West Covina gopher removal and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service for West Covina gopher removal protects homes from the vast damage from gophers. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other wildlife. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone around servicing West Covina, CA.
Our typical approach for home gopher removal in West Covina and commercial gopher removal in West Covina is dual process of trapping and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is high.
Because of this our West Covina gopher removal begins with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels near most recent activity on your location. Most traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel with markers 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 arrive to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our West Covina gopher removal. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the burrow including any babies in the burrow. With two types of techniques such as these offers great gopher control in West Covina allowing Rodent Guys to offer the best guarantee.
The reason to not use poison for gopher removal in West Covina?
While many poison baits are available for controlling gophers but few of them work well as a method alone. This includes the commercial version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is reported to be merely fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your West Covina property. We have seen with these poisons slightly higher than that but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher bait not having great control it is also quite dangerous to pets and wildlife as well as a child for your West Covina gopher removal project. Sometimes gophers will force poison from their burrows when they don’t plan to eat it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now in reach for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to eat the deadly bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and gets into the poison. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your West Covina property are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the soil already.
The other way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by eating a dead or dying gopher that ate the bait. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not let pest control companies serving West Covina, CA tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many ways for gopher eradication for our customers over the years. In West Covina, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal 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 West Covina people want their gopher infestation solved quickly. When we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally separate method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an UN-breathable 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 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 West Covina 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 your safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of anyone we have seen serving West Covina. 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 home and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in West Covina. This is usually done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time each month walking the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between visits we can be called out to take care of it so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps your property at its best. An extra visit will be done or perform the next visit early depending how close your next West Covina visit is scheduled.
Call us up – there is not cost for a call. We would be pleased to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your West Covina property. We look forward to hearing from you.
Take the time to call us Rodent Guys for you West Covina gopher removal project at 909-599-4711.