Mission Viejo 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher control service protects your Mission Viejo landscaping from the vast damage by 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 any company we are aware of for Mission Viejo.
Our normal approach for gopher extermination for Mission Viejo, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is a combination of trapping and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Mission Viejo pets and other wildlife along with predatory birds is great.
Instead our gopher extermination begins with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher activity on your Mission Viejo home. Most traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags 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 arrive to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher extermination in Mission Viejo. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any more gophers in the burrow including any babies in the burrow. Utilizing two different techniques such as these offers excellent gopher control allowing us to offer the longest guarantee for gopher extermination in Mission Viejo, CA.
Why do you no not use gopher poison?
There are many poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them work well. Even the professional strength of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is known to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons slightly higher than that but not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher extermination in Mission Viejo it is also quite lethal to pets and wildlife not to mention children. At times gophers will eject poison from their burrows when they do not intend to consume it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now available for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to consume the deadly bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the poison. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Mission Viejo landscape are 2-8″ below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed a lot of the soil previously.
The other way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by eating 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 it he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t allow a pest control company serving Mission Viejo try to tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Mission Viejo, CA?
We have used many techniques for gopher eradication 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 wildlife safe. There is no doubt when you remove 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 Mission Viejo. When we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest 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 entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in around 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from 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 Mission Viejo for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of any company we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us out with no charge to your address and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer regular service for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time per month traversing the entire landscape 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 visit. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps your property at its best. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next appointment is scheduled.
Call us up – 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.