Trabuco Canyon 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service protects your Trabuco Canyon property from the devastating damage caused from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential treatment 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 anyone we are aware of for Trabuco Canyon.
The normal approach for gopher eradication for Trabuco Canyon, 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 poison similar to that of rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Trabuco Canyon dogs, cats and children and other animals along with predatory birds is high.
Because of this our gopher eradication begins with trapping inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent gopher activity on your Trabuco Canyon location. The traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags showing their locations. Rodent Guys normally will allow the traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys come to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher eradication in Trabuco Canyon. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any more gophers in the tunnel including any babies in the burrow. Using 2 seperate control techniques such as these gives fantastic gopher control allowing us to offer the best guarantee for gopher eradication in Trabuco Canyon, CA.
What reason do we not not use gopher poison?
Various poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work well. This includes the professional strength of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons slightly higher than that but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher eradication in Trabuco Canyon it is also extremely lethal to pets and wildlife as well as a child. At times gophers will force poison out of their tunnels when they don’t intend to eat it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) 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 would be if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and eats the bait. Don’t let pest control companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Trabuco Canyon landscape are 2-8″ down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed a lot of the ground 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 poison is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher it is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not let a pest control company serving Trabuco Canyon tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Trabuco Canyon, CA?
We have played with many methods for gopher eradication 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 pet safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows customers want their gopher infestation solved right away in Trabuco Canyon. 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 highest chances of full gopher eradication.
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 about thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the burrow. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from 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 Trabuco Canyon for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of anyone 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 out with no cost 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 done monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home once per 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 do not have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps your landscape at its best. We will either do an extra service or perform the next service early depending how soon your next service 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. No time like the present – call us now.