Sierra Madre gopher removal and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher eradication service for Sierra Madre gopher removal protects homes from the extensive damage from gophers. Our residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, pets like dogs and 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 Sierra Madre, CA.
Our normal approach for residential gopher removal in Sierra Madre and commercial gopher removal in Sierra Madre is combined with trapping and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other animals along with predatory birds is great.
Based on this Rodent Guys Sierra Madre gopher removal starts out by trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent activity on your yard. The traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags marking their positions. Rodent Guys typically will allow the trap sets sit for one to seven days depending 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 1st phase of our Sierra Madre gopher removal. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any more gophers in the burrow including the young in the burrow. Using 2 separate techniques such as these gives excellent gopher control in Sierra Madre allowing us to offer the longest guarantee.
What reason do we not use poison for gopher removal in Sierra Madre?
Various poison baits are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work well as a method by itself. This includes the professional version of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is known to be merely fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Sierra Madre property. Our experience with these poisons is a bit higher than that but not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having acceptable control it is also very lethal to pets and wildlife as well as a child for your Sierra Madre gopher removal project. Sometimes gophers will push poison from their burrows if they do not intend to eat it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to consume the lethal poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly thirty minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and eats the lethal bait. Don’t let pest control companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Sierra Madre lawn are two to eight inches below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the dirt previously.
The other way for your pet or wildlife to be 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 he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poison and don’t let a pest control company serving Sierra Madre, CA try to tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many techniques for gopher control in the past few years. In Sierra Madre, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works very well and is pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows Sierra Madre people want their gopher problem solved right away. Since we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an UN-breathable 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 about thirty 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 Sierra Madre property. Above ground people and pets are unaffected by the gasses down in the tunnel. Our devices are registered and approved by EPA and State of California regulations for your safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of any company we have seen serving Sierra Madre. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us back at no cost to your property and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform routine service for residential and commercial properties in Sierra Madre. This is normally done on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time each month walking 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 don’t have to wait until your next service. This minimizes 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 Sierra Madre visit is scheduled.
Give us a call – its free. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your Sierra Madre property. Talk to you soon.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Sierra Madre gopher removal project at 909-599-4711.