Whittier gopher eradication and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher eradication service for Whittier gopher eradication protects properties from the vast damage caused from gophers. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers has no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone we are aware of servicing Whittier, CA.
Our typical method for residential gopher eradication in Whittier and commercial gopher removal in Whittier is dual process of trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your pets and other wildlife including predatory birds is elevated.
Based on this Rodent Guys Whittier gopher eradication starts out by trapping inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent activity on your property. Most traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags marking their positions. Rodent Guys normally will allow 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 the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Whittier 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 more gophers in the burrow including any offspring in the burrow. Utilizing two different control techniques such as these gives fantastic gopher control in Whittier allowing us to offer the longest guarantee.
The reason to not use poison for gopher eradication in Whittier?
Various poison baits are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good efficiency as a method by itself. Even the commercial 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 Whittier property. Our experience with these poisons is slightly better but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having great control it is also very lethal to pets and wildlife as well as children for your Whittier gopher eradication project. Sometimes gophers will eject poison from their burrows when they don’t plan to eat it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to consume the deadly poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly thirty minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the poison. Don’t let companies fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Whittier landscape are two to eight inches down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the ground already.
The other common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher poison is by eating a dead or dying gopher that ate the bait. The poison is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher it is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let a pest control company serving Whittier, CA tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps?
We have used many methods for gopher control in the past few years. In Whittier, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have solved the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows Whittier customers want their gopher problem solved right away. When we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally different technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher eradication.
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 deadly gas in around thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels of your Whittier property. People and pets above ground are unaffected by the exhaust down in the tunnel. Our devices are registered and approved by EPA and State of California laws for everyone’s safety.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of anyone we know about serving Whittier. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you see any activity you can call us out with no cost to your home and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Whittier. This is normally done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property once each month walking the entire property 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 do not have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps your landscape at its best. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next Whittier appointment 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 Whittier property. We look forward to hearing from you.
Take this time to call us Rodent Guys for you Whittier gopher eradication project at 909-599-4711.