Palos Verdes Estates gopher removal and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher eradication service for Palos Verdes Estates gopher removal protects properties from the extensive damage by gophers. Our residential treatment for gophers has no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company around servicing Palos Verdes Estates, CA.
Our typical method for residential gopher removal in Palos Verdes Estates and commercial gopher removal in Palos Verdes Estates is a combination of trapping and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poison. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other wildlife along with predatory birds is elevated.
Based on this Rodent Guys Palos Verdes Estates gopher removal starts out by trapping inside the gopher tunnels near recent activity on your property. Most traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation 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 pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our Palos Verdes Estates gopher removal. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the tunnel including the babies in the burrow. With 2 separate methods such as these gives excellent gopher control in Palos Verdes Estates allowing Rodent Guys to give the longest guarantee.
Why do you not use poison for gopher removal in Palos Verdes Estates?
Various poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively as a method alone. This includes the commercial version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is known to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your Palos Verdes Estates property. We have noticed with these poisons a bit better but still not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher bait not having great control it is also extremely lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention children for your Palos Verdes Estates gopher removal project. Sometimes gophers will force poison out of their burrows when they do not plan to consume it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now in reach for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to eat the lethal bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and gets into the bait. Don’t let companies fool you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Palos Verdes Estates property are two to eight inches down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the ground already.
The other common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming 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 he he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let a pest control company serving Palos Verdes Estates, CA try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many techniques for gopher extermination in the past few years. In Palos Verdes Estates, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is child safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows Palos Verdes Estates customers want their gopher infestation fixed quickly. When we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally separate technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest chances of full gopher eradication.
The carbon monoxide fills 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 deadly gas in around 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the burrow. Once the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels of your Palos Verdes Estates property. People and pets above ground are unaffected by the exhaust down in the tunnel. Our machines are registered and approved by EPA and State of California laws for your safety.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of anyone we know about serving Palos Verdes Estates. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us back at no charge to your home and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Palos Verdes Estates. This is usually done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time each month walking 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 the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps you at its best. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next visit early depending how close your next Palos Verdes Estates 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 Palos Verdes Estates property. Talk to you soon.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Palos Verdes Estates gopher removal project at 909-599-4711.