60-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles in Ventura
Gopher removal service protects your Ventura home from the vast damage from gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for children, dogs, cats and other wildlife. We use unique and safe approaches for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company around servicing Ventura.
The typical method for gopher trapping for Ventura, CA home and commercial gopher removal is a combination of trapping 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 found their effectiveness is low and the danger to your Ventura pets and other animals along with predatory birds is great.
This is why our gopher trapping Ventura starts out by setting traps in the gopher tunnels near recent gopher evidence on your Ventura home. These traps are inserted inside the gopher’s tunnel with small flags displaying their positions. We typically will let the gopher traps sit for 1-7 days varying 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 1st phase of our gopher trapping in Ventura. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to inject carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow taking care of any other gophers in the burrow including the young in the nest. Using two types of control techniques such as these offers fantastic gopher control allowing us to give the best guarantee for gopher trapping in Ventura, CA.
There are many poison baits are sold for controlling gophers but few of them work well. This includes the professional strength of gopher bait available to us, a licensed pest control company, having limited efficiency. Strychnine is reported to be mearly 50-60% effective as a standalone technique of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is slightly better than that but still not too low for repeatable results in Ventura.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher trapping in Ventura it is also extremely lethal to dogs, cats and wildlife as well as children. Sometimes gophers will eject poison out of their tunnels if they don’t intend to consume it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now in reach for anyone (child, pet, other wildlife) to eat the lethal poison. Strychnine has no antidote and kills in around 30 minutes.
The other way for exposure to the poison is if a dog digs down n the tunnel going after the gopher and consumes the poison. Don’t let technicians trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Ventura yard 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 poison. The lethal bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your pet eats the gopher he is also eating the gopher bait. If you have dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t allow a pest control company serving Ventura try to tell you it is safe – its not.
Why use traps for removing gophers?
We have played with many techniques for gopher control in the past few years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest control in Ventura 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 solved the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate?
We know customers want their gopher infestation fixed right away in Ventura. When we follow our trapping program up with a carbon monoxide method we have now used a totally different technique utilizing a different technology to help ensure the highest chances of full gopher extermination.
The carbon monoxide fills 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 lethal gas in about thirty seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including babies 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 exhaust down in the tunnel. Our machines are registered and approved by EPA and State of California regulations for everyone’s safety in Ventura, 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 see any activity you can call us out with no cost to your address and we will re-treat the area.
What about monthly service?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is usaully done on a monthly basis which consists of us coming to your property once per month walking the entire area and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between visits we can be called out to take care of it so you do not have to wait until your next visit. This will minimize the damage gophers do and keeps your landscape in Ventura as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next visit early depending how soon 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. Talk to you soon.
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