Laguna Beach 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher control service protects your Laguna Beach landscape from the extensive damage by gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets and other wildlife. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone we are aware of for Laguna Beach.
The normal method for gopher service for Laguna Beach, CA home and commercial gopher removal is a combination of traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poisonous bait. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Laguna Beach pets and other animals along with predatory birds is elevated.
Because of this our gopher service starts out with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher activity on your Laguna Beach property. Most traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel using markers showing their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher service in Laguna Beach. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the tunnel including the young in the nest. Utilizing two different control techniques such as these gives fantastic gopher control allowing us to offer the best guarantee for gopher service in Laguna Beach, CA.
Why not not use gopher poison?
There are many poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them have good control. Even the commercial strength of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons a bit higher than that but still not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher service in Laguna Beach it is also quite dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention children. Sometimes gophers will eject poison out of their burrows when they don’t intend to eat it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to eat the lethal bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and eats the bait. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Laguna Beach landscape are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed much of the soil already.
The last 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 pet eats the gopher it he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and don’t let pest control companies serving Laguna Beach try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Laguna Beach, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many ways for gopher eradication for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works extremely well and is pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have removed the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows customers want their gopher infestation fixed right away in Laguna Beach. Since we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide floods 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 around 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from 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 Laguna Beach for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of anyone we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us back at no cost to your home and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time per month walking the entire area 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 will minimize the damage they do and keeps your property at its best. An extra visit will be done or perform the next service early depending how soon your next appointment is scheduled.
Call us up – 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.