Fountain Valley 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher removal service protects your Fountain Valley home from the vast damage caused from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company we are aware of for Fountain Valley.
The normal approach for gopher removal for Fountain Valley, CA home and commercial gopher removal is a combination of traps and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal 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 Fountain Valley dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is high.
This is why Rodent Guys gopher removal begins by trapping inside the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher activity on your Fountain Valley yard. Most traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags displaying their positions. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher removal in Fountain Valley. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the burrow including any young in the burrow. With 2 types of methods such as these gives great gopher control allowing us to give the longest guarantee for gopher removal in Fountain Valley, CA.
The reason to not not use gopher poison?
Serveral poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness. Even the professional version of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons slightly higher but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher removal in Fountain Valley it is also quite lethal 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 happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to eat the deadly poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and consumes the poison. Don’t let companies fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Fountain Valley property are 2-8″ down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the dirt already.
The other common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by eating a dead or dying gopher that ate 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 have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t allow pest control companies serving Fountain Valley try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Fountain Valley, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many ways for gopher control for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works extremely well and is child safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have removed the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows people want their gopher infestation solved quickly in Fountain Valley. When we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best 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 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the burrow. After 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 Fountain Valley for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of any company we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you see any activity you can call us out with no cost 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 performed monthly 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 treatments we can be called out to take care of the activity so you do not have to wait until your next service. This minimizes 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 close your next service 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.