Gopher Trapping Laguna Woods

Laguna Woods 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles

Rodent Guys gopher eradication service protects your Laguna Woods home from the extensive damage from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers has no poisons and is safe for children, pets and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone we are aware of for Laguna Woods.

The normal approach for gopher trapping for Laguna Woods, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with 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 Laguna Woods pets and other animals including predatory birds is high.

Based on this Rodent Guys gopher trapping starts out by trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher activity on your Laguna Woods yard. Most traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags showing their positions. Rodent Guys typically will  allow the traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.

When Rodent Guys arrive to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher trapping in Laguna Woods. 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 two types of methods such as these offers excellent gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to give the longest guarantee for gopher trapping in Laguna Woods, CA.

One of our carbon monoxide machines for Laguna Woods


Why do you no not use gopher poison?

While many poison baits are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good effeciency. Even the commercial version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be merely fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a little higher than that but still not up to our standards.

Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher trapping in Laguna Woods it is also extremely dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention a child. Sometimes gophers will push poison out of their burrows if they don’t plan to eat it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to consume the lethal bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly thirty minutes.

The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the lethal bait. Don’t let companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Laguna Woods yard are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the soil already.

The last common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by eating a dead or dying gopher that consumed the poison. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher it is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not allow pest control companies serving Laguna Woods try to tell you it is safe – it is not.

Why use traps for removing gophers in Laguna Woods, CA?

We have used many ways for gopher eradication for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is pet safe. No doubt about 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 problem fixed right away in Laguna Woods. Since we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate 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 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 young in the nest. After the machines are switched 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 Laguna Woods for burrowing animals.

What is the Guarantee?

Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of anyone 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 back with no cost to your property and we will re-treat the area.

What about monthly service?

We perform routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully performed on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home once each month walking the entire property and treating the gopher activity.

If gopher activity is seen in between appointments 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 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 – 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.

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