60-Day Guarantee for Gopher and Mole Service
Rodent Guys gopher trapping Riverside service protects your home from the extensive damage from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers has no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control Riverside with the longest guarantee of anyone we are aware of.
The typical method for gopher trapping Riverside, CA home and commercial gopher removal is a combination of trapping and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your pets and other animals along with predatory birds is elevated.
Instead our gopher trapping Riverside starts out by setting traps in the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher evidence on your Riverside yard. These traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel with markers marking their positions. Rodent Guys typically will allow the traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys come to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher trapping Riverside. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the burrow including any young in the burrow. Using two types of control techniques such as these offers fantastic gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to give the longest guarantee.
What reason do we not use gopher poison]?
Various poisons are available for controlling gophers in Riverside, Ca but few of them work effectively. Even the professional strength of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is slightly better than that but not too low for repeatable results.
Not only does gopher bait not having good results for gopher extermination it is also quite dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention a child. At times gophers will push poison from their burrows if they do not plan to eat it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now available for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to consume the lethal poison on your Riverside property. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and gets into the lethal bait. Don’t let companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface in Riverside. The tunnels on your property are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the ground already.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that consumed the bait. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and don’t let a pest control company serving Riverside try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps?
We have played with many methods for gopher control for our customers over the years in Riverside. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is wildlife safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide?
We know customers want their gopher problem fixed right away. Since 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 in Riverside.
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 around thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the burrow. Once the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels. Above ground people and pets are unaffected by the gasses down in the tunnel. Our machines are registered and approved by EPA and State of California regulations for everyone’s safety for use in Riverside, Ca.
What is the Guarantee for gopher control Riverside?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of anyone we know about for Riverside. Our normal guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you see any holes you can call us back with no charge to your home and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial landscapes in Riverside. This is normally performed on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property once per month walking the entire area and treating the gopher mounds.
If mounds are seen in between visits we can be called out to take care of it so you do not have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps your landscape in Riverside as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra service or do the next visit early depending how close your next service is set.
Give us a call – its free. We would be glad to go over your pet friendly gopher removal options and quote prices on the telephone. Talk to you soon.