Mission Viejo 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher removal service protects your Mission Viejo landscaping from the devastating damage by gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other wildlife. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company we are aware of for Mission Viejo.
The normal approach for gopher removal for Mission Viejo, CA home and commercial gopher removal is a combination of traps and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poisonous bait. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Mission Viejo dogs, cats and children and other wildlife along with predatory birds is great.
Because of this our gopher removal starts out by trapping inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent gopher evidence on your Mission Viejo location. The traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel using markers displaying their positions. Rodent Guys normally will let the gopher 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 the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher removal in Mission Viejo. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the tunnel including any offspring in the nest. Using two different methods such as these gives great gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the best guarantee for gopher removal in Mission Viejo, CA.
The reason to not not use gopher poison?
Various poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness. This includes the professional strength of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is known to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is slightly better than that but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher removal in Mission Viejo it is also quite dangerous to pets and wildlife as well as a child. At times gophers will eject poison from their burrows when they don’t plan to consume it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to eat the lethal bait. 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 burrow going after the gopher and consumes the lethal bait. Don’t let pest control companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Mission Viejo lawn are 2-8″ down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed a lot of the soil previously.
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 lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not let pest control companies serving Mission Viejo try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Mission Viejo, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many ways for gopher extermination for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is wildlife safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have removed the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know people want their gopher infestation solved right away in Mission Viejo. When we follow our trapping 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 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 lethal gas in about thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. Once the machines are switched 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 Mission Viejo for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of any company we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us out at no charge to your home and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home once per 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 the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps your property at its best. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next service early depending how soon your next appointment is scheduled.
Give us a call – 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.