Lake Forest 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service protects your Lake Forest landscaping from the extensive damage caused from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers has no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone around for Lake Forest.
Our typical method for gopher eradication for Lake Forest, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with trapping and gas injection. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Lake Forest pets and other animals along with predatory birds is elevated.
This is why Rodent Guys gopher eradication begins with trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher activity on your Lake Forest property. These traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel with small flags marking their positions. Rodent Guys normally will let the traps sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys come to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher eradication in Lake Forest. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the burrow including the young in the nest. Utilizing two different control techniques such as these gives fantastic gopher control allowing us to give the best guarantee for gopher eradication in Lake Forest, CA.
The reason to not not use gopher poison?
There are many poison baits are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good control. Even the professional strength of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons slightly higher than that but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher eradication in Lake Forest it is also quite dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as children. Sometimes gophers will push poison out of their tunnels if they do not plan to eat it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and gets into the lethal bait. Don’t let companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Lake Forest landscape are 2-8″ down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the ground previously.
The last common 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 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 highly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and don’t let pest control companies serving Lake Forest try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Lake Forest, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many techniques for gopher eradication in the past few years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works very well and is wildlife safe. There is no doubt when you pull out 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 quickly in Lake Forest. When we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally different method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest chances of full gopher eradication.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable 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. Once 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 Lake Forest for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of anyone we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us out with no charge to your property and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully performed on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property once per month walking the entire area and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between appointments we can be called out to take care of it so you do not have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps your landscape at its best. An extra visit will be done or perform the next service early depending how soon your next appointment is scheduled.
Call us up – 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.