Signal Hill gopher extermination and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher eradication service for Signal Hill gopher extermination protects landscaping from the devastating damage caused from gophers. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company we are aware of servicing Signal Hill, CA.
Our typical method for home gopher extermination in Signal Hill and commercial gopher removal in Signal Hill is a combination of traps and gas injection. We do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your pets and other wildlife including predatory birds is high.
This is why Rodent Guys Signal Hill gopher extermination starts out by trapping inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent activity on your home. These traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags showing their locations. Rodent Guys normally will let the traps sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our Signal Hill gopher extermination. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the tunnel including the offspring in the nest. Utilizing two different methods such as these offers great gopher control in Signal Hill allowing Rodent Guys to give the best guarantee.
What reason do we not use poison for gopher extermination in Signal Hill?
While many poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work well as a method alone. Even the professional version of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is reported to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your Signal Hill property. We have seen with these poisons a bit better than that but still not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher bait not having good control it is also quite dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as a child for your Signal Hill gopher extermination project. Sometimes gophers will push poison out of their tunnels when they don’t plan to consume it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to eat the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 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 several feet down. The tunnels on your Signal Hill lawn are two to eight inches down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the soil previously.
The last common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by eating a dead or dying gopher that consumed the bait. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher it is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not allow a pest control company serving Signal Hill, 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 extermination for our customers over the years. In Signal Hill, 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 removed the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
We know Signal Hill customers want their gopher problem solved quickly. Since we follow our trapping program 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 eradication.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unlivable environment which only requires them to breath as a method of control. The entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in about 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels of your Signal Hill property. People and pets above ground are unaffected by the gasses 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 any company we know about serving Signal Hill. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us out at no charge to your property and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer regular service for residential and commercial properties in Signal Hill. This is usually performed on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time each month traversing the entire landscape 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 service. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps your landscape as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra service or perform the next service early depending how soon your next Signal Hill appointment 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 Signal Hill property. Talk to you soon.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Signal Hill gopher extermination project at 909-599-4711.