Covina gopher service and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service for Covina gopher service protects landscaping from the devastating damage caused from gophers. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone we are aware of servicing Covina, CA.
The normal method for residential gopher service in Covina and commercial gopher removal in Covina is dual process of traps and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poisonous bait. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your pets and other animals along with predatory birds is elevated.
Based on this our Covina gopher service starts out by setting traps inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent activity on your location. Most traps are inserted inside the gopher’s tunnel with markers 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 Rodent Guys arrive to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Covina gopher service. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the burrow including any babies in the burrow. Utilizing two different control techniques such as these offers great gopher control in Covina allowing us to offer the longest guarantee.
What reason do we not use poison for gopher service in Covina?
While many poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them have good control as a method by itself. This includes the commercial strength of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Covina property. We have seen with these poisons a bit better than that but not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control it is also quite lethal to pets and wildlife as well as children for your Covina gopher service project. Sometimes gophers will eject 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 (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 eats the poison. Don’t let technicians lie to you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Covina lawn are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed much of the soil already.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher poison 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 pet eats the gopher it he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not allow a pest control company serving Covina, CA try to tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps?
We have used many methods for gopher extermination for our customers over the years. In Covina, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works very well and is pet safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
We know Covina people want their gopher problem solved quickly. When we follow our trapping program 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 eradication.
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 whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in around thirty seconds and will exterminate 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 Covina 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.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of any company we have seen serving Covina. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period 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 regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Covina. This is usually done on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home once each month traversing the entire area 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 do not have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage gophers 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 close your next Covina 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 Covina property. Talk to you soon.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Covina gopher service project at 909-599-4711.