Whittier gopher trapping and Extermination Services
60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Extermination
Rodent Guys gopher removal service for Whittier gopher trapping protects homes from the extensive damage by gophers. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for kids, dogs, cats and other wildlife. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone we are aware of servicing Whittier, CA.
Our typical method for residential gopher trapping in Whittier and commercial gopher removal in Whittier is combined with traps and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your pets and other animals along with predatory birds is great.
Because of this Rodent Guys Whittier gopher trapping begins by setting traps inside the gopher tunnels near recent evidence on your property. The traps are inserted down into the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags showing their positions. Rodent Guys normally will let the traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our Whittier 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 babies in the burrow. With two different methods such as these offers great gopher control in Whittier allowing us to give the best guarantee.
What reason do we not use poison for gopher trapping in Whittier?
While many poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them have good efficiency as a sole control. This includes the commercial strength of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control for your Whittier property. Our experience with these poisons is slightly higher than that but still not high enough.
Besides gopher bait not having great control it is also quite dangerous to pets and wildlife as well as a child for your Whittier gopher trapping project. At times gophers will push poison out of their tunnels if they don’t intend to eat it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to eat the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and eats the lethal bait. Don’t let technicians lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Whittier lawn are two to eight inches down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the soil previously.
The other common way for your pet or wildlife to be 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 pet eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poison and do not allow pest control companies serving Whittier, CA tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many methods for gopher control in the past few years. In Whittier, the main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works extremely well and is wildlife safe. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have solved the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
We know Whittier 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 different method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unlivable 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 thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the nest. Once the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels of your Whittier 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 everyone’s safety.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of anyone we have seen serving Whittier. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us back with no cost to your home and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Whittier. This is normally done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property once each month walking the entire area 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 visit. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps you at its best. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next visit early depending how close your next Whittier service is scheduled.
Give us a call – its free. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone for your Whittier property. We look forward to hearing from you.
Take this time now to call us Rodent Guys for you Whittier gopher trapping project at 909-599-4711.