60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles in Thousand Oaks
Gopher eradication service protects your Thousand Oaks landscaping from the vast damage caused from gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other animals. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company around servicing Thousand Oaks.
The normal method for gopher control for Thousand Oaks, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is dual process of traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to rat poisonous bait. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Thousand Oaks pets and other animals along with predatory birds is high.
Based on this our gopher control Thousand Oaks starts out with setting traps in the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher evidence on your Thousand Oaks property. Most traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel with markers displaying their locations. We normally will let the gopher traps sit for one to seven 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 pulled from the tunnels which is the 1st phase of our gopher control in Thousand Oaks. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any more gophers in the burrow including any babies in the nest. With 2 seperate methods such as these gives excellent gopher control allowing us to offer the longest guarantee for gopher control in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Various poisons are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work well. This includes the commercial version of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons a little better but not too low for repeatable results in Thousand Oaks.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in Thousand Oaks it is also extremely dangerous to pets and wildlife not to mention a child. At times gophers will force poison out of their tunnels when they do not intend to eat it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the deadly bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly thirty minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and consumes the poison. Don’t let pest control companies trick you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Thousand Oaks lawn are two to eight inches down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed much of the ground 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 poison. The 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 bait and do not let a pest control company serving Thousand Oaks try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers?
Here at our pest company we have played with many techniques for gopher control for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control in Thousand Oaks is it works very well and is child safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate?
We know customers want their gopher infestation fixed right away in Thousand Oaks. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally different method utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unlivable environment which only needs 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 eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the burrow. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates out of the gopher tunnels. People and pets above ground 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 Thousand Oaks, CA.
What is the Guarantee?
We offer the best guarantee of anyone we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. So while you are under your guarantee period if you notice any activity you can call us out with no charge 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 monthly which consists of us coming to your home once each month traversing the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between calls 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 property in Thousand Oaks as gopher free as possible. An extra service will be done or perform the next service early depending how soon 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. We look forward to hearing from you.
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