60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles in Simi Valley
Gopher control service protects your Simi Valley property from the devastating damage caused from gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for children, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone around servicing Simi Valley.
The typical approach for gopher control for Simi Valley, CA home and commercial gopher removal is a combination of traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Simi Valley pets and other wildlife including predatory birds is elevated.
This is why our gopher control Simi Valley starts out with trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the recent gopher activity on your Simi Valley yard. Most traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel using markers displaying their positions. We typically will allow the traps sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher control in Simi Valley. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the tunnel including the offspring in the burrow. With 2 differnt control techniques such as these gives great gopher control allowing us to give the best guarantee for gopher control in Simi Valley, CA.
Various poisons are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work well. This includes the commercial version of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be only fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a little better than that but still not high enough in Simi Valley.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in Simi Valley it is also extremely lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention a child. At times gophers will eject poison out of their burrows if they don’t intend to consume it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed for anyone (children, dogs, cats and other wildlife) to consume the deadly poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in about 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and digs down to the lethal bait. Don’t let companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Simi Valley landscape are 2-8″ below and easy to dig since the tunneling removed much of the dirt previously.
The (other|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 it is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not allow pest control companies serving Simi Valley try to tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers?
We have played with many methods for gopher eradication for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal in Simi Valley is it works very well and is wildlife safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate?
We know people want their gopher problem fixed quickly in Simi Valley. When we follow our trapping program 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 eradication.
The carbon monoxide fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable environment which only requires them to breath as a method of control. The whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in around thirty seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the burrow. Once the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels. People and pets above ground 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 Simi Valley, CA.
How do you guarantee your work?
We have the longest guarantee of any company we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you see any activity you can call us out at no charge to your home and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We offer regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally performed monthly consisting of us coming to your home one-time each 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 it so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps your landscape in Simi Valley at its best. We will either do an extra service or perform the next service early depending how close your next visit 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. No time like the present – call us now.
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