60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles in Moorpark
Gopher removal service protects your Moorpark landscape from the vast damage by gophers and moles. Our residential service for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, dogs, cats and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the best guarantee of anyone we are aware of.
The typical approach for gopher trapping for Moorpark, CA home and commercial gopher removal is dual process of traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the normal poisonous bait which is strychnine or gopher bait similar to that of rat poison bait. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Moorpark pets and other wildlife along with predatory birds is elevated.
Because of this our gopher trapping Moorpark begins by setting traps in the gopher tunnels near recent gopher evidence on your Moorpark yard. Most traps are placed inside the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags showing their positions. We normally will allow the traps sit for 1-7 days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to retrieve the traps all of the dead gophers will be pulled from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher trapping in Moorpark. After the trapping we will use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any more gophers in the burrow including any young in the burrow. Using 2 differnt control techniques such as these gives great gopher control allowing us to offer the best guarantee for gopher trapping in Moorpark, CA.
Various poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them have good control. Even the commercial version of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be only 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. We have seen with these poisons slightly higher than that but still not too low for repeatable results in Moorpark.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher trapping in Moorpark it is also very dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as children. At times gophers will force poison out of their tunnels when they don’t intend to consume it (this happens commonly). Once the bait is above ground it is now exposed for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to consume the deadly bait. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly thirty minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the lethal bait. Don’t let pest control companies fool you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Moorpark property are two to eight inches down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the ground already.
The (other|last} 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 pet eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you have dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t allow a pest control company serving Moorpark try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps for removing gophers?
We have played with many ways for gopher extermination for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal in Moorpark is it works extremely well and is child safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have removed the issue.
What is the purpose of carbon monoxide to exterminate?
We know people want their gopher infestation solved right away in Moorpark. Since we follow our trapping up with a carbon monoxide method 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 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 deadly gas in about 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. After the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from 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 Moorpark, 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 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 performed on a monthly basis consisting of us coming to your property once per 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 the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next visit. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps your landscape in Moorpark as gopher free as possible. An extra service will be done or perform the next service early depending how soon your next appointment 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. Talk to you soon.
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