Rancho Santa Margarita 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher eradication service protects your Rancho Santa Margarita landscape from the extensive damage caused from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone we are aware of for Rancho Santa Margarita.
The typical method for gopher removal for Rancho Santa Margarita, CA home and commercial gopher removal is a combination of trapping 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 concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Rancho Santa Margarita pets and other wildlife including predatory birds is high.
Instead Rodent Guys gopher removal starts out by trapping inside the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher activity on your Rancho Santa Margarita property. These traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel using small flags displaying their positions. Rodent Guys normally will let the gopher traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher removal in Rancho Santa Margarita. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the tunnel including the young in the burrow. Utilizing 2 seperate techniques such as these gives fantastic gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the longest guarantee for gopher removal in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
Why do you no not use gopher poison?
There are many poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively. Even the commercial version of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is slightly better than that but still not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher removal in Rancho Santa Margarita it is also very lethal to pets and wildlife not to mention a child. At times gophers will force poison from their burrows when they do not intend 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 consume the deadly bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
The other 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 poison. Don’t let pest control companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Rancho Santa Margarita property are two to eight inches below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil already.
The other way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by eating a dead or dying gopher that ate the bait. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher it he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let a pest control company serving Rancho Santa Margarita try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have removed the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows customers want their gopher problem solved quickly in Rancho Santa Margarita. Since we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally separate method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest chances of full gopher eradication.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable environment which only requires 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 eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the burrow. Once the machines are turned 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 time if you see any activity you can call us out at no charge to your address and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time each month walking the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between calls we can be called out to take care of the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps your landscape at its best. We will either do an extra service or perform the next service early depending how close your next visit 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.