Sierra Madre gopher eradication and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher removal service for Sierra Madre gopher eradication protects landscaping from the extensive damage from gophers. Our residential service for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone we are aware of servicing Sierra Madre, CA.
Our normal method for residential gopher eradication in Sierra Madre and commercial gopher removal in Sierra Madre is combined with traps and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poison bait. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other wildlife along with predatory birds is high.
Based on this our Sierra Madre gopher eradication begins with trapping inside the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent activity on your home. Most traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel with markers displaying their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the trap sets sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our Sierra Madre gopher eradication. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the tunnel including the offspring in the burrow. With 2 separate methods such as these offers fantastic gopher control in Sierra Madre allowing Rodent Guys to give the longest guarantee.
Why not not use poison for gopher eradication in Sierra Madre?
Various poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness as a method alone. Even the professional version of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your Sierra Madre property. We have noticed with these poisons slightly higher but still not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having good control it is also extremely lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as children for your Sierra Madre gopher eradication project. Sometimes gophers will push 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 available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to eat the lethal bait. 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 trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Sierra Madre yard are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil previously.
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 poison is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poison and do not let pest control companies serving Sierra Madre, CA tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many ways for gopher eradication for our customers over the years. In Sierra Madre, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works very well and is pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide?
We know Sierra Madre customers want their gopher problem solved quickly. Since we follow our trapping program 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 eradication.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable environment which only needs them to breath as a method of control. The entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in about thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the nest. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Sierra Madre property. Above ground people and pets are unaffected by the gasses down in the tunnel. Our devices are registered and approved by EPA and State of California regulations for your safety.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of anyone we know about serving Sierra Madre. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us back with no charge to your address and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Sierra Madre. This is normally done monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property once per month walking 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 the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps you as gopher free as possible. An extra visit will be done or perform the next visit early depending how close your next Sierra Madre visit is scheduled.
Call us up – 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 Sierra Madre property. No time like the present – call us now.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Sierra Madre gopher eradication project at 909-599-4711.