San Juan Capistrano 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher control service protects your San Juan Capistrano property from the vast damage from gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other wildlife. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone around for San Juan Capistrano.
The normal method for gopher control for San Juan Capistrano, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your San Juan Capistrano dogs, cats and children and other wildlife including predatory birds is elevated.
Instead Rodent Guys gopher control starts out by setting traps in the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher activity on your San Juan Capistrano property. The traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel using small flags marking their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the gopher traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher control in San Juan Capistrano. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any more gophers in the tunnel including the babies in the burrow. Utilizing 2 different control techniques such as these gives fantastic gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the best guarantee for gopher control in San Juan Capistrano, CA.
Why not not use gopher poison?
Serveral poisons are sold for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness. Even the commercial 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 technique of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons a little better than that but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in San Juan Capistrano it is also extremely lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention a child. At times gophers will force poison out of their burrows if they do not plan to eat it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to eat the deadly poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the lethal bait. Don’t let pest control companies fool you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your San Juan Capistrano landscape are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the dirt previously.
The other common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that ate 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 own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t allow pest control companies serving San Juan Capistrano try to tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in San Juan Capistrano, CA?
We have used many methods 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 very well and is pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know people want their gopher problem solved right away in San Juan Capistrano. When we follow our trapping program 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 fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable 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 about 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the nest. Once the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates out of 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 Juan Capistrano for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of anyone we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us out at no charge 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 usaully done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home once per month walking the entire area and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between calls we can be called out to take care of it so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps your property at its best. An extra visit will be done or perform the next service early depending how close 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.