San Clemente 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher removal service protects your San Clemente landscape from the vast damage from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, pets like dogs and cats and other wildlife. Our approach for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company around for San Clemente.
Our typical approach for gopher control for San Clemente, CA home and commercial gopher removal is a combination of traps and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison bait. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your San Clemente dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is great.
Because of this our gopher control starts out by setting traps in the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher evidence on your San Clemente property. Most traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags displaying their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher control in San Clemente. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any more gophers in the burrow including the babies in the nest. With 2 seperate techniques such as these offers great gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to give the longest guarantee for gopher control in San Clemente, CA.
What reason do we not not use gopher poison?
Various poisons are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively. Even the commercial version of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons a little higher but still not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in San Clemente it is also extremely dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention a child. Sometimes gophers will eject poison from their burrows when they don’t intend to eat it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now available for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to consume the lethal 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 into the tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the poison. Don’t let pest control companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your San Clemente property are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the ground already.
The other 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 have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not allow pest control companies serving San Clemente tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in San Clemente, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many techniques for gopher control for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works extremely well and is pet safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have removed the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows customers want their gopher infestation fixed right away in San Clemente. When 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 highest chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unbreathable environment which only needs 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 burrow. 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 San Clemente for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of anyone we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us back at no charge to your home 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 monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time each month traversing 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 it so you do not have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps your property as gopher free as possible. An extra visit will be done or perform the next service early depending how soon your next appointment 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. No time like the present – call us now.