Mission Viejo 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service protects your Mission Viejo landscape from the vast damage from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for kids, dogs, cats and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone around for Mission Viejo.
The typical approach for gopher control for Mission Viejo, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with traps and gas injection. We do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poisonous bait. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Mission Viejo dogs, cats and children and other wildlife including predatory birds is high.
Instead Rodent Guys gopher control starts out by trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher activity on your Mission Viejo location. Most traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags displaying their positions. Rodent Guys typically will allow the traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys come to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher control in Mission Viejo. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the burrow including the babies in the nest. Utilizing two types of control techniques such as these gives great gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to give the longest guarantee for gopher control in Mission Viejo, CA.
What reason do we not not use gopher poison?
Various poison baits 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, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a bit better than that but still not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in Mission Viejo it is also very dangerous to pets and wildlife as well as children. Sometimes gophers will eject poison out of their tunnels if they do not plan to eat it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now in reach for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and gets into the bait. Don’t let technicians fool you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Mission Viejo property are two to eight inches down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed a lot of the dirt already.
The other common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that consumed the bait. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher it is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not allow a pest control company serving Mission Viejo try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Mission Viejo, CA?
We have played with many ways for gopher eradication in the past few years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control 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?
Rodent Guys knows customers want their gopher infestation solved quickly in Mission Viejo. When 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 highest 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 deadly gas in around 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the nest. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels. People and pets above ground 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 Mission Viejo for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of any company we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under 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 offer routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time each month walking the entire landscape and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between treatments 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 gophers do and keeps your property 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. Talk to you soon.