Gopher Extermination San Clemente

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Rodent Guys gopher trapping service protects your San Clemente landscaping from the devastating damage from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company around for San Clemente.

Our normal approach for gopher extermination for San Clemente, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is a combination of trapping and gas injection. We do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your San Clemente dogs, cats and children and other wildlife along with predatory birds is high.

Because of this our gopher extermination starts out with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher activity on your San Clemente property. These traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel using small flags showing their locations. Rodent Guys normally will  allow the traps sit for one to seven days varying 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 out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher extermination in San Clemente. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the burrow including any babies in the nest. Using two types of control techniques such as these gives fantastic gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to give the best guarantee for gopher extermination in San Clemente, CA.

One of our carbon monoxide machines for San Clemente


Why do you no not use gopher poison?

Serveral poison baits are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness. This includes the commercial version of gopher bait 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 method of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons a bit higher than that but not up to our standards.

Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher extermination in San Clemente it is also quite dangerous to pets and wildlife as well as children. Sometimes gophers will push poison from their tunnels when they do not intend 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.

Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and eats the lethal bait. Don’t let pest control companies trick you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your San Clemente lawn are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil 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 bait. The poison is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let a pest control company serving San Clemente tell you it is safe – it is not.

Why use traps for removing gophers in San Clemente, CA?

We have played with many methods for gopher extermination for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works very well and is child safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have solved the problem.

Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?

We know customers want their gopher problem solved right away in San Clemente. 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 highest chances of full gopher eradication.

The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unbreathable 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 offspring in the nest. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels. People and pets above ground 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 San Clemente for burrowing animals.

How do you guarantee your work?

Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of any company we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us back with no charge to your property and we will re-treat the area.

Do you offer monthly service?

We perform routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally performed on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property once each month traversing the entire property and treating the gopher activity.

If gopher activity is seen in between visits we can be called out to take care of it so you do not have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps you at its best. An extra service will be done or perform the next visit early depending how soon 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. Talk to you soon.

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