Mission Viejo Golf Course Hires Rodent Guys for Gopher Control Project Near Neighboring Homes

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Mission Viejo Country Club hired Rodent Guys Gopher Control to remove gophers from property near neighboring homes with their non-poison techniques.

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Mission Viejo Gopher Removal and Trapping Service with Rodent Guys Pest Control

Mission Viejo Country Club opened in April of 1967 and anyone lucky enough to play this magnificent course will take note of the beautiful grounds and excellent layout. To keep this 165 acre course in the pristine condition it stays takes top notch management and a desire to be the best.

This golf course, like many across the country, has a challenge in keeping the turf in such great condition. Not only fertilizer and water are needed, along with constant mowing, but there are pest control concerns. One major pest of concern for golf courses is gophers.

Gophers are rodents that burrow in the ground where they spend their whole lives. Born into litters of 3-9 they live with the mother until weaned and then they leave the nest to live a solitary life. To leave the nest they crawl through existing tunnels and then branch out to make their own tunnels and burrow system.

Gophers are vegetarians, eating most plant life they find in their path. They commonly eat tree roots, entire plants and grass, gophers are a nightmare for landscapers. Since there is no water source in their tunnel system, gophers get their water from the vegetation they eat. This makes well watered healthy vegetation a true treasure to a hungry gopher. What better place to find healthy, well watered and plentiful amount of turf than a golf course.

Many golf courses use chemical treatments for gophers which require a special permit and are very effective for gopher control. In recent years some concerns of these chemicals near residential properties has caused some courses to change their gopher control strategies.

Mission Viejo Country Club has property bordering residential homes that is infested with gophers. The areas not near homes around the entire course are gopher free because it is safe to use more aggressive gopher control methods. In the summer of 2013 Mission Viejo Country Club was seeking a safe and effective alternative to gopher extermination that would be safe for the families bordering the golf course.

The Mission Viejo Country Club contacted Rodent Guys Gopher Removal who specializes in non-poison gopher control which is much safer for families, pets and non-target wildlife. Rodent Guys main gopher eradication method is using specially made traps which are placed inside the gopher tunnels. As the gophers go through the tunnels they are trapped and removed by one their highly trained gopher trappers.

A second safe technique is carbon monoxide gas injection. This gopher control method is performed by machines manufactured by Rodent Guys and approved by the US EPA for underground rodent control. The combination of these two gopher removal techniques makes for uncompromised control of gophers.

Times are changing in the burrowing rodent control business and companies like Rodent Guys are leading the way into new and innovative extermination of gophers, moles and squirrels. Rodent Guys forward thinking into developing ways for pest control companies to offer pet friendly, family safe gopher control, will soon be the path of many to follow. For more information about Rodent Guys please visit http://www.rodentguys.com.

Our hat must also go off to Mission Viejo Country Club for their responsible approach to both its members and their neighbors. For more information about this beautiful golf course and membership please visit their website at http://www.missionviejocc.com/.

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