Duarte gopher trapping and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher control service for Duarte gopher trapping protects landscaping from the extensive damage by gophers. Our residential service for gophers utilizes 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 anyone we are aware of servicing Duarte, CA.
The typical approach for home gopher trapping in Duarte and commercial gopher removal in Duarte is dual process of traps and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your pets and other animals including predatory birds is high.
Instead our Duarte gopher trapping begins with trapping inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent activity on your property. The traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel with small flags marking their positions. Rodent Guys normally will allow the trap sets sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Duarte 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 the young in the burrow. Utilizing two different techniques such as these offers great gopher control in Duarte allowing us to give the longest guarantee.
Why do you not use poison for gopher trapping in Duarte?
Various poison baits are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness as a method by itself. Even the professional version of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Duarte property. Our experience with these poisons is a little higher than that but not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control it is also extremely lethal to pets and wildlife as well as children for your Duarte gopher trapping project. At times gophers will eject poison from their burrows when they do not plan to consume it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now available for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to eat the lethal bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly thirty minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and gets into the lethal bait. Don’t let technicians lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your Duarte landscape are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the ground previously.
The other common 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 dog eats the gopher it he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not allow pest control companies serving Duarte, CA tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps?
We have used many methods for gopher extermination in the past few years. In Duarte, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works extremely well and is pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows Duarte customers want their gopher problem fixed quickly. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally different technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best 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 offspring in the nest. Once the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels of your Duarte property. Above ground people and pets are unaffected by the exhaust down in the tunnel. Our machines are registered and approved by EPA and State of California regulations for your safety.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of any company we know about serving Duarte. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us back with no charge to your property and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Duarte. This is usually done on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time each month walking the entire area and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between calls we can be called out to take care of it so you do not have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps your property as gopher free as possible. An extra service will be done or perform the next service early depending how close your next Duarte appointment is scheduled.
Call us up – its free. We would be pleased to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your Duarte property. No time like the present – call us now.
Take this time now to call us Rodent Guys for you Duarte gopher trapping project at 909-599-4711.