Santa Ana 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service protects your Santa Ana landscape from the devastating damage from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, pets like dogs and cats and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone around for Santa Ana.
The normal approach for gopher eradication for Santa Ana, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is dual process of trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Santa Ana dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is elevated.
Instead our gopher eradication starts out by trapping inside the gopher tunnels near recent gopher evidence on your Santa Ana home. The traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags showing their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys come to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher eradication in Santa Ana. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the tunnel including any young in the burrow. Using two types of techniques such as these gives excellent gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the best guarantee for gopher eradication in Santa Ana, CA.
Why do you no not use gopher poison?
There are many poison baits are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good effeciency. This includes the professional version of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is known to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons a bit higher than that but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher eradication in Santa Ana it is also very lethal to pets and wildlife not to mention children. Sometimes gophers will push poison from their burrows if they do not intend to consume it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to consume the lethal bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the bait. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Santa Ana yard are two to eight inches below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil already.
The other common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that consumed the bait. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not allow a pest control company serving Santa Ana tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Santa Ana, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many techniques for gopher control for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is child safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know customers want their gopher problem solved right away in Santa Ana. Since we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally separate 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 unlivable environment which only needs them to breath as a method of control. The whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in about thirty 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 Santa Ana for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the best 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 perform regular service for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home 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 it so you do not have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps your landscape at its best. An extra visit will be done or perform the next service early depending how close 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.