South Pasadena gopher extermination and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher removal service for South Pasadena gopher extermination protects landscapes from the extensive damage 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 around servicing South Pasadena, CA.
Our typical approach for home gopher extermination in South Pasadena and commercial gopher removal in South Pasadena is a combination of traps and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys 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 wildlife along with predatory birds is great.
Because of this our South Pasadena gopher extermination begins with trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the recent evidence on your property. These traps are inserted inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags marking their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the trap sets sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our South Pasadena gopher extermination. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the tunnel including any offspring in the burrow. With two different techniques such as these gives excellent gopher control in South Pasadena allowing us to give the longest guarantee.
Why not not use poison for gopher extermination in South Pasadena?
There are many poison baits are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness as a method by itself. Even the professional version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your South Pasadena property. We have seen with these poisons a little better but still not high enough.
Besides gopher bait not having good control it is also extremely dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention a child for your South Pasadena gopher extermination project. Sometimes gophers will force poison from their burrows if they don’t plan to eat 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 consume the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and gets into the poison. Don’t let pest control companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your South Pasadena yard are two to eight inches down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed much of the ground previously.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by eating a dead or dying gopher that consumed the poison. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let a pest control company serving South Pasadena, CA tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps?
We have played with many techniques for gopher control for our customers over the years. In South Pasadena, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works very well and is child safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have solved the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows South Pasadena customers want their gopher problem fixed quickly. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable environment which only needs them to breath as a method of control. The entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in about 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the nest. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your South Pasadena 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.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of anyone we know about serving South Pasadena. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us back with no charge to your address and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer regular service for residential and commercial properties in South Pasadena. This is normally done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property once per month traversing 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 it so you do not have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps your property as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next service early depending how soon your next South Pasadena service 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 South Pasadena property. Talk to you soon.
Take this time to call us Rodent Guys for you South Pasadena gopher extermination project at 909-599-4711.