San Clemente 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service protects your San Clemente landscape from the extensive damage from gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company we are aware of for San Clemente.
The typical approach for gopher eradication for San Clemente, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is a combination of trapping and carbon monoxide. 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 low and the danger to your San Clemente pets and other wildlife along with predatory birds is great.
Because of this Rodent Guys gopher eradication begins by trapping in the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher activity on your San Clemente location. Most traps are inserted inside the gopher’s tunnel with markers showing their locations. Rodent Guys normally will allow the gopher traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher eradication in San Clemente. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any more gophers in the burrow including the offspring in the burrow. Using two different control techniques such as these gives excellent gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the best guarantee for gopher eradication in San Clemente, CA.
What reason do we not not use gopher poison?
Serveral poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work well. Even the commercial strength of gopher poison sold to 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 method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is slightly higher but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher eradication in San Clemente it is also quite dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention a child. Sometimes gophers will eject poison from their tunnels if they do not plan to consume it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now in reach for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to consume 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 burrow going after the gopher and eats the lethal bait. Don’t let companies trick you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your San Clemente yard are 2-8″ below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the ground previously.
The other common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by eating a dead or dying gopher that consumed the bait. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog 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 pest control companies serving San Clemente try to tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in San Clemente, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many methods for gopher control for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works extremely well and is wildlife safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have removed the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows customers want their gopher infestation solved quickly in San Clemente. Since 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 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 around thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels. People and pets above ground 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 San Clemente for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of any company we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us out at no cost to your property and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally performed on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property once each month walking the entire landscape and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between appointments we can be called out to take care of the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps you at its best. An extra visit will be done or perform the next service early depending how close your next service 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.