Rancho Santa Margarita 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service protects your Rancho Santa Margarita home from the devastating damage from gophers and moles. Our 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 any company we are aware of for Rancho Santa Margarita.
The normal approach for gopher trapping for Rancho Santa Margarita, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is a combination of traps and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the usual poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Rancho Santa Margarita dogs, cats and children and other wildlife including predatory birds is high.
Because of this Rodent Guys gopher trapping starts out with setting traps in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher activity on your Rancho Santa Margarita home. Most traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags showing their positions. Rodent Guys normally will let the gopher traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys arrive to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher trapping in Rancho Santa Margarita. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the burrow including any young in the nest. With 2 different methods such as these gives excellent gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the best guarantee for gopher trapping in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
The reason to not not use gopher poison?
Various poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness. Even the commercial version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons slightly better than that but not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher trapping in Rancho Santa Margarita it is also quite lethal to pets and wildlife not to mention a child. At times gophers will eject poison from their tunnels if they don’t plan to consume it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now in reach for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to eat the lethal bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and eats the poison. Don’t let pest control companies fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Rancho Santa Margarita landscape are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed much of the soil already.
The last common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that consumed the bait. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher it he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not allow a pest control company serving Rancho Santa Margarita try to tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA?
We have used many ways for gopher control in the past few years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control is it works extremely well and is pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
We know customers want their gopher problem solved right away in Rancho Santa Margarita. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally separate method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher eradication.
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 deadly gas in around 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring 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 Rancho Santa Margarita for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the longest 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 at no charge to your property and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully performed on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time per month traversing 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 do not have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage they do and keeps you as gopher free as possible. An extra visit will be done or perform the next service 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. No time like the present – call us now.