60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles in Simi Valley
Gopher control service protects your Simi Valley landscaping from the extensive damage from gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other wildlife. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company around servicing Simi Valley.
Our typical method for gopher trapping for Simi Valley, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is a combination of traps and gas injection. We do not use the normal poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to that of rat poison. We have concluded their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Simi Valley dogs, cats and children and other wildlife along with predatory birds is high.
Instead our gopher trapping Simi Valley starts out by trapping in the gopher tunnels nearby the recent gopher activity on your Simi Valley home. Most traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags showing their positions. We typically will allow the gopher traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be removed from the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher trapping in Simi Valley. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow eliminating any other gophers in the burrow including the offspring in the nest. Using 2 seperate control techniques such as these offers fantastic gopher control allowing us to give the longest guarantee for gopher trapping in Simi Valley, CA.
Various poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them work well. Even the commercial strength of gopher bait sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is known to be mearly 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a little higher than that but still not too low for repeatable results in Simi Valley.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher trapping in Simi Valley it is also extremely dangerous to pets and wildlife as well as a child. Sometimes gophers will force poison from their burrows when they don’t plan to eat it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now in reach for anyone (child, pet, other animals) 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 is if a dog digs into the burrow going after the gopher and gets into the bait. Don’t let pest control companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Simi Valley property are two to eight inches down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the dirt already.
The (other|last} way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that ate the poison. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher it he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is strongly recommended to not use gopher poiosn and do not allow a pest control company serving Simi Valley try to tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers?
We have used many methods for gopher control in the past few 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 pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. No doubt about when you pull out a gopher that you have removed the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate?
We know customers want their gopher infestation fixed quickly in Simi Valley. When 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 lethal gas in about 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. Once the machines are turned 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 Simi Valley, CA.
What is the Guarantee?
We have the best guarantee of any company we have seen. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during 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 regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done on a monthly basis which consists of us coming to your property once each month walking the entire property and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between appointments we can be called out to take care of the activity so you don’t have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage they do and keeps your landscape in Simi Valley as gopher free as possible. An extra visit will be done 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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