2013 Gopher Control Season will be tough in Corona, CA
Corona, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2013
Gopher season begins in March in Corona and by April it is in full swing. Rodent Guys Gopher Control Service says to expect a large population of gophers this year. The anticipation of a gopher population expansion is because of new laws not allowing the use of the efficient chemicals previously used by certified professionals.
The new laws are even worse because the most effective product has been restricted and the next best is no longer manufactured. Fumitoxin is no longer permitted for use on homes. This poison is in dry tabs that when placed in the ground and react with water, will release phosphine gas. This deadly gas is extremely toxic and a very effective chemical.
The federal ban has restricted the use of Fumitoxin for any residence and for commercial and agricultural uses it cannot be used within 100 feet of any structure. This poison is still allowed for use at cemeteries, athletic fields or golf courses; however, this poison cannot be used within one hundred feet of any structure, including pump houses, bathrooms, or neighboring property buildings such as garages or even dog houses.
Pest control operators did have another poison similar to that available to homeowners but 3.5 times stronger. The poison was strychnine which is obtainable by homeowners at 0.5% strength. Up until recently a licensed technician could buy 1.8% which worked much better. Because of a worldwide shortage on strychnine this is no longer manufactured. Now even licensed professionals can only get hardware store strength poison which has low effectiveness.
Rodent Guys claims the gopher problem is getting worse. The lower strength poisons are creating a problem for exterminators to gain control of burrowing pests on properties. The obtainable poisons are not gaining the control levels and the gopher populations are increasing. Many pest control companies have stopped offering gopher control because the available poisons do not allow them to keep the rodents under control.
Rodent Guys says they were forced to alter their methods all together and rarely use poisons at all. The techniques now involve carbon monoxide gas and trapping. Owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, says he likes traps because outside of Fumitoxin it is the most effective method. Carbon Monoxide gas is utilized in their new methods which increases the effectiveness and helps to eliminate babies in the nest too.
Rodent Guys predicts they will be among the few gopher removal companies left because they strive to continue updating their methods and evolve with the changing regulations. Additional information about Rodent Guys Gopher Control Service for Corona can be found on their website at http://www.rodentguys.com or give them a call at (626) 598-3842.
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