(PRWEB) April 21, 2013
Gopher season starts in March for La Habra, CA and by April it is in full swing. Rodent Guys Gopher Extermination Service says to expect an increase in population of gophers this year. The anticipation of a gopher population expansion is because of new regulations dis-allowing the use of the effective chemicals previously applied by pest professionals.
The new regulations are even worse because the most effective chemical gopher extermination has been restricted and the second most effective is no longer made. Fumitoxin is no longer permitted for use on homes. The 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 non-residential uses it is illegal for use within 100 feet of any structure. This drastically effects La Habra, CA gopher control. Fumitoxin can be legally used at cemeteries, athletic fields or golf courses; but, 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 other gopher poisons similar to that available to homeowners but much more effective. The poison was strychnine which is obtainable by homeowners at 0.5% strength. Previously, a licensed technician could buy 1.8% which was more effective. Because of a worldwide shortage of strychnine this is no longer available. Now even qualified professionals can only buy non-licensed strength poison which has limited effects.
Rodent Guys suggests the gopher situation is getting worse. The less efficient poisons are creating a problem for extermination companies to gain control of burrowing pests on properties. The available poisons are not achieving the control levels and the gopher populations are increasing. Many pest control companies have stopped offering gopher control because they cannot keep clients happy under the new regulations.
Rodent Guys claims they have had to change their techniques all together and rarely use poisons. The techniques now involve carbon monoxide gas and trapping. Owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, says he prefers trapping because outside of Fumitoxin it is the most effective gopher control method. Carbon Monoxide gas is also used in their new techniques which increases the level of control and helps to eliminate babies in the nest as well.
Rodent Guys predicts they will be one of the few gopher extermination companies out there because they regularly update their methods to meet the standards of the changing laws and still achieve high control levels. More about Rodent Guys Gopher Control Service for La Habra is on their website at http://www.rodentguys.com or give them a call at (626) 598-3842.
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