Hidden Hills gopher trapping and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service for Hidden Hills gopher trapping protects landscapes from the devastating damage from gophers. Our residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone around servicing Hidden Hills, CA.
The typical method for home gopher trapping in Hidden Hills and commercial gopher removal in Hidden Hills is dual process of traps and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your pets and other wildlife including predatory birds is high.
Instead Rodent Guys Hidden Hills gopher trapping begins with trapping inside the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent evidence on your home. The traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags showing their positions. Rodent Guys normally will let the traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our Hidden Hills gopher trapping. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any more gophers in the tunnel including any offspring in the nest. Using two different techniques such as these gives fantastic gopher control in Hidden Hills allowing Rodent Guys to offer the longest guarantee.
Why do you not use poison for gopher trapping in Hidden Hills?
While many poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively as a method by itself. This includes the commercial strength of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be merely fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your Hidden Hills property. We have seen with these poisons a little better but still not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having great control it is also quite dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as children for your Hidden Hills gopher trapping project. Sometimes gophers will push poison out of their burrows when they do not plan to eat it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to eat 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 lethal bait. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Hidden Hills yard are 2-8″ below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed a lot of the ground previously.
The other way for your pet or wildlife to be poisoned by gopher poison is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that ate the bait. 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 strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not let a pest control company serving Hidden Hills, CA tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps?
We have played with many methods for gopher control in the past few years. In Hidden Hills, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works very well and is pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide?
We know Hidden Hills people want their gopher infestation solved quickly. When we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate technique 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 needs them to breath as a method of control. The entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in about 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the burrow. Once the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels of your Hidden Hills property. Above ground people and pets are unaffected by the exhaust down in the tunnel. Our devices are registered and approved by EPA and State of California laws for everyone’s safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of any company we have seen serving Hidden Hills. 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 address and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform regular service for residential and commercial properties in Hidden Hills. This is normally done monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property once per month walking the entire landscape and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between treatments we can be called out to take care of it so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This will minimize 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 close your next Hidden Hills service 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 Hidden Hills property. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Hidden Hills gopher trapping project at 909-599-4711.