Santa Ana 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher extermination service protects your Santa Ana landscaping from the devastating damage caused from gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential service 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 longest guarantee of anyone we are aware of for Santa Ana.
Our normal approach for gopher trapping for Santa Ana, CA home and commercial gopher removal is dual process of traps and gas injection. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal poison 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 Santa Ana pets and other animals including predatory birds is great.
This is why Rodent Guys gopher trapping starts out with trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher activity on your Santa Ana property. These traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags showing their locations. Rodent Guys normally 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 all of the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher trapping in Santa Ana. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the tunnel including any offspring in the nest. With 2 seperate control techniques such as these gives excellent gopher control allowing us to offer the longest guarantee for gopher trapping in Santa Ana, CA.
The reason to not not use gopher poison?
Various poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them have good effeciency. This includes the commercial version of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons a little higher than that but still not high enough.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher trapping in Santa Ana it is also very dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention a child. At times gophers will eject poison out of their tunnels when they do not intend to eat it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now in reach for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to eat the deadly poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the bait. Don’t let pest control companies fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Santa Ana landscape are two to eight inches down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed much of the ground 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 consumed the bait. 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 have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not allow pest control companies serving Santa Ana try to tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Santa Ana, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have played with many techniques 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 extremely well and is pet 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?
Rodent Guys knows customers want their gopher infestation fixed quickly in Santa Ana. Since we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method 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 fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable 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 eliminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the nest. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels. Above ground people and pets 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 Santa Ana for burrowing animals.
What is the Guarantee?
Rodent Guys has the best guarantee of any company 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 home and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We offer regular service for residential and commercial properties. This is normally performed monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home once per month traversing the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between visits we can be called out to take care of the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps your landscape as gopher free as possible. An extra visit will be done or perform the next service early depending how soon your next appointment 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.