Fountain Valley 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher control service protects your Fountain Valley home from the devastating damage from gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, dogs, cats and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company around for Fountain Valley.
Our normal approach for gopher trapping for Fountain Valley, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is combined with traps and gas injection. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poison. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Fountain Valley dogs, cats and children and other wildlife along with predatory birds is great.
Based on this our gopher trapping begins by setting traps inside the gopher tunnels near recent gopher activity on your Fountain Valley property. The traps are inserted down into the gopher’s tunnel using markers marking their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the traps sit for 1-7 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 trapping in Fountain Valley. 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 babies in the nest. With two types of methods such as these gives fantastic gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to give the best guarantee for gopher trapping in Fountain Valley, CA.
The reason to not not use gopher poison?
There are many poisons are sold for controlling gophers but few of them have good control. This includes the professional version of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons a little better than that but not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher trapping in Fountain Valley it is also very dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention children. Sometimes gophers will push poison out of their burrows when they don’t plan 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 consume the deadly bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly thirty minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and eats the poison. Don’t let technicians fool you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Fountain Valley lawn are 2-8″ below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed a lot of the dirt 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 consumed the bait. The poison is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher it he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not let pest control companies serving Fountain Valley tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Fountain Valley, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used 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 very well and is child safe. No doubt about 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 Fountain Valley. Since we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally different technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unlivable 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 eliminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the burrow. Once the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels. People and pets above ground 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 Fountain Valley for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys has the longest guarantee of anyone we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us out at no charge 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 normally performed monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time per month traversing the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between visits we can be called out to take care of it so you do not have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage they 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.
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.