Irvine 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service protects your Irvine property from the devastating damage from gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets and other wildlife. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company around for Irvine.
Our typical method for gopher control for Irvine, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is dual process of traps and gas injection. We do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Irvine dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is great.
This is why our gopher control starts out by setting traps inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent gopher evidence on your Irvine property. The traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags marking their locations. Rodent Guys typically will allow the gopher traps sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher control in Irvine. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the tunnel including the young in the nest. Utilizing 2 types of techniques such as these offers excellent gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the best guarantee for gopher control in Irvine, CA.
Why do you no not use gopher poison?
There are many poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively. This includes the commercial version of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a little higher but not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in Irvine it is also quite dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as children. At times gophers will eject poison from their burrows when they do not intend to eat it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now available for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to consume the deadly poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and eats the lethal bait. Don’t let companies fool you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Irvine property are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed much of the dirt already.
The other way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by eating a dead or dying gopher that consumed the bait. The poison 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 don’t allow a pest control company serving Irvine try to tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Irvine, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many techniques for gopher control in the past few years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control 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.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows people want their gopher infestation solved quickly in Irvine. Since we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally separate technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unbreathable environment which only requires them to breath as a method of control. The whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in around 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the nest. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels. People and pets above ground 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 Irvine for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of any company we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us out with no cost to your home and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally performed on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time per month walking the entire area and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between visits we can be called out to take care of the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps your landscape at its best. An extra visit will be done or perform the next visit early depending how close your next service is scheduled.
Call us up – 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. Talk to you soon.