devices are registered and approved by EPA and State of California laws for your safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of any company we know about serving El Monte. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us back at no cost to your property and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in El Monte. This is usually performed monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time each month traversing the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between appointments we can be called out to take care of it so you do not have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps your property as gopher free as possible. An extra visit will be done or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next El Monte appointment is scheduled.
Call us up – 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 El Monte property. Talk to you soon.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you El Monte gopher eradication project at 909-599-4711.