Los Angeles gopher extermination and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher removal service for Los Angeles gopher extermination protects homes from the vast damage from gophers. Our residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone around servicing Los Angeles, CA.
Our typical approach for residential gopher extermination in Los Angeles and commercial gopher removal in Los Angeles is a combination of trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison bait. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other animals along with predatory birds is great.
Based on this Rodent Guys Los Angeles gopher extermination starts out with setting traps in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent evidence on your yard. Most traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags displaying their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the trap sets sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Los Angeles gopher extermination. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any more gophers in the tunnel including any offspring in the burrow. With two separate techniques such as these gives great gopher control in Los Angeles allowing Rodent Guys to give the longest guarantee.
The reason to not use poison for gopher extermination in Los Angeles?
Various poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness as a sole control. This includes the professional version of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Los Angeles property. We have seen with these poisons a bit higher but still not high enough.
Besides gopher bait not having acceptable control it is also extremely dangerous to pets and wildlife as well as a child for your Los Angeles gopher extermination project. At times gophers will push poison out of their burrows when they do not plan to eat it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, 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 tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the bait. Don’t let pest control companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Los Angeles landscape are two to eight inches below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil already.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher poison is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that consumed the bait. 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 have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poison and do not allow a pest control company serving Los Angeles, CA tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps?
We have used many techniques for gopher extermination in the past few years. In Los Angeles, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works extremely well and is pet safe. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have removed the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows Los Angeles customers want their gopher problem solved right away. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally different method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest 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 whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in about thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the burrow. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Los Angeles 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 your safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of anyone we have seen serving Los Angeles. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you see any activity you can call us back with no charge to your home and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Los Angeles. This is normally done monthly which consists 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 appointments we can be called out to take care of it so you do not have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps you at its best. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next Los Angeles visit is scheduled.
Call us up – its free. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your Los Angeles property. Talk to you soon.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Los Angeles gopher extermination project at 909-599-4711.