Mission Viejo 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service protects your Mission Viejo landscaping from the extensive damage by gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers has no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone we are aware of for Mission Viejo.
The normal method for gopher service for Mission Viejo, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is combined with traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Mission Viejo dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is elevated.
This is why our gopher service begins by trapping inside the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher evidence on your Mission Viejo property. The traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel using small flags marking their positions. Rodent Guys normally will let the traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys come to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher service in Mission Viejo. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the tunnel including any young in the nest. Using 2 types of control techniques such as these offers excellent gopher control allowing us to offer the best guarantee for gopher service in Mission Viejo, CA.
What reason do we not not use gopher poison?
There are many poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively. Even the commercial strength of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is slightly higher but still not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher service in Mission Viejo it is also quite lethal to pets and wildlife as well as children. At times gophers will push poison out of their tunnels when they don’t plan to consume it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now in reach for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to eat the lethal bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the poison. Don’t let pest control companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Mission Viejo landscape are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the ground 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 ate the poison. 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 have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not let pest control companies serving Mission Viejo tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Mission Viejo, CA?
We have used many techniques for gopher extermination for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is child safe. There is no doubt 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 problem solved quickly in Mission Viejo. 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 eradication.
The carbon monoxide floods 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 around 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including young 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 Mission Viejo for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers 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 address and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform routine service for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully performed on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property once each month walking the entire area and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between visits 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 soon your next visit 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.