60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles in Thousand Oaks
Gopher trapping service protects your Thousand Oaks property from the extensive damage from gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers has no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other animals. We approach things a bit different for gopher control with the best guarantee of any company around servicing Thousand Oaks.
Our normal method for gopher trapping for Thousand Oaks, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is dual process of trapping 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 limited and the danger to your Thousand Oaks pets and other animals including predatory birds is high.
Because of this our gopher trapping Thousand Oaks starts out with trapping inside the gopher tunnels nearby the most recent gopher activity on your Thousand Oaks property. The traps are positioned inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags showing their positions. We normally will allow the gopher traps sit for 1-7 days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to retrieve the traps the dead gophers will be removed out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher trapping in Thousand Oaks. 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 offspring in the burrow. With 2 seperate control techniques such as these offers great gopher control allowing us to give the best guarantee for gopher trapping in Thousand Oaks, CA.
There are many poisons are sold for controlling gophers but few of them have good effeciency. This includes the commercial strength of gopher poison available to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is reported to be mearly 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons slightly better than that but not high enough in Thousand Oaks.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher trapping in Thousand Oaks it is also extremely lethal to pets and wildlife as well as a child. At times gophers will push poison out of their burrows if they don’t intend to eat it (this is common). Once the bait is 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.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the lethal bait. Don’t let technicians lie to you, the main tunnels are not several feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Thousand Oaks property are two to eight inches down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot of the soil previously.
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 bait. The poison 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 bait and don’t allow pest control companies serving Thousand Oaks tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers?
Here at our pest company we have played with many techniques for gopher extermination 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 extremely 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 customers want their gopher problem solved quickly in Thousand Oaks. 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 best chances of full gopher eradication.
The carbon monoxide fills 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 around thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including babies in the nest. Once the machines are switched off the gas quickly dissipates from the gopher tunnels. Above ground people and pets 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 have the best guarantee of any company we know about. Our standard guarantee is 60 days. This means during your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us out with no charge to your address and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform routine service for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully done on a monthly basis 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 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 property in Thousand Oaks as gopher free as possible. An extra service will be done or perform the next service early depending how close your next service is scheduled.
Call us up – 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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