60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles in Port Hueneme
Gopher trapping service protects your Port Hueneme home from the vast damage by gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, dogs, cats and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone we are aware of.
The normal approach for gopher control for Port Hueneme, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is dual process of traps and gas injection. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poison bait. We have found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Port Hueneme dogs, cats and children and other wildlife including predatory birds is high.
Because of this our gopher control Port Hueneme begins with trapping in the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher activity on your Port Hueneme property. Most traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel using small flags marking their positions. We normally will let the gopher traps sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to pick-up the traps all of the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher control in Port Hueneme. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the tunnel including the babies in the burrow. With two differnt methods such as these gives fantastic gopher control allowing us to give the longest guarantee for gopher control in Port Hueneme, CA.
There are many poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good effeciency. This includes the commercial strength of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be mearly fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a little higher but not up to our standards in Port Hueneme.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in Port Hueneme it is also quite dangerous to pets and wildlife as well as a child. Sometimes gophers will eject poison from their burrows if they do not plan to consume it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the lethal bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill in roughly 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the poison. Don’t let pest control companies fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Port Hueneme landscape are 2-8″ down and easy to dig 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 consuming 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 is also eating the gopher bait. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not let pest control companies serving Port Hueneme try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps for removing gophers?
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 in Port Hueneme is it works extremely well and is pet safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have removed the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate?
We know customers want their gopher infestation fixed right away in Port Hueneme. When we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally separate technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable 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 about 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the burrow. Once the machines are turned 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 in Port Hueneme, CA.
What is the Guarantee?
We have the longest guarantee of anyone we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us back at no cost to your property and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform routine service for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done on a monthly basis which consists of us coming to your property one-time per month walking the entire landscape 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 service. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps you in Port Hueneme 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.
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. We look forward to hearing from you.
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