Trabuco Canyon 60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher control service protects your Trabuco Canyon landscaping from the extensive damage caused from gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company around for Trabuco Canyon.
Our normal approach for gopher trapping for Trabuco Canyon, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is combined with trapping and carbon monoxide. At Rodent Guys we do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Trabuco Canyon dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is elevated.
Because of this our gopher trapping starts out with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels near recent gopher activity on your Trabuco Canyon home. The traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags displaying their locations. Rodent Guys normally will let the gopher traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When Rodent Guys come to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher trapping in Trabuco Canyon. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any more gophers in the burrow including the offspring in the nest. With two different control techniques such as these offers fantastic gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to give the best guarantee for gopher trapping in Trabuco Canyon, CA.
What reason do we not not use gopher poison?
While many poison baits are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good control. Even the commercial strength 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. We have seen with these poisons a bit better but not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher trapping in Trabuco Canyon it is also quite lethal to pets and wildlife as well as a child. Sometimes gophers will push poison out of their burrows if they don’t intend to consume it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other animals) to consume the lethal bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly thirty minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the poison. Don’t let companies fool you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Trabuco Canyon property are 2-8″ down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the ground 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 ate the bait. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and don’t let pest control companies serving Trabuco Canyon tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Trabuco Canyon, CA?
Here at Rodent Guys we have used many methods 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 very well and is child safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have solved the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers?
Rodent Guys knows people want their gopher infestation solved quickly in Trabuco Canyon. Since we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest 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 lethal gas in around 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from 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 Trabuco Canyon for burrowing animals.
How do you guarantee your work?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of anyone we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us out at no charge 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 normally performed on a monthly basis which consists of Rodent Guys coming to your property once per month walking the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between treatments we can be called out to take care of the activity so you do not have to wait until your next service. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps you at its best. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next service early depending how soon your next appointment is scheduled.
Give us a call – 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. We look forward to hearing from you.