Avalon gopher trapping and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service for Avalon gopher trapping protects landscapes from the extensive damage by gophers. Our residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for kids, pets like dogs and cats and other wildlife. Our approach for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company we are aware of servicing Avalon, CA.
The typical approach for residential gopher trapping in Avalon and commercial gopher removal in Avalon is a combination of traps and gas injection. We do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poisonous bait. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other wildlife including predatory birds is high.
Instead our Avalon gopher trapping starts out by trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the recent evidence on your yard. Most traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags displaying their positions. Rodent Guys normally will let the trap sets sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Avalon gopher trapping. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any more gophers in the burrow including the offspring in the nest. Utilizing two separate methods such as these gives excellent gopher control in Avalon allowing us to offer the best guarantee.
The reason to not use poison for gopher trapping in Avalon?
Several poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work well as a sole control. Even the commercial strength of gopher bait available 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 Avalon property. Our experience with these poisons is a little higher but still not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control it is also very lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention children for your Avalon gopher trapping project. At times gophers will eject poison from their burrows when they do not plan to consume it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to consume the lethal bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly thirty minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the bait. Don’t let technicians fool you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Avalon property are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the soil previously.
The other common way for your pet or wildlife to be poisoned by gopher bait 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 own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let a pest control company serving Avalon, CA tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many ways for gopher eradication for our customers over the years. In Avalon, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is wildlife safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
We know Avalon customers want their gopher infestation solved quickly. When we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally different 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 thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Avalon 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 regulations for everyone’s safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of anyone we know about serving Avalon. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us out at no charge to your property and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Avalon. This is usually done on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home once per 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 do not have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps your landscape at its best. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next service early depending how soon your next Avalon appointment is scheduled.
Call us up – there is not cost for a call. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your Avalon property. No time like the present – call us now.
Take the time now to call us Rodent Guys for you Avalon gopher trapping project at 909-599-4711.