San Clemente 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher control service protects your San Clemente home from the vast damage by gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone around for San Clemente.
Our typical approach for gopher service for San Clemente, 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 poison similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your San Clemente pets and other wildlife along with predatory birds is elevated.
Instead Rodent Guys gopher service begins by trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the recent gopher evidence on your San Clemente property. Most traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel with markers showing their positions. Rodent Guys normally will let the gopher traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys come to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher service in San Clemente. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the burrow including the offspring in the nest. Using 2 different control techniques such as these gives great gopher control allowing us to give the longest guarantee for gopher service in San Clemente, CA.
Why not not use gopher poison?
There are many poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively. Even the professional strength of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons slightly better than that but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher service in San Clemente it is also quite dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as a child. Sometimes 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 eat the lethal bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and eats the bait. Don’t let companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your San Clemente lawn are two to eight inches below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the dirt already.
The last 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 poison is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and don’t let a pest control company serving San Clemente tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in San Clemente, CA?
We have played with many ways for gopher control in the past few years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is child safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know people want their gopher problem solved right away in San Clemente. When 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 fills the gopher burrow system with an unbreathable 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 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from 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 San Clemente for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of any company we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us out at no cost to your home and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully performed on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your home once each month traversing 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 visit. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps your landscape at its best. An extra service will be done or perform the next service early depending how soon your next appointment 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. No time like the present – call us now.