Covina gopher trapping and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service for Covina gopher trapping protects properties from the extensive damage by gophers. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for children, pets and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone around servicing Covina, CA.
Our normal method for residential gopher trapping in Covina and commercial gopher removal in Covina is a combination of traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your pets and other animals along with predatory birds is great.
This is why our Covina gopher trapping begins with trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the recent activity on your home. The traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with markers marking their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for 1-7 days depending 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 1st phase of our Covina gopher trapping. 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 offspring in the nest. With two types of methods such as these offers excellent gopher control in Covina allowing Rodent Guys to give the best guarantee.
Why do you not use poison for gopher trapping in Covina?
There are many poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them work well as a method by itself. This includes the professional strength of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Covina property. Our experience with these poisons is a bit better but not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher bait not having acceptable control it is also very lethal to pets and wildlife not to mention a child for your Covina gopher trapping project. At times gophers will eject poison from their burrows if they don’t intend to eat it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to consume the deadly poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly thirty minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and gets into the poison. Don’t let pest control companies fool you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Covina lawn are 2-8″ below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit 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 ate the bait. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poison and don’t let a pest control company serving Covina, CA tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps?
We have played with many ways for gopher control for our customers over the years. In Covina, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is pet safe. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have removed the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
We know Covina customers want their gopher infestation solved right away. Since we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally different 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 requires them to breath as a method of control. The whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in around 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the nest. Once the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your 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 regulations for everyone’s safety.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of any company we know about serving 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 charge to your home and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Covina. This is normally done on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home once each month walking the entire landscape and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between appointments 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 you as gopher free as possible. An extra visit will be done or perform the next visit early depending how close your next Covina visit is scheduled.
Give us a call – 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 Covina property. Talk to you soon.
Take this time to call us Rodent Guys for you Covina gopher trapping project at 909-599-4711.