Lakewood gopher trapping and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service for Lakewood gopher trapping protects landscapes from the extensive damage by gophers. Our residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone we are aware of servicing Lakewood, CA.
Our normal approach for residential gopher trapping in Lakewood and commercial gopher removal in Lakewood is a combination of trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other wildlife including predatory birds is high.
This is why our Lakewood gopher trapping starts out by trapping inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent evidence on your yard. These traps are inserted inside the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags displaying their locations. 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 all of the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Lakewood gopher trapping. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the burrow including any babies in the nest. Utilizing 2 separate control techniques such as these gives great gopher control in Lakewood allowing us to give the best guarantee.
Why do you not use poison for gopher trapping in Lakewood?
Various poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good efficiency as a sole control. This includes the commercial strength of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is reported to be merely fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Lakewood property. Our experience with these poisons is a little better than that but still not high enough.
Besides gopher bait not having great control it is also very dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention a child for your Lakewood gopher trapping project. At times gophers will push poison out of their burrows if they do not intend to consume it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other animals) 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 digs down to the poison. Don’t let technicians lie to you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Lakewood property are 2-8″ down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the ground previously.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to be poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that consumed the bait. The poison is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poison and don’t let pest control companies serving Lakewood, CA tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps?
We have played with many techniques for gopher extermination for our customers over the years. In Lakewood, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works extremely well and is pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have solved the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
Rodent Guys knows Lakewood people want their gopher infestation solved quickly. When we follow our trapping program 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 unlivable environment which only requires them to breath as a method of control. The whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in about thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels of your Lakewood 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 has the best guarantee of any company we know about serving Lakewood. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us out with no charge to your address and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer routine service for residential and commercial properties in Lakewood. This is usually performed on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time each month walking the entire area 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 gophers do and keeps your landscape at its best. An extra service will be done or perform the next service early depending how close your next Lakewood appointment 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 Lakewood property. Talk to you soon.
Take the time now to call us Rodent Guys for you Lakewood gopher trapping project at 909-599-4711.