Costa Mesa 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher eradication service protects your Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa.
The normal approach for gopher extermination for Costa Mesa, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Costa Mesa pets and other animals along with predatory birds is elevated.
Instead our gopher extermination starts out with trapping inside the gopher tunnels near recent gopher evidence on your Costa Mesa property. Most traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags displaying their locations. Rodent Guys typically will allow the traps sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher extermination in Costa Mesa. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the burrow including any young in the burrow. With two seperate methods such as these offers fantastic gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the best guarantee for gopher extermination in Costa Mesa, CA.
Why not not use gopher poison?
While many poisons are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively. This includes the commercial version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a bit better but not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher extermination in Costa Mesa it is also quite lethal to pets and wildlife as well as a child. Sometimes gophers will eject poison out of their burrows if they do not intend to eat it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to consume the deadly poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and eats the lethal bait. Don’t let technicians fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Costa Mesa property are two to eight inches below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the soil already.
The other common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by eating a dead or dying gopher that ate the bait. The poison 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 bait and don’t allow pest control companies serving Costa Mesa tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Costa Mesa, CA?
We have played with many techniques for gopher eradication in the past few years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works extremely well and is child safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know people want their gopher infestation solved quickly in Costa Mesa. 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 eradication.
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 lethal gas in about 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the nest. Once the machines are switched 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 Costa Mesa 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. This means during your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us out with no charge to your property and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally performed on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time each month traversing the entire area and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between visits we can be called out to take care of the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps you as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next service early depending how close your next visit is scheduled.
Call us up – 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.