Ladera Ranch 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher control service protects your Ladera Ranch home from the vast damage caused from gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other wildlife. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company we are aware of for Ladera Ranch.
The typical method for gopher eradication for Ladera Ranch, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is a combination of traps and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poison bait. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Ladera Ranch pets and other animals along with predatory birds is high.
This is why Rodent Guys gopher eradication begins by trapping in the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher evidence on your Ladera Ranch property. The traps are inserted inside the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags marking their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for 1-7 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 1st phase of our gopher eradication in Ladera Ranch. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the burrow including any young in the burrow. With two seperate techniques such as these offers great gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the best guarantee for gopher eradication in Ladera Ranch, CA.
Why not not use gopher poison?
Serveral poison baits are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively. This includes the commercial version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a bit better but still not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher eradication in Ladera Ranch it is also extremely lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as children. At times gophers will force poison out of their burrows when they don’t intend to eat it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to eat the lethal poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly thirty minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the lethal bait. Don’t let pest control companies fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your Ladera Ranch property are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the soil already.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by eating a dead or dying gopher that ate the poison. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not allow a pest control company serving Ladera Ranch try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Ladera Ranch, CA?
We have played with many techniques 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. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have solved the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know people want their gopher problem solved quickly in Ladera Ranch. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally different 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 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 young in the nest. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from 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 Ladera Ranch for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of anyone we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you see any activity you can call us out with no charge to your address and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully performed on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time per month walking the entire landscape and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between visits we can be called out to take care of the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps your property at its best. An extra service will be done 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. We look forward to hearing from you.