Costa Mesa 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service protects your Costa Mesa landscaping from the extensive damage from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers has no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other wildlife. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company we are aware of for Costa Mesa.
The typical method for gopher trapping for Costa Mesa, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Costa Mesa pets and other wildlife along with predatory birds is great.
Because of this our gopher trapping begins with trapping inside the gopher tunnels near recent gopher activity on your Costa Mesa property. These traps are inserted inside the gopher’s tunnel with markers marking their positions. Rodent Guys typically will allow the gopher traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher trapping in Costa Mesa. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the tunnel including any babies in the nest. Utilizing two types of methods such as these offers great gopher control allowing us to give the best guarantee for gopher trapping in Costa Mesa, CA.
The reason to not not use gopher poison?
While many poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively. Even the commercial strength of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons slightly higher but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher trapping in Costa Mesa it is also very dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention a child. Sometimes gophers will eject poison from their tunnels if they do not intend to eat it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed 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 would be if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and consumes the poison. Don’t let companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Costa Mesa property are two to eight inches down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil previously.
The other way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that consumed the bait. The bait 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 highly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not allow pest control companies serving Costa Mesa tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Costa Mesa, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many techniques for gopher extermination for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works extremely well and is child safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have solved the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows people want their gopher problem fixed quickly in Costa Mesa. Since we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally different 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 needs 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. 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 Costa Mesa for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of anyone we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us out with no cost to your property and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer routine service for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home once per month walking the entire landscape 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 gophers do and keeps your property as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra service or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next service is scheduled.
Call us up – there is not cost for a call. 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.