Santa Ana 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service protects your Santa Ana landscaping from the devastating damage caused from gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone around for Santa Ana.
Our typical method for gopher service for Santa Ana, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with traps and gas injection. We do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poison. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Santa Ana dogs, cats and children and other animals along with predatory birds is great.
This is why our gopher service starts out with trapping in the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher activity on your Santa Ana yard. The traps are inserted inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags 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 Rodent Guys come to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher service in Santa Ana. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any more gophers in the burrow including any babies in the burrow. Using 2 seperate methods such as these offers fantastic gopher control allowing us to give the longest guarantee for gopher service in Santa Ana, CA.
Why not not use gopher poison?
There are many poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them work well. Even the commercial version of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons slightly higher than that but not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher service in Santa Ana it is also very lethal to pets and wildlife as well as children. Sometimes gophers will push poison from their burrows if 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 wildlife) to consume the deadly poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and digs down to the lethal bait. Don’t let companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Santa Ana lawn are 2-8″ down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil 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 lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not let pest control companies serving Santa Ana try to tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Santa Ana, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many techniques for gopher extermination in the past few years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control 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 issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know customers want their gopher infestation solved right away in Santa Ana. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally different method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable 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 around 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the nest. Once the machines are turned 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 Santa Ana 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 notice any activity you can call us back at no cost to your home and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer regular service for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully performed monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time 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 service. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps you as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra service or perform the next visit early depending how soon 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. We look forward to hearing from you.