Gopher Trapping Lake Forest

Lake Forest 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles

Rodent Guys gopher extermination service protects your Lake Forest landscaping from the extensive damage by gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers has no poisons and is safe for kids, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone around for Lake Forest.

Our normal approach for gopher trapping for Lake Forest, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is a combination of trapping and gas injection. We do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Lake Forest pets and other wildlife along with predatory birds is great.

Based on this Rodent Guys gopher trapping begins with setting traps in the gopher tunnels nearby the recent gopher activity on your Lake Forest location. Most traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel using markers showing their locations. Rodent Guys typically will  allow the gopher traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.

When we arrive to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher trapping in Lake Forest. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the tunnel including the offspring in the burrow. Using 2 seperate methods such as these gives great gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the best guarantee for gopher trapping in Lake Forest, CA.

One of our carbon monoxide machines for Lake Forest


The reason to not not use gopher poison?

There are many poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good control. This includes the commercial version of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be merely 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a little higher but still not up to our standards.

Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher trapping in Lake Forest it is also very lethal to pets and wildlife as well as a child. Sometimes gophers will push poison from their burrows when they do not plan to consume it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now available for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to consume the lethal bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly 30 minutes.

Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and gets into the bait. Don’t let pest control companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Lake Forest property are 2-8″ below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil previously.

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 poison is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher it he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not let pest control companies serving Lake Forest tell you it is safe – it is not.

Why use traps for removing gophers in Lake Forest, CA?

Here at Rodent Guys 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?

We know customers want their gopher problem solved right away in Lake Forest. Since we follow our trapping program 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 unbreathable environment which only needs them to breath as a method of control. The entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in about 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 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 Lake Forest for burrowing animals.

How do you guarantee your work?

Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of any company we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you see any activity you can call us back with no cost to your address and we will re-treat the area.

What about monthly service?

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

If gopher activity is seen in between calls 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 service early depending how soon 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.

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