South El Monte gopher eradication and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service for South El Monte gopher eradication protects landscaping from the extensive damage by gophers. Our residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other wildlife. Our approach for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company around servicing South El Monte, CA.
The normal approach for residential gopher eradication in South El Monte and commercial gopher removal in South El Monte is a combination of trapping and gas injection. We do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your pets and other wildlife along with predatory birds is high.
Instead Rodent Guys South El Monte gopher eradication starts out by trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent activity on your home. The traps are inserted down into the gopher’s tunnel with small flags displaying their positions. 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 come to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our South 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 burrow. Using 2 separate methods such as these offers fantastic gopher control in South El Monte allowing us to offer the best guarantee.
The reason to not use poison for gopher eradication in South El Monte?
There are many poison baits are available for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively as a method by itself. Even the professional strength of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your South El Monte property. We have seen with these poisons a bit better but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having acceptable control it is also extremely dangerous to pets and wildlife as well as children for your South El Monte gopher eradication project. Sometimes gophers will push poison out of their tunnels if they do not plan to consume it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the deadly poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly thirty minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and gets into the poison. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your South El Monte yard are 2-8″ below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed a lot of the soil previously.
The last common way for your pet or wildlife to be poisoned by gopher poison is by eating 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 he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not let a pest control company serving South El Monte, CA try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps?
We have played with many methods for gopher eradication in the past few years. In South 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, child-safe, wildlife-safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide?
We know South El Monte 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 different method 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 entire 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 South El Monte 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 everyone’s safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of anyone we know about serving South El Monte. 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 offer regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in South El Monte. This is usually performed on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time 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 it so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps your property as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra service or perform the next service early depending how soon your next South El Monte service 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 South El Monte property. No time like the present – call us now.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you South El Monte gopher eradication project at 909-599-4711.