Gopher Service Laguna Woods

Laguna Woods 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles

Rodent Guys gopher control service protects your Laguna Woods landscaping from the extensive damage by gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone we are aware of for Laguna Woods.

The normal approach for gopher service for Laguna Woods, CA home and commercial gopher removal is a combination of traps and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Laguna Woods dogs, cats and children and other animals along with predatory birds is great.

Because of this our gopher service begins by trapping inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent gopher evidence on your Laguna Woods property. These traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel with markers showing their positions. Rodent Guys normally will  allow the traps sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.

When we come to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher service in Laguna Woods. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the tunnel including the babies in the nest. With 2 types of methods such as these gives fantastic gopher control allowing us to give the best guarantee for gopher service in Laguna Woods, CA.

One of our carbon monoxide machines for Laguna Woods


What reason do we not not use gopher poison?

While many poison baits are available for controlling gophers but few of them work well. This includes the professional version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be merely fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons slightly higher than that but not up to our standards.

Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher service in Laguna Woods it is also extremely lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as 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 in reach for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the deadly bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.

Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the poison. Don’t let pest control companies fool you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Laguna Woods yard are 2-8″ down and easy to dig 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 consuming a dead or dying gopher that ate the bait. The poison is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not let a pest control company serving Laguna Woods try to tell you it is safe – it is not.

Why use traps for removing gophers in Laguna Woods, CA?

We have played with many techniques 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 very well and is pet safe. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have removed the issue.

Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?

Rodent Guys knows people want their gopher infestation fixed right away in Laguna Woods. Since we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally separate technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher eradication.

The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unbreathable environment which only requires 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 offspring in the burrow. After 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 Laguna Woods for burrowing animals.

What is the Guarantee?

Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of any company 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 out at no cost to your property and we will re-treat the area.

Do you offer monthly service?

We offer regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully done monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time per month traversing the entire area and treating the gopher activity.

If gopher activity is seen in between treatments we can be called out to take care of the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps your property as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra visit 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.

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