Pasadena Gopher Control Season Now in Full Swing

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Rodent Guys claims 2013 will be bad year for gopher control because of new legislation for Pasadena property owners.

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Gopher season kicks off in March for Pasadena and by April it is in full force. Rodent Guys Gopher Removal Service is expecting a large population of gophers this year. The expected population expansion is because of new laws restricting using the efficient poisons previously applied by qualified professionals.

The recently adopted laws are two fold because the most effective poison has been banned and the next most effective is no longer available. Fumitoxin is no longer permitted for residential use. 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 EPA's federal ban has banned the use of Fumitoxin for any residence and for commercial and agricultural applications 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 100 feet of any structure, including pump houses, bathrooms, or neighboring property buildings even unoccupied structures like dog houses.

Pest control professionals used to have another poison similar to homeowner’s options but considerably more potent. The poison was strychnine which is obtainable by homeowners at 0.5% strength. Up until recently a licensed operator could purchase 1.8% which worked much better. Because of a worldwide shortage of strychnine this is no longer available. Now even licensed professionals can only buy hardware store strength poison which has low effectiveness.

Rodent Guys states the gopher problem is getting worse. The less efficient poisons are creating a problem for exterminators to gain control of burrowing pests on properties. The obtainable poisons are not achieving 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 techniques all together and rarely use poisons at all. The techniques now include carbon monoxide gas and traps. Owner of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, says he likes trapping because outside of Fumitoxin it is the most reliable method. Carbon Monoxide gas is utilized in their new methods which increases the effectiveness and helps to eliminate young in the burrow too.

Rodent Guys predicts they will be among the few gopher extermination companies to be around because they strive to continue updating their techniques and change with the changing regulations. Additional information about Rodent Guys Gopher Control Service for Pasadena is on their website at or give them a call at (626) 598-3842.

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