60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles in Ventura
Gopher control service protects your Ventura landscape from the devastating damage from gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other wildlife. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company we are aware of.
The normal method for gopher control for Ventura, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is dual process of traps and gas injection. We do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poisonous bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Ventura dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is elevated.
Based on this our gopher control Ventura starts out by setting traps inside the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher activity on your Ventura yard. These traps are inserted down into the gopher’s tunnel using irrigation flags marking their locations. We typically will allow the traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher control in Ventura. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to place carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any more gophers in the tunnel including the babies in the burrow. Using two differnt control techniques such as these gives fantastic gopher control allowing us to offer the longest guarantee for gopher control in Ventura, CA.
While many poison baits are available for controlling gophers but few of them have good effectiveness. Even the professional version of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, is limited in its effectiveness. Strychnine is reported to be mearly fifty to sixty percent effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is slightly higher than that but not high enough in Ventura.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in Ventura it is also very dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention a child. At times gophers will eject poison out of their tunnels when they don’t intend to consume it (this is common). Once the bait is above ground it is now in reach for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to consume the deadly bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the burrow going after the gopher and digs down to the bait. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Ventura landscape are two to eight inches below and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit 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 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 highly recommended to not use gopher bait and do not let a pest control company serving Ventura try to tell you it is safe – its not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers?
We have played with many methods for gopher extermination for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control in Ventura is it works very well and is child safe. There is no doubt when you pull out a gopher that you have solved the problem.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate?
We know customers want their gopher problem fixed quickly in Ventura. Since we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide treatment we have now used a totally different technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the best chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unbreathable environment which only needs them to breath as a method of control. The whole system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in around 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including young in the burrow. After 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 Ventura, CA.
How do you guarantee your work?
We offer the best guarantee of anyone we know about. 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 home and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally performed monthly 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 visits we can be called out to take care of the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps you in Ventura at its best. We will either do an extra service or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next visit 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. Talk to you soon.
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