Sierra Madre gopher service and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service for Sierra Madre gopher service protects landscaping from the extensive damage caused from gophers. Our residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company around servicing Sierra Madre, CA.
The normal method for residential gopher service in Sierra Madre and commercial gopher removal in Sierra Madre is dual process of traps and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your pets and other animals along with predatory birds is elevated.
Based on this Rodent Guys Sierra Madre gopher service begins by setting traps inside the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent activity on your property. These traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags showing their positions. Rodent Guys typically will allow the trap sets sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our Sierra Madre gopher service. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any more gophers in the tunnel including any babies in the nest. Using two types of techniques such as these offers great gopher control in Sierra Madre allowing us to give the longest guarantee.
What reason do we not use poison for gopher service in Sierra Madre?
While many poisons are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively as a sole control. Even the commercial strength of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Sierra Madre property. We have noticed with these poisons a bit 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 a child for your Sierra Madre gopher service project. Sometimes gophers will force poison from their burrows if they don’t plan to consume it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to consume the deadly bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and consumes the poison. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Sierra Madre landscape are two to eight inches below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the ground already.
The last common 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 bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher it is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let pest control companies serving Sierra Madre, CA tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many techniques for gopher control for our customers over the years. In Sierra Madre, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works extremely well and is pet safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
We know Sierra Madre 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 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 lethal gas in about 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the burrow. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Sierra Madre property. Above ground people and pets are unaffected by the gasses down in the tunnel. Our machines are registered and approved by EPA and State of California laws for everyone’s safety.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of any company we have seen serving Sierra Madre. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you see 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 Sierra Madre. This is usually performed monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property once each month traversing 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 the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps your landscape at its best. An extra service will be done or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next Sierra Madre appointment 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. No time like the present – call us now.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Sierra Madre gopher service project at 909-599-4711.