Downey gopher removal and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service for Downey gopher removal protects homes from the vast damage by gophers. Our residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for children, pets and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone around servicing Downey, CA.
The normal method for residential gopher removal in Downey and commercial gopher removal in Downey is dual process of trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the usual poisonous 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 including predatory birds is elevated.
Based on this Rodent Guys Downey gopher removal starts out by trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent evidence on your property. These traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags marking their locations. Rodent Guys normally will allow the trap sets sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys come 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 removal. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the burrow including the babies in the nest. Utilizing 2 separate methods such as these offers great gopher control in Downey allowing us to offer the best guarantee.
What reason do we not use poison for gopher removal in Downey?
While many poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work well as a sole control. Even the commercial version of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your Downey property. We have noticed with these poisons slightly better but not high enough.
Besides gopher bait not having acceptable control it is also extremely lethal to pets and wildlife as well as children for your Downey gopher removal project. At times gophers will eject poison out of their burrows if they don’t intend to consume it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now available for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the deadly poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and gets into the lethal bait. Don’t let technicians fool you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Downey yard are two to eight inches below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the ground already.
The other way for your pet or wildlife to be poisoned by gopher bait is by eating a dead or dying gopher that ate the poison. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let a pest control company serving Downey, CA tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps?
We have played with many techniques for gopher control in the past few years. In Downey, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works extremely well and is wildlife safe. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have removed the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows Downey customers want their gopher infestation solved quickly. When 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 eradication.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable 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 around 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the burrow. Once the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels of your Downey property. Above ground people and pets are unaffected by the gasses 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 longest guarantee of anyone we know about serving Downey. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us back at no cost to your address and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer regular service for residential and commercial properties in Downey. This is normally performed monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property once each month traversing the entire property 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 don’t have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps your property at its best. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next visit early depending how close your next Downey appointment is scheduled.
Give us a call – 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 Downey property. No time like the present – call us now.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Downey gopher removal project at 909-599-4711.