Trabuco Canyon 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher control service protects your Trabuco Canyon home from the devastating damage from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, 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 Trabuco Canyon.
The normal approach for gopher extermination for Trabuco Canyon, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is combined with trapping and gas injection. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poisonous bait. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Trabuco Canyon dogs, cats and children and other animals along with predatory birds is elevated.
Based on this our gopher extermination begins by setting traps in the gopher tunnels near recent gopher evidence on your Trabuco Canyon home. The traps are inserted down into the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags marking their positions. Rodent Guys typically will let the gopher traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys come to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher extermination in Trabuco Canyon. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the tunnel including any offspring in the burrow. Using 2 seperate methods such as these gives great gopher control allowing us to offer the longest guarantee for gopher extermination in Trabuco Canyon, CA.
Why not not use gopher poison?
While many poison baits are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good control. This includes the professional version of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons slightly better than that but not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher extermination in Trabuco Canyon it is also quite dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention children. Sometimes gophers will eject poison from their burrows 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 (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to eat the lethal poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the poison. Don’t let pest control companies fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your Trabuco Canyon landscape are two to eight inches below and easy to excavate 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 bait. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher it he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let a pest control company serving Trabuco Canyon try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Trabuco Canyon, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many techniques for gopher eradication 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. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have solved the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know customers want their gopher infestation solved right away in Trabuco Canyon. Since we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally different method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unbreathable environment which only needs them to breath as a method of control. The entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in about thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the burrow. Once the machines are switched 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 Trabuco Canyon for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of anyone we know about. 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 address and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time per month walking 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 service. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps your property 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.
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.