El Segundo gopher extermination and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher control service for El Segundo gopher extermination protects homes from the vast damage caused from gophers. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, pets like dogs and cats and other wildlife. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company we are aware of servicing El Segundo, CA.
The normal approach for residential gopher extermination in El Segundo and commercial gopher removal in El Segundo is a combination of trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other animals along with predatory birds is great.
Instead our El Segundo gopher extermination starts out by trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the recent activity on your yard. These traps are inserted inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags showing their positions. Rodent Guys normally will allow the trap sets sit for 1-7 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 pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our El Segundo gopher extermination. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the burrow including any babies in the nest. With two separate techniques such as these offers great gopher control in El Segundo allowing Rodent Guys to give the longest guarantee.
Why not not use poison for gopher extermination in El Segundo?
Various poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively as a sole control. This includes the commercial version of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is reported to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your El Segundo property. We have noticed with these poisons a bit better than that but not high enough.
Besides gopher bait not having acceptable control it is also quite dangerous to pets and wildlife as well as children for your El Segundo gopher extermination project. Sometimes gophers will force poison out of their tunnels when they don’t plan to consume it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to consume the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the bait. Don’t let pest control companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your El Segundo property are two to eight inches below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the dirt already.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to be poisoned by gopher poison 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 pet eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let a pest control company serving El Segundo, CA try to tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many ways for gopher extermination in the past few years. In El Segundo, 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. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have removed the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows El Segundo customers want their gopher problem fixed right away. When we follow our trapping program 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 needs them to breath as a method of control. The entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in around 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the burrow. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels of your El Segundo property. Above ground people and pets are unaffected by the exhaust down in the tunnel. Our machines are registered and approved by EPA and State of California laws for everyone’s safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of any company we know about serving El Segundo. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us back at no charge to your home and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in El Segundo. This is normally done monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home once per month traversing the entire area 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 service. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps your landscape at its best. An extra service will be done or perform the next service early depending how close your next El Segundo visit is scheduled.
Call us up – 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 El Segundo property. No time like the present – call us now.
Take this time to call us Rodent Guys for you El Segundo gopher extermination project at 909-599-4711.