Gopher Control Rancho Santa Margarita

Rancho Santa Margarita 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles

Rodent Guys gopher removal service protects your Rancho Santa Margarita home from the extensive damage from gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for children, pets and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company around for Rancho Santa Margarita.

The normal method for gopher control for Rancho Santa Margarita, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is dual process of traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Rancho Santa Margarita dogs, cats and children and other wildlife along with predatory birds is high.

Based on this our gopher control begins by trapping inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent gopher activity on your Rancho Santa Margarita home. Most traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags marking their locations. Rodent Guys normally will  let the traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.

When Rodent Guys come to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher control in Rancho Santa Margarita. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the burrow including any babies in the nest. Using 2 types of methods such as these offers fantastic gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to give the best guarantee for gopher control in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

One of our carbon monoxide machines for Rancho Santa Margarita


What reason do we not not use gopher poison?

Various poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness. Even the professional version of gopher bait available 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 better than that but still not too low for repeatable results.

Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in Rancho Santa Margarita it is also very dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention children. At times gophers will eject poison from their burrows when they don’t plan to eat it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to eat the lethal bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly thirty minutes.

Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the bait. Don’t let companies fool you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Rancho Santa Margarita yard are two to eight inches below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil previously.

The other 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 poison is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher it is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not let pest control companies serving Rancho Santa Margarita tell you it is safe – it is not.

What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA?

We have played with many ways for gopher control in the past few years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works extremely well and is wildlife safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the issue.

Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?

Rodent Guys knows customers want their gopher infestation fixed quickly in Rancho Santa Margarita. Since we follow our trapping program 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 lethal gas in around thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the burrow. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates out of 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 Rancho Santa Margarita for burrowing animals.

How do you guarantee your work?

Rodent Guys offers the longest 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 back at no charge to your address 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 which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property once each month walking the entire property 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 minimizes the damage they do and keeps your landscape at its best. We will either do an extra service or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next visit is scheduled.

Call us up – its free. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone. No time like the present – call us now.

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