Laguna Woods 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service protects your Laguna Woods landscape from the vast damage caused from gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other wildlife. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company we are aware of for Laguna Woods.
Our normal method for gopher extermination for Laguna Woods, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with traps and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poison bait. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Laguna Woods pets and other wildlife along with predatory birds is high.
Instead Rodent Guys gopher extermination begins with trapping inside the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher activity on your Laguna Woods yard. Most traps are inserted down into the gopher’s tunnel with small flags marking their positions. Rodent Guys typically will let the gopher traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys come to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher extermination in Laguna Woods. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the tunnel including any babies in the burrow. Using 2 types of techniques such as these gives excellent gopher control allowing us to give the longest guarantee for gopher extermination in Laguna Woods, CA.
The reason to not not use gopher poison?
Various poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them work well. Even the commercial version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is slightly higher but still not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher extermination in Laguna Woods it is also quite lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as a child. Sometimes gophers will force poison from their tunnels if they don’t plan to eat it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now in reach 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 tunnel going after the gopher and gets into the poison. Don’t let pest control companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Laguna Woods lawn are 2-8″ below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the ground 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 ate the poison. The bait 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 highly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t allow a pest control company serving Laguna Woods tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Laguna Woods, CA?
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 child safe. There is no doubt when you remove 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 fixed right away in Laguna Woods. When we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally separate technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher eradication.
The carbon monoxide fills 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 lethal gas in about 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the nest. After 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 Laguna Woods for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of anyone we have seen. 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 charge to your home and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully done on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home once per month traversing the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between treatments we can be called out to take care of it so you do not have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps you at its best. We will either do an extra service or perform the next visit early depending how close your next appointment 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. We look forward to hearing from you.