Irvine 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher removal service protects your Irvine property from the vast damage from gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company we are aware of for Irvine.
The normal approach for gopher extermination for Irvine, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is combined with trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Irvine pets and other animals along with predatory birds is great.
Based on this Rodent Guys gopher extermination starts out by trapping in the gopher tunnels near recent gopher evidence on your Irvine home. These traps are inserted down into the gopher’s tunnel with markers displaying their positions. Rodent Guys typically will allow 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 the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher extermination in Irvine. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any more gophers in the burrow including any offspring in the burrow. Using two types of methods such as these offers great gopher control allowing us to offer the longest guarantee for gopher extermination in Irvine, CA.
The reason to not not use gopher poison?
Serveral poison baits are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work well. Even the professional strength of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is reported to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is slightly better than that but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher extermination in Irvine it is also quite lethal to pets and wildlife not to mention a child. Sometimes gophers will force poison out of their burrows when they do not plan to eat it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now in reach for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to eat the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the lethal bait. Don’t let pest control companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Irvine landscape are two to eight inches down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the ground already.
The other 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 own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and don’t allow a pest control company serving Irvine try to tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Irvine, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used 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 very well and is child safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have solved the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know customers want their gopher problem fixed quickly in Irvine. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally separate technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest 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 about 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels. Above ground people and pets are unaffected by the exhaust down in the tunnel. Our machines are registered and approved by EPA and State of California regulations for everyone’s safety and legal in Irvine for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of anyone we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us back with no cost to your property and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform regular service for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully performed on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home once each month walking 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. We will either do an extra service or perform the next service early depending how close 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.