Mission Viejo 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service protects your Mission Viejo landscape from the extensive damage caused from gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, dogs, cats and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company around for Mission Viejo.
Our normal approach for gopher eradication for Mission Viejo, CA home and commercial gopher removal is dual process of traps and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Mission Viejo pets and other animals including predatory birds is great.
This is why our gopher eradication begins by trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher activity on your Mission Viejo location. The traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation 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 arrive to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher eradication in Mission Viejo. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any more gophers in the burrow including any offspring in the burrow. Utilizing 2 different methods such as these offers great gopher control allowing us to offer the best guarantee for gopher eradication in Mission Viejo, CA.
What reason do we not not use gopher poison?
While many poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good control. This includes the commercial strength of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is known to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a little higher than that but still not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher eradication in Mission Viejo it is also quite lethal to pets and wildlife not to mention a child. At times gophers will force poison from their tunnels when they don’t plan to consume it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the lethal bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly thirty minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and consumes the lethal bait. Don’t let companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Mission Viejo landscape are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil already.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that consumed the poison. The lethal 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 don’t let pest control companies serving Mission Viejo try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Mission Viejo, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many ways for gopher extermination for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works extremely well and is wildlife safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have solved the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know people want their gopher problem solved right away in Mission Viejo. Since we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally different method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unbreathable 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 around 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the nest. After 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 Mission Viejo for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of any company we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us back at no charge to your address and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally performed monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time per 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 the activity so you do not have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps you at its best. An extra service will be done or perform the next service early depending how soon your next service 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. Talk to you soon.