Costa Mesa 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service protects your Costa Mesa home from the devastating damage caused from gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone we are aware of for Costa Mesa.
Our normal method for gopher control for Costa Mesa, CA home and commercial gopher removal is dual process of trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Costa Mesa pets and other wildlife including predatory birds is elevated.
Based on this Rodent Guys gopher control begins with setting traps in the gopher tunnels near recent gopher evidence on your Costa Mesa home. The traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel with small flags displaying their locations. Rodent Guys normally will let the traps sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher control in Costa Mesa. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the tunnel including the young in the nest. With 2 different techniques such as these offers great gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to give the best guarantee for gopher control in Costa Mesa, CA.
What reason do we not not use gopher poison?
There are many poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good effeciency. This includes the professional strength of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a little better than that but not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in Costa Mesa it is also very dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention a child. Sometimes gophers will force poison from their tunnels if they do not intend to consume it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the lethal bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and consumes the lethal bait. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Costa Mesa property are two to eight inches below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the soil already.
The other way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that ate the poison. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not allow a pest control company serving Costa Mesa try to tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Costa Mesa, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many techniques for gopher eradication for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works extremely well and is wildlife safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows people want their gopher infestation solved right away in Costa Mesa. Since we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher eradication.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unbreathable environment which only requires them to breath as a method of control. The entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in around thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the nest. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels. Above ground people and pets are unaffected by the gasses down in the tunnel. Our machines are registered and approved by EPA and State of California regulations for everyone’s safety and legal in Costa Mesa for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of anyone we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us back at no cost to your address and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer regular service for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time each month traversing the entire landscape and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between appointments we can be called out to take care of the activity so you do not have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps you as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra service or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next visit is scheduled.
Give us a call – there is not cost for a call. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone. We look forward to hearing from you.