We have been using RoCon for the past 3 years at Capital Power, and have seen a very significant decrease in the number of gophers in our cattle pastures. Areas that used to be full of gopher holes are now growing grass better than ever. RoCon is safe for use around landscaped areas and does not impact nearby trees or plants. The product is easy to use and safe for use around livestock. We have recorded a near 95% success rate.
– Capital Power
In 1985, Don and Joan Sutherland began trying to rid their 10 acre property near Cochrane, Alberta of Richardson’s ground squirrels. Being a professional engineer, Sutherland tried everything to control his gopher infestation – trapping, shooting, poisoning, carbon monoxide, burrow flooding, fumigation and sonic repellents. However, none of these methods provided the results he was promised or the control he needed.
In 1995, Sutherland began research on a foam based method for ground squirrel control. The results were dramatic. His product was safe, effective, and worked fast. By winter the following year, Sutherland had cleared his property of gophers, and expanded a gopher free buffer zone into the surrounding ranch land. He patented the product and the method of application and the rest was history.
In 2008, Don’s company entered into a manufacturing and sales agreement with RoCon Industries. In 2011, we bought Don and Joan’s company simply because the product works so well. Since our humble beginning on Don and Joan’s ranch, we have continued to expand the business while remaining true to their original mission: provide safe rodent control that works.