Irvine 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher eradication service protects your Irvine landscaping from the vast damage from gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, pets and other wildlife. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone we are aware of for Irvine.
Our typical approach for gopher trapping for Irvine, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is dual process of trapping and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poison. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Irvine pets and other wildlife along with predatory birds is high.
Instead Rodent Guys gopher trapping starts out with trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher activity on your Irvine property. These traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags showing their locations. Rodent Guys typically will let the gopher traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher trapping in Irvine. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any more gophers in the burrow including any babies in the nest. Utilizing 2 seperate control techniques such as these gives excellent gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the longest guarantee for gopher trapping in Irvine, CA.
Why not not use gopher poison?
There are many poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work well. This includes 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 method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a little better than that but not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher trapping in Irvine it is also extremely lethal to pets and wildlife as well as a child. Sometimes gophers will push poison from their tunnels if they don’t intend to consume it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the deadly poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly thirty minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and consumes the poison. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Irvine lawn are two to eight inches down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed a lot of the dirt previously.
The other common 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 dog eats the gopher it he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let a pest control company serving Irvine tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Irvine, CA?
We have used many techniques for gopher eradication 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 wildlife safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have solved the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows people want their gopher infestation fixed right away in Irvine. Since 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 highest 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 entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in around 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the nest. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates out of 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 Irvine for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of anyone we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us back at no cost to your property and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally performed on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time each month walking 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 it so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps you as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra service or perform the next visit early depending how close your next appointment 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. Talk to you soon.