45-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher removal service protects your landscape from the devastating damage by gophers and moles. Rodent Guys residential treatment for gophers utilizes no poisons and is safe for kids, pets like dogs and cats and other animals. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of anyone around.
Our typical approach for gopher control for Thousand Oaks, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is combined with traps and carbon monoxide. We do not use the usual 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 Thousand Oaks dogs, cats and children and other wildlife along with predatory birds is elevated.
Instead Rodent Guys gopher control begins with setting traps inside the gopher tunnels near recent gopher activity on your Thousand Oaks home. Most traps are placed down into the gopher’s tunnel with irrigation flags displaying their positions. Rodent Guys normally will allow the gopher traps sit for one to seven days varying on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we come to pick-up the traps the dead gophers will be pulled out of the tunnels which is the first phase of our gopher control. We will then use our carbon monoxide machines to funnel carbon monoxide gas into the gopher burrow killing any other gophers in the tunnel including any young in the burrow. With two differnt methods such as these offers excellent gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to offer the best guarantee for gopher control in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Why do you use gopher poison for gopher control in Thousand Oaks?
While many poisons are available for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively. This includes the professional version of gopher poison sold to to us, a licensed pest control company, has poor results. Strychnine is known to be mearly 50-60% effective as a standalone method of gopher control. Our experience with these poisons is a little higher but not too low for repeatable results.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in Thousand Oaks it is also very dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention children. At times gophers will force poison out of their tunnels when they don’t intend to consume it (this is common). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now available for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to consume the lethal poison. Poisons such as strychnine have no antidote and kill quickly in roughly 30 minutes.
Another way for exposure to the poison would be if a dog digs into the tunnel going after the gopher and digs down to the bait. Don’t let pest control companies trick you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet down. The tunnels on your Thousand Oaks yard are 2-8″ down and easy to dig since the tunneling removed quite a bit of the soil previously.
The (other|last} common way for your pet or wildlife to get poisoned by gopher bait is by consuming a dead or dying gopher that consumed the poison. The 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 let pest control companies serving Thousand Oaks tell you it is safe – it is not.
Why use traps for removing gophers in Thousand Oaks, CA?
We have played with many methods for gopher control for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works very well and is wildlife safe. There is no doubt when you remove a gopher that you have solved the problem.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers in Thousand Oaks, CA?
Rodent Guys knows people want their gopher infestation solved right away. 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 highest chances of full gopher eradication.
The carbon monoxide floods the gopher burrow system with an unbreathable environment which only needs them to breath as a method of control. The entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this deadly gas in around 30 seconds and will exterminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the burrow. After 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.
What is the Guarantee for Thousand Oaks gopher control?
Rodent Guys offers the longest guarantee of anyone we know about. Our standard guarantee is 45 days. This means during your guarantee time if you notice any activity you can call us back with no cost to your property and we will re-treat the area.
Do you offer monthly gopher control for Thousand Oaks, CA?
We perform regular maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your property one-time per month traversing the entire area 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 will minimize the damage they do and keeps your landscape as gopher free as possible. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next visit early depending how soon your next visit is scheduled.
Call us up – its free. We would be happy to go over your pet safe gopher removal options and quote prices right over the phone. We look forward to hearing from you.