Irvine 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service protects your Irvine landscaping from the extensive damage caused from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company we are aware of for Irvine.
The normal method for gopher service for Irvine, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with trapping and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Irvine dogs, cats and children and other animals along with predatory birds is high.
This is why our gopher service begins with trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher activity on your Irvine property. These traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags displaying their positions. Rodent Guys normally will allow the traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher service in Irvine. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the tunnel including any offspring in the burrow. Using two different methods such as these gives excellent gopher control allowing us to offer the best guarantee for gopher service in Irvine, CA.
What reason do we not not use gopher poison?
There are many poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work well. This includes the professional strength of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons a little better than that but still not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher service in Irvine it is also quite dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention children. At times gophers will eject poison from their burrows if they do not intend to consume it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to consume the lethal poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and gets into the poison. Don’t let companies fool you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Irvine lawn are two to eight inches down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the ground previously.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that consumed the poison. The poison is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher it is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not let pest control companies serving Irvine tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Irvine, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many methods for gopher control for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works extremely well and is pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have solved the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows customers want their gopher problem fixed right away in Irvine. 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 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 thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies 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 Irvine for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the best 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 at no cost to your property and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform routine service for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property once each month walking the entire property 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 service. This minimizes the damage they 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 service 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. Talk to you soon.