45-day Standard Guarantee for Gopher and Moles
Rodent Guys gopher trapping service protects your landscape from the vast damage caused from gophers and moles. Our residential treatment for gophers uses no poisons and is safe for kids, pets and other wildlife. Our approach for gopher control with the longest guarantee of any company around.
The normal method for gopher control for Ventura, CA residential and commercial gopher removal is a combination of trapping and carbon monoxide. We do not use the usual poison bait which is strychnine or gopher poison similar to rat poison bait. We have found their effectiveness is limited and the danger to your Ventura dogs, cats and children and other animals including predatory birds is high.
This is why Rodent Guys gopher control begins with trapping in the gopher tunnels near most recent gopher activity on your Ventura property. The traps are positioned down into the gopher’s tunnel using markers displaying their positions. Rodent Guys normally will allow the gopher traps sit for one to seven days depending on schedule, weather and the technician’s recommendation.
When we arrive to pick-up the traps all of 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 burrow including any young in the nest. Using two types of control techniques such as these gives fantastic gopher control allowing Rodent Guys to give the longest guarantee for gopher control in Ventura, CA.
The reason to use gopher poison for gopher control in Ventura?
Various poison baits are manufactured for controlling gophers but few of them work effectively. This includes the professional version 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 method of gopher control. We have noticed with these poisons a bit better than that but still not up to our standards.
Besides gopher poison not having good control for gopher control in Ventura it is also extremely dangerous to dogs, cats and wildlife not to mention children. Sometimes gophers will force poison from their tunnels when they don’t intend to eat it (this happens commonly). When the gopher bait is pushed above ground it is now available for anyone (child, pet, other animals) to eat the deadly bait. 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 lethal bait. Don’t let companies lie to you, the main tunnels are not multiple feet below the surface. The tunnels on your Ventura lawn are 2-8″ down and easy to excavate since the tunneling removed a lot 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 consumed the poison. The bait is still in the gopher’s stomach and when your dog eats the gopher he he eats the poison as well. If you own dogs it is highly recommended to not use gopher bait and don’t let a pest control company serving Ventura tell you it is safe – it is not.
What is the reason for traps for removing gophers in Ventura, CA?
We have used many methods for gopher eradication for our customers over the years. The main reasons to use trapping as a primary method of gopher pest removal is it works extremely well and is pet-safe, child-safe, wildlife-safe. No doubt about when you remove a gopher that you have solved the issue.
Why use carbon monoxide to exterminate gophers in Ventura, CA?
We know customers want their gopher problem solved right away. Since we follow our trapping 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 fills the gopher burrow system with an unlivable environment which only requires them to breath as a method of control. The entire system which is connected by tunneling is filled with this lethal gas in around 30 seconds and will eliminate gophers within the tunnels including offspring in the nest. Once the machines are turned off the gas quickly dissipates out of 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.
What is the Guarantee for gopher Ventura Gopher Control?
Rodent Guys offers the best guarantee of anyone we know about. Our standard guarantee is 45 days. So while you are under 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 gopher control for Ventura, CA?
We perform routine maintenance for residential and commercial properties. This is normally done monthly consisting of Rodent Guys coming to your home one-time each month traversing the entire area and treating the gopher activity.
If gopher activity is seen in between appointments we can be called out to take care of it so you do not have to wait until your next service. This minimizes the damage gophers do and keeps your landscape at its best. We will either do an extra visit or perform the next visit 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. We look forward to hearing from you.