Rancho Santa Margarita 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher eradication service protects your Rancho Santa Margarita home from the extensive damage from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other wildlife. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company we are aware of for Rancho Santa Margarita.
Our typical approach for gopher eradication for Rancho Santa Margarita, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Rancho Santa Margarita dogs, cats and children and other wildlife along with predatory birds is elevated.
This is why our gopher eradication starts out by trapping in the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher activity on your Rancho Santa Margarita yard. These traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags showing their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the 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 eradication in Rancho Santa Margarita. 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 burrow including any babies in the burrow. Utilizing two seperate methods such as these offers excellent gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to give the longest guarantee for gopher eradication in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
Why not not use gopher poison?
While many poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness. Even the commercial version of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons slightly higher but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher eradication in Rancho Santa Margarita it is also quite lethal to pets and wildlife not to mention children. Sometimes gophers will eject poison out of their burrows when they do not intend to consume it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to eat the deadly bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and eats the lethal bait. Don’t let technicians fool you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Rancho Santa Margarita lawn are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed much of the dirt 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 it he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not allow a pest control company serving Rancho Santa Margarita tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many methods 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 pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know people want their gopher problem fixed quickly in Rancho Santa Margarita. Since we follow our trapping 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 extermination.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unbreathable 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 around 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring 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 gasses down in the tunnel. Our machines are registered and approved by EPA and State of California regulations for everyone’s safety and legal in Rancho Santa Margarita for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of any company we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you see any activity you can call us back with no cost to your address and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform regular service for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home once per month traversing 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 do not have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage gophers 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. Talk to you soon.