Costa Mesa 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher control service protects your Costa Mesa landscaping from the devastating damage caused from gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers has 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 best guarantee of anyone we are aware of for Costa Mesa.
Our normal method for gopher service for Costa Mesa, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is dual process of trapping and gas injection. At Rodent Guys 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 Costa Mesa pets and other wildlife including predatory birds is great.
This is why Rodent Guys gopher service starts out with setting traps in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher activity on your Costa Mesa property. The traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel using markers marking their locations. Rodent Guys normally will let the traps sit for 1-7 days depending 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 1st phase of our gopher service in Costa Mesa. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the burrow including any babies in the nest. With two seperate techniques such as these offers excellent gopher control allowing us to offer the longest guarantee for gopher service in Costa Mesa, CA.
The reason to not not use gopher poison?
Serveral poison baits are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness. Even the commercial version of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is known to be merely fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a little higher but still not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher service in Costa Mesa it is also very dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention children. Sometimes gophers will push poison from their tunnels if they do not plan to eat it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to consume the deadly bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly thirty minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and consumes the poison. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Costa Mesa property are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the soil 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 consumed 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 have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not let pest control companies serving Costa Mesa tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Costa Mesa, CA?
We have played with many ways 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. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows customers want their gopher infestation solved quickly in Costa Mesa. Since we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally different 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 requires 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 exterminate gophers within the tunnels including young 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 exhaust down in the tunnel. Our machines are registered and approved by EPA and State of California regulations for everyone’s safety and legal in Costa Mesa 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 time 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 routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally performed monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home once 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 it so you do not have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps you at its best. An extra service will be done or perform the next visit early depending how close 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. Talk to you soon.