Gopher Control & Extermination
Utah Gopher Control does not use any products that leave residual or systemic poisons dangerous to pets, livestock or children.
At Utah Gopher Control we specialize in control of burrowing rodents like gophers, ground squirrels, voles, prairie dogs and rock chucks. Our safe, effective method of control for gophers is carbon monoxide asphyxiation. We use a very specialized machine called a PERC (pressurized exhaust rodent control) for this task.
We have specific expertise about gophers and know how they construct their burrow systems. Therefore, we know where to locate their tunnels without digging up lawns or landscaping. A small probe from the PERC is inserted from the ground surface into the rodent’s tunnel. Once the probe is inside the tunnel a valve is opened, and the carbon monoxide is injected into the tunnel at 100-125 psi, depending on how many probes are being used at one time.
In approximately three minutes all of the gophers in a burrow are exterminated through asphyxiation. Aside from live trapping and re-locating, this is the most humane method of control of burrowing rodents since they breathe in a cooled gas that causes them to go to sleep and never wake up.
Generally there is only one gopher in a burrow, however, in the springtime (March – June approximately) gophers do allow other gophers into their burrows for mating and female gophers will have gopher pups in the burrow after they have given birth and until the pups are mature enough to start digging their own tunnels and emerge on the surface.