Santa Monica gopher eradication and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service for Santa Monica gopher eradication protects landscapes from the extensive damage caused from gophers. Our residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone around servicing Santa Monica, CA.
The typical approach for home gopher eradication in Santa Monica and commercial gopher removal in Santa Monica is a combination of trapping and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison bait. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your pets and other animals including predatory birds is elevated.
Because of this Rodent Guys Santa Monica gopher eradication begins with trapping inside the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent evidence on your home. Most traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags marking their locations. Rodent Guys normally will let the trap sets sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Santa Monica gopher eradication. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any more gophers in the burrow including the babies in the nest. With 2 types of techniques such as these gives excellent gopher control in Santa Monica allowing us to give the longest guarantee.
What reason do we not use poison for gopher eradication in Santa Monica?
There are many poisons are manufactured 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, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your Santa Monica property. Our experience with these poisons is a little higher than that but not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher bait not having acceptable control it is also quite dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as a child for your Santa Monica gopher eradication project. Sometimes gophers will push poison out of their burrows if they do not plan to eat it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to eat the deadly poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly thirty minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the lethal bait. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Santa Monica property are 2-8″ below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed a lot of the dirt already.
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 poison. 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 own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poison and do not let a pest control company serving Santa Monica, CA try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many methods for gopher eradication for our customers over the years. In Santa Monica, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is child safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows Santa Monica customers want their gopher problem fixed right away. When we follow our trapping 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 floods the gopher burrow system with an unlivable 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 exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Santa Monica property. People and pets above ground 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 longest guarantee of any company we have seen serving Santa Monica. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us back at no cost to your home and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Santa Monica. This is usually done monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property once each month traversing the entire landscape 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 service. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps your property as gopher free as possible. An extra service will be done or perform the next service early depending how close your next Santa Monica visit is scheduled.
Give us a call – there is not cost for a call. We would be pleased to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your Santa Monica property. No time like the present – call us now.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Santa Monica gopher eradication project at 909-599-4711.