Downey gopher extermination and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher control service for Downey gopher extermination protects landscaping from the extensive damage from gophers. Our residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone we are aware of servicing Downey, CA.
Our typical approach for residential gopher extermination in Downey and commercial gopher removal in Downey is combined with trapping and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poison bait. 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 Downey gopher extermination begins by trapping inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent activity on your location. The traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags displaying their locations. Rodent Guys normally will let the trap sets sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our Downey gopher extermination. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the burrow including the young in the nest. Using 2 types of methods such as these gives excellent gopher control in Downey allowing Rodent Guys to give the longest guarantee.
The reason to not use poison for gopher extermination in Downey?
Various poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness as a sole control. This includes the professional version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Downey property. We have seen with these poisons a little higher than that but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control it is also extremely lethal to pets and wildlife not to mention a child for your Downey gopher extermination project. Sometimes gophers will eject poison from their burrows when they do not plan to consume it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now in reach for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to eat the lethal poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly thirty 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 companies fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your Downey landscape are 2-8″ down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the ground already.
The other 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 pet eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poison and don’t let a pest control company serving Downey, CA tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps?
We have used many techniques for gopher eradication for our customers over the years. In Downey, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works very well and is pet safe. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have solved the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
We know Downey people want their gopher infestation solved quickly. Since we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally different technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide floods 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 eliminate 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 Downey property. People and pets above ground are unaffected by the exhaust down in the tunnel. Our machines are registered and approved by EPA and State of California regulations for everyone’s safety.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of any company we have seen serving Downey. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you notice 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 perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Downey. This is usually done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time per month walking 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 the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps you at its best. We will either do an extra service or perform the next visit early depending how close your next Downey 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 Downey property. Talk to you soon.
Take this time now to call us Rodent Guys for you Downey gopher extermination project at 909-599-4711.