Mission Viejo 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher eradication service protects your Mission Viejo landscape from the devastating damage from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service for gophers utilizes 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 around for Mission Viejo.
The typical method for gopher trapping for Mission Viejo, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is dual process of traps and gas injection. We do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poison bait. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Mission Viejo dogs, cats and children and other animals along with predatory birds is great.
This is why our gopher trapping begins with trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the recent gopher activity on your Mission Viejo home. Most traps are inserted down into the gopher’s tunnel using markers displaying their locations. Rodent Guys normally will let the traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher trapping in Mission Viejo. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any more gophers in the tunnel including the babies in the burrow. Using 2 types of methods such as these offers excellent gopher control allowing us to offer the longest guarantee for gopher trapping in Mission Viejo, CA.
Why not not use gopher poison?
Serveral poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work well. Even the commercial version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons slightly higher than that but not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher trapping in Mission Viejo it is also extremely dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention a child. Sometimes gophers will push poison from their burrows if they don’t intend to eat it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now in reach for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to eat the deadly bait. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and gets into the lethal bait. Don’t let companies fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Mission Viejo lawn are 2-8″ below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil already.
The last way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that consumed the poison. The 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 highly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not let a pest control company serving Mission Viejo tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Mission Viejo, CA?
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. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have solved the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know customers want their gopher infestation solved right away in Mission Viejo. 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 best chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unlivable environment which only requires them to breath as a method of control. The whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in around 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from 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 Mission Viejo for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of any company 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 out with no cost to your property and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer routine service for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully done on a monthly basis consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home once each month walking the entire area 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 don’t have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps you at its best. We will either do an extra service or perform the next service early depending how close your next service 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. No time like the present – call us now.