Irwindale gopher trapping and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service for Irwindale gopher trapping protects homes from the extensive damage from gophers. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone around servicing Irwindale, CA.
The typical approach for residential gopher trapping in Irwindale and commercial gopher removal in Irwindale is dual process of trapping and gas injection. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your pets and other wildlife including predatory birds is great.
This is why our Irwindale gopher trapping begins with trapping inside the gopher tunnels near recent activity on your yard. Most traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags marking their positions. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our Irwindale gopher trapping. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the burrow including any offspring in the nest. With two different methods such as these offers great gopher control in Irwindale allowing us to give the longest guarantee.
Why not not use poison for gopher trapping in Irwindale?
There are many poison baits are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work well as a sole control. This includes the commercial version of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is known to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Irwindale property. We have noticed with these poisons a bit higher but still not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having acceptable control it is also quite lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as a child for your Irwindale gopher trapping project. Sometimes gophers will force poison from their burrows when they do not intend to eat it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to consume the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the burrow 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 Irwindale yard are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed much of the soil already.
The last common way for your pet or wildlife to be poisoned by gopher poison is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that ate the poison. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poison and don’t let a pest control company serving Irwindale, CA try to tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many ways for gopher extermination for our customers over the years. In Irwindale, 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. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
We know Irwindale people want their gopher infestation fixed right away. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate 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 needs them to breath as a method of control. The whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in about 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the nest. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Irwindale property. People and pets above ground are unaffected by the gasses down in the tunnel. Our machines are registered and approved by EPA and State of California laws for your safety.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of any company we have seen serving Irwindale. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us out at no cost to your address and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer routine service for residential and commercial properties in Irwindale. This is normally done monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time per month traversing 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 do not have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps you as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next visit early depending how close your next Irwindale service is scheduled.
Give us a call – its free. We would be pleased to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your Irwindale property. Talk to you soon.
Please take a moment to call us Rodent Guys for you Irwindale gopher trapping project at 909-599-4711.