Malibu gopher service and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service for Malibu gopher service protects landscaping from the vast damage caused from gophers. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone around servicing Malibu, CA.
The typical approach for residential gopher service in Malibu and commercial gopher removal in Malibu is a combination of trapping and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is high.
Because of this our Malibu gopher service starts out with trapping inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent evidence on your property. The traps are inserted down into the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags marking their positions. Rodent Guys normally will allow the trap sets sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our Malibu gopher service. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the tunnel including the young in the burrow. Utilizing two separate control techniques such as these gives excellent gopher control in Malibu allowing us to give the best guarantee.
Why do you not use poison for gopher service in Malibu?
Several poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good control as a sole control. This includes the commercial version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your Malibu property. We have noticed with these poisons slightly higher than that but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having great control it is also very lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as children for your Malibu gopher service project. At times gophers will push poison from their tunnels when they don’t 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 consume the lethal bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and gets into the poison. Don’t let pest control companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Malibu property are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil previously.
The last common way for your pet or wildlife to be poisoned by gopher poison is by eating a dead or dying gopher that consumed the poison. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher it is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t allow pest control companies serving Malibu, CA try to tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps?
We have used many methods for gopher control for our customers over the years. In Malibu, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works extremely well and is child safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
We know Malibu customers want their gopher problem fixed right away. Since we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher eradication.
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 whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in about thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Malibu property. People and pets above ground are unaffected by the exhaust 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 best guarantee of anyone we know about serving Malibu. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you see any activity you can call us out with no charge to your address and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Malibu. This is normally done on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time each month traversing the entire landscape 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 service. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps you as gopher free as possible. An extra visit will be done or perform the next service early depending how soon your next Malibu 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 Malibu property. Talk to you soon.
Take this time now to call us Rodent Guys for you Malibu gopher service project at 909-599-4711.