Santa Ana 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service protects your Santa Ana landscaping from the devastating damage from gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, dogs, cats and other wildlife. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company around for Santa Ana.
Our typical approach for gopher control for Santa Ana, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is dual process of trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Santa Ana pets and other wildlife including predatory birds is elevated.
Instead our gopher control begins by trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the recent gopher activity on your Santa Ana yard. Most traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel using small flags showing their locations. Rodent Guys normally will allow the gopher traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher control in Santa Ana. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the tunnel including the young in the burrow. With two seperate techniques such as these gives excellent gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to give the longest guarantee for gopher control in Santa Ana, CA.
What reason do we not not use gopher poison?
Serveral poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them work well. This includes the commercial version of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons slightly better than that but not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in Santa Ana it is also extremely lethal to pets and wildlife not to mention children. Sometimes gophers will force poison from their tunnels if they don’t plan to eat it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now in reach for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the lethal bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly thirty minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the lethal bait. Don’t let companies trick you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your Santa Ana yard are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the ground previously.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that ate the poison. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet 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 let pest control companies serving Santa Ana tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Santa Ana, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many techniques for gopher extermination for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works very well and is pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have removed the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know people want their gopher problem fixed right away in Santa Ana. Since we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher eradication.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unlivable 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 about thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the burrow. Once 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 Santa Ana for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of anyone we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you notice 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 maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time per 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 it so you do not have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps you as gopher free as possible. An extra visit will be done or perform the next visit early depending how close your next visit is scheduled.
Give us a call – its free. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone. We look forward to hearing from you.