Gopher Extermination Rancho Santa Margarita

Rancho Santa Margarita 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles

Rodent Guys gopher eradication service protects your Rancho Santa Margarita property from the extensive damage by gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone around for Rancho Santa Margarita.

Our normal method for gopher extermination for Rancho Santa Margarita, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with trapping and gas injection. We do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Rancho Santa Margarita dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is elevated.

Based on this Rodent Guys gopher extermination begins by setting traps in the gopher tunnels nearby the recent gopher activity on your Rancho Santa Margarita location. The traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel using small flags displaying their locations. Rodent Guys normally will  let the traps sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.

When Rodent Guys arrive to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher extermination in Rancho Santa Margarita. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the burrow including the babies in the nest. With two seperate techniques such as these offers fantastic gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the best guarantee for gopher extermination in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

One of our carbon monoxide machines for Rancho Santa Margarita


Why do you no not use gopher poison?

There are many poison baits are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good effeciency. This includes the professional version of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is reported to be merely fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons slightly better than that but still not up to our standards.

Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher extermination in Rancho Santa Margarita it is also extremely lethal to pets and wildlife as well as children. At times gophers will eject poison from their burrows if they do not plan to consume it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to eat the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.

Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and eats the lethal bait. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Rancho Santa Margarita lawn are two to eight inches down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed a lot of the soil already.

The last common 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 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 poiosn and don’t let a pest control company serving Rancho Santa Margarita try to tell you it is safe – it is not.

Why use traps for removing gophers in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA?

We have used many methods for gopher control in the past few years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. No doubt about when you pull out 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 fixed right away in Rancho Santa Margarita. When 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 fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable environment which only needs them to breath as a method of control. The whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in around thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the burrow. Once the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels. People and pets above ground 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 Rancho Santa Margarita for burrowing animals.

How do you guarantee your work?

Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of any company we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us back with no cost to your home and we will re-treat the area.

Do you offer monthly service?

We perform routine service for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully done on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home once per month traversing the entire landscape and treating the gopher activity.

If gopher activity is seen in between treatments 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 gophers do and keeps you as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra service or perform the next service 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. Talk to you soon.

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