Gopher Removal Irvine

Irvine 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles

Rodent Guys gopher trapping service protects your Irvine home from the vast damage by gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, dogs, cats and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company around for Irvine.

The normal approach for gopher removal for Irvine, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with traps and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Irvine dogs, cats and children and other animals along with predatory birds is elevated.

Instead Rodent Guys gopher removal begins by setting traps in the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher evidence on your Irvine yard. The traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel using small flags marking their positions. Rodent Guys normally will  let the gopher traps sit for one to seven days depending 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 removal in Irvine. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the tunnel including the young in the nest. Utilizing two types of control techniques such as these gives great gopher control allowing us to offer the best guarantee for gopher removal in Irvine, CA.

One of our carbon monoxide machines for Irvine


What reason do we not not use gopher poison?

Various poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work well. Even the professional version of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons a little higher but not up to our standards.

Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher removal in Irvine it is also extremely lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention children. Sometimes gophers will eject poison from their burrows if they don’t plan to consume it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now available for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to consume the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.

The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and eats the poison. Don’t let pest control companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your Irvine landscape are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate 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 eating a dead or dying gopher that ate the poison. The poison is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not allow pest control companies serving Irvine try to tell you it is safe – its not.

Why use traps for removing gophers in Irvine, CA?

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 child safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the issue.

What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?

Rodent Guys knows people want their gopher problem solved right away in Irvine. When we follow our trapping program 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 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 whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in around 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the nest. 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 Irvine 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 time if you see any activity you can call us out with no charge to your property and we will re-treat the area.

What about monthly service?

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

If gopher activity is seen in between appointments 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 they do and keeps your landscape as gopher free as possible. An extra service will be done or perform the next service 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. No time like the present – call us now.

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