Santa Ana 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher removal service protects your Santa Ana property from the extensive damage from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company we are aware of for Santa Ana.
The normal method for gopher extermination for Santa Ana, CA home and commercial gopher removal is a combination of trapping and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Santa Ana pets and other wildlife including predatory birds is high.
Based on this Rodent Guys gopher extermination starts out with trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher activity on your Santa Ana yard. These traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel using small flags showing their positions. Rodent Guys normally will let the traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher extermination in Santa Ana. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any more gophers in the tunnel including any babies in the burrow. Utilizing two different control techniques such as these gives fantastic gopher control allowing us to offer the best guarantee for gopher extermination in Santa Ana, CA.
Why do you no not use gopher poison?
While many poison baits are available for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively. Even the professional version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons a bit better than that but not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher extermination in Santa Ana it is also extremely dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as a child. Sometimes gophers will force poison out of their tunnels if they don’t plan to eat it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) 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 down n the burrow going after the gopher and digs down to the bait. Don’t let companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your Santa Ana landscape are two to eight inches down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the ground 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 ate the poison. The poison is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let pest control companies serving Santa Ana try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Santa Ana, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many methods for gopher control in the past few years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works very well and is wildlife safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know people want their gopher problem solved right away in Santa Ana. When we follow our trapping program 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 extermination.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable environment which only needs them to breath as a method of control. The entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in about thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the nest. Once the machines are turned 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 Santa Ana for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of anyone we have seen. 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 property and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally performed monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time 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 don’t 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 service early depending how soon your next service 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. We look forward to hearing from you.