Aliso Viejo 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher removal service protects your Aliso Viejo property from the devastating damage from gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other wildlife. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone we are aware of for Aliso Viejo.
The normal approach for gopher control for Aliso Viejo, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with traps 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. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Aliso Viejo dogs, cats and children and other animals along with predatory birds is elevated.
Based on this Rodent Guys gopher control begins with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher activity on your Aliso Viejo home. These traps are inserted inside the gopher’s tunnel using small flags marking their positions. Rodent Guys typically will allow the gopher traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher control in Aliso Viejo. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the tunnel including the young in the nest. Utilizing two types of techniques such as these gives excellent gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the longest guarantee for gopher control in Aliso Viejo, CA.
What reason do we not not use gopher poison?
While many poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them work well. This includes the commercial version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a little higher but not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in Aliso Viejo it is also very lethal to pets and wildlife as well as a child. Sometimes gophers will eject poison out of their tunnels if they do not intend to consume it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now in reach for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the deadly poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and eats the lethal bait. Don’t let companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your Aliso Viejo lawn are two to eight inches below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed much of the ground already.
The last common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by eating a dead or dying gopher that consumed the poison. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and don’t allow a pest control company serving Aliso Viejo try to tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Aliso Viejo, CA?
We have used many methods for gopher extermination for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is child safe. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have removed the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know people want their gopher problem solved quickly in Aliso Viejo. When we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally different technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher eradication.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable environment which only needs them to breath as a method of control. The whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in about 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels. Above ground people and pets are unaffected by the exhaust down in the tunnel. Our machines are registered and approved by EPA and State of California regulations for everyone’s safety and legal in Aliso Viejo for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of any company we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us back with no charge to your home and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform regular service for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property once per month walking the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between visits we can be called out to take care of it so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps your property at its best. An extra service will be done or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next appointment is scheduled.
Give us a call – its free. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone. Talk to you soon.