San Diego Pest & Termite Growing Commercial and Residential Accounts Using BurrowRx
Burrowing pests are a tremendous nuisance to retail and commercial businesses. Gophers, moles, chipmunks and other burrowers make troublesome tunnels, some that affect consumers’ access to the businesses.
San Diego Pest & Termite is controlling burrowing pests using BurrowRx, which targets gophers and other pests without harming any non-target species.
“I purchased a BurrowRx about nine months ago,” said Earl Boyll, owner of San Diego Pest & Termite. “I wasn’t sure we would use it a lot, but I was confronted with a commercial account with lots of gophers in a public right of way. Rather than taking a risk, I purchased the BurrowRx, and began with the project. After the first week the gopher population was nearly completely gone.”
BurrowRx is simple to use, and when the Carbon Monoxide dissipates, there’s no longer any danger to anything entering the tunnel systems that have been treated. For that reason, it was easy for Boyll to train his technicians and incorporate BurrowRx into his existing operation.
“We have continued to use the BurrowRx with residential, and the results are great with a 99 percent knockdown after the first treatment. Customers with pets love the BurrowRx because there is no worry about primary poisoning by digging up poisonous bait, or secondary poisoning from gophers that have previously taken poisoned bait.
“The BurrowRx has more than paid for itself, and I am hoping to purchase another BurrowRx soon.”
Designated as a pest control device by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), BurrowRx is a carbon monoxide device designed to control burrowing and tunneling animals, including gophers, ground squirrels, moles, rats, and prairie dogs. BurrowRx uses a smoke oil tracer to show where the carbon monoxide is going in the tunnels. As the carbon monoxide enters the burrow system, the rodent breathes it replacing oxygen in its blood and causing the organs to stop working. The product is unlikely to harm any non-target species because once it completely dissipates, the carbon monoxide is no longer a risk to anything entering the burrow system.