Sierra Madre gopher trapping and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service for Sierra Madre gopher trapping protects landscaping from the vast damage from gophers. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company we are aware of servicing Sierra Madre, CA.
Our typical method for home gopher trapping in Sierra Madre and commercial gopher removal in Sierra Madre is dual process of trapping 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 concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your dogs, cats and children and other animals along with predatory birds is high.
Because of this Rodent Guys Sierra Madre gopher trapping begins with setting traps in the gopher tunnels near recent evidence on your property. These traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel with small flags marking their positions. Rodent Guys normally will let the traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our Sierra Madre 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 young in the burrow. Using 2 separate methods such as these gives great gopher control in Sierra Madre allowing us to give the longest guarantee.
Why not not use poison for gopher trapping in Sierra Madre?
Several poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them work well as a method alone. Even the professional version of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is known to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control for your Sierra Madre property. We have noticed with these poisons slightly higher but still not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having good control it is also extremely dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention a child for your Sierra Madre gopher trapping project. Sometimes gophers will force poison from their tunnels when they don’t plan to consume it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now in reach for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to eat the deadly bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and digs down to the bait. Don’t let pest control companies fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your Sierra Madre lawn are two to eight inches down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil previously.
The other 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 bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher it 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 Sierra Madre, CA tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many techniques for gopher extermination for our customers over the years. In Sierra Madre, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works extremely well and is wildlife safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide?
We know Sierra Madre 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 eradication.
The carbon monoxide fills 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 lethal gas in about thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the nest. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels of your Sierra Madre property. Above ground people and pets are unaffected by the gasses down in the tunnel. Our devices are registered and approved by EPA and State of California regulations for your safety.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of anyone we know about serving Sierra Madre. 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 perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Sierra Madre. This is normally done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time each month walking the entire landscape 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 gophers do and keeps your landscape as gopher free as possible. An extra visit will be done or perform the next service early depending how close your next Sierra Madre service is scheduled.
Call us up – there is not cost for a call. We would be pleased to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your Sierra Madre property. Talk to you soon.
Take this time now to call us Rodent Guys for you Sierra Madre gopher trapping project at 909-599-4711.