Gopher Service Rancho Santa Margarita

Rancho Santa Margarita 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles

Rodent Guys gopher control service protects your Rancho Santa Margarita landscaping from the extensive damage from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company around for Rancho Santa Margarita.

Our typical approach for gopher service for Rancho Santa Margarita, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is combined with traps 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 Rancho Santa Margarita dogs, cats and children and other wildlife along with predatory birds is high.

This is why Rodent Guys gopher service begins with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher evidence on your Rancho Santa Margarita home. Most traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel using markers marking their positions. Rodent Guys normally will  let the traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.

When Rodent Guys 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 Rancho Santa Margarita. 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 the babies in the nest. Utilizing 2 seperate methods such as these gives excellent gopher control allowing us to give the longest guarantee for gopher service in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

One of our carbon monoxide machines for Rancho Santa Margarita


Why do you no not use gopher poison?

Various poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work well. Even the professional strength of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is slightly higher but not up to our standards.

Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher service in Rancho Santa Margarita it is also very lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as children. Sometimes gophers will eject poison from their burrows if they do not plan to eat it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now in reach for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to eat the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 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 fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet down. The tunnels on your Rancho Santa Margarita lawn are two to eight inches below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the dirt already.

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 he is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and don’t allow pest control companies serving Rancho Santa Margarita tell you it is safe – it is not.

What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA?

Here at Rodent Guys we have used many methods for gopher control 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 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 people want their gopher infestation solved right away in Rancho Santa Margarita. Since we follow our trapping program 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 extermination.

The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unbreathable 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 nest. After the machines are turned 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 Rancho Santa Margarita for burrowing animals.

How do you guarantee your work?

Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of any company we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us out with no cost to your home and we will re-treat the area.

Do you offer monthly service?

We perform routine service for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done monthly which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property once per month walking the entire landscape 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 visit. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps your property as gopher free as possible. An extra visit will be done or perform the next visit early depending how close 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.

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