60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles in Oxnard
Gopher control service protects your Oxnard property from the vast damage by gophers and moles. Our residential treatment 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 any company around servicing Oxnard.
The typical method for gopher control for Oxnard, CA home and commercial gopher removal is combined with trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poisonous bait. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Oxnard pets and other wildlife including predatory birds is great.
Based on this our gopher control Oxnard starts out by setting traps inside the gopher tunnels nearby the recent gopher evidence on your Oxnard home. The traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel using small flags showing their positions. We typically will allow the traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher control in Oxnard. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the tunnel including any young in the burrow. Using 2 types of control techniques such as these gives fantastic gopher control allowing us to give the best guarantee for gopher control in Oxnard, CA.
Serveral poison baits are available for controlling gophers but few of them work well. This includes the commercial strength of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is reported to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a little higher than that but not too low for repeatable results in Oxnard.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in Oxnard it is also extremely lethal to pets and wildlife not to mention a child. At times gophers will eject poison from their tunnels when they don’t intend to consume it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now available for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the lethal poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and gets into the bait. Don’t let pest control companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Oxnard lawn are two to eight inches below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the ground previously.
The (other|last} 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 he he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and don’t let pest control companies serving Oxnard try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps for removing gophers?
Here at our pest company 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 removal in Oxnard is it works very well and is pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have solved the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate?
We know people want their gopher problem solved quickly in Oxnard. Since we follow our trapping 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 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 lethal gas in around 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the burrow. After the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates from 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 in Oxnard, CA.
What is the Guarantee?
We have the best guarantee of any company we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you see any activity you can call us out with no charge to your property and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done on a monthly basis consisting of us coming to your property once per month traversing the entire landscape 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 minimizes the damage they do and keeps your landscape in Oxnard as gopher free as possible. An extra service will be done or perform the next service early depending how close 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.
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