Woodland Hills Gopher Control Season is going to be interesting
Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2013
Gopher season kicks off in March in Woodland Hills and by April the season is in full force. Rodent Guys Gopher Extermination Service says to expect an increase in population of gophers this year. The expected gopher population explosion is caused by new laws dis-allowing using the effective chemicals previously used by licensed pros.
The recent laws are even worse because the most effective product has been restricted and the 2nd most effective is no longer made. Fumitoxin, a highly debated topic in gopher control, is no longer permitted for applications on residential properties. This poison comes 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 disallowed the use of Fumitoxin for any home and for non-residential uses it is illegal for use within 100 feet of any structure. Fumitoxin is allowed at cemeteries, athletic fields or golf courses; however, no application of this poison is allowed within 100 feet of any structure, including pump houses, bathrooms, or neighboring property buildings such as garages or even dog houses.
Pest control professionals used to have another poison similar to homeowner’s options but 3.5 times stronger. The poison was strychnine which is available to homeowners at 0.5% strength. Previously, a licensed operator could obtain 1.8% which worked much better. Because of a worldwide shortage on strychnine this is no longer manufactured. Now even licensed professionals can only obtain non-licensed strength poison which has low effectiveness.
Rodent Guys claims the gopher situation is getting worse. The less efficient poisons are creating a problem for exterminators to gain control of burrowing pests on properties. The available 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 claims they have had to alter their methods all together and seldom use poisons at all. The techniques now involve carbon monoxide gas and traps. Owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, says he likes trapping because outside of Fumitoxin it is the most effective method. Carbon Monoxide gas is also used in their new methods which increases the level of control and helps to eliminate babies in the nest too.
Rodent Guys predicts they will be one of the few gopher extermination companies to be around because they continually evolve their methods to meet the standards of the changing regulations and keep high control levels. More about Rodent Guys Gopher Control Service for Woodland Hills is on their website at http://www.rodentguys.com or call them at (626) 598-3842.
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