Lakewood gopher eradication and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher eradication service for Lakewood gopher eradication protects homes from the extensive damage from gophers. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, pets like dogs and cats and other wildlife. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone we are aware of servicing Lakewood, CA.
The typical method for home gopher eradication in Lakewood and commercial gopher removal in Lakewood is dual process of traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your pets and other wildlife including predatory birds is great.
Based on this our Lakewood gopher eradication begins with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent evidence on your location. These traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel with markers showing their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the trap sets sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Lakewood gopher eradication. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the tunnel including any young in the nest. Using two different control techniques such as these offers fantastic gopher control in Lakewood allowing Rodent Guys to offer the longest guarantee.
What reason do we not use poison for gopher eradication in Lakewood?
Various poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them have good efficiency as a sole control. Even the professional version of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be merely fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Lakewood property. Our experience with these poisons is a little better than that but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher bait not having good control it is also very lethal to pets and wildlife as well as children for your Lakewood gopher eradication project. Sometimes gophers will push poison out of their burrows if they don’t intend to eat it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to eat the lethal bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly 30 minutes.
Another 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 trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Lakewood property are two to eight inches down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the dirt previously.
The last common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher poison is by eating a dead or dying gopher that consumed the poison. The lethal 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 strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not let a pest control company serving Lakewood, CA tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps?
We have played with many techniques for gopher extermination for our customers over the years. In Lakewood, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is wildlife safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
We know Lakewood customers want their gopher infestation fixed quickly. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide fills 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 lethal gas in around thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the nest. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Lakewood 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 laws for your safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of any company we have seen serving Lakewood. 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.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Lakewood. This is normally performed monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home once each month walking the entire landscape 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 minimizes the damage they do and keeps your landscape as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra service or perform the next service early depending how soon your next Lakewood service is scheduled.
Give us a call – its free. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your Lakewood property. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Lakewood gopher eradication project at 909-599-4711.