QDC Ranch Services LLC

A Brief Overview of the Company


A question we're often asked is,"what does the QDC stand for in your name?" The QDC stands for "Quarter Circle DC," which is the brand we used to identify our cattle and horses on our ranch.

We managed our family ranch for 25 years. We constantly worked to control prairie dogs.  We tried almost every method, including some which were basically “old wives’ tales”.  Some provided decent results, but nothing is 100% effective.  Poison baits were ok, but the main issues were getting the prairie dogs to eat it and we did not like the secondary poisoning worries.  Aluminum Phosphide worked but required us to haul water to dump in the burrow to be effective.


After selling the ranch, we found the PERC machine advertised. Intrigued, we looked into the machine and how it worked. We thought it looked like a great way to control prairie dogs. We bought our first machine in 2009 and used it on our new property. It worked great! We then began offering this service to other property owners who were tired of fighting a losing battle in the effort to control their prairie dog population. We found the PERC machine to be safe and easy to operate as well as very effective.

Our ranch was very special to us, and we chose QDC for our business name to represent our experiences on the ranch and our commitment to the land. When we started our business in 2006, we wanted to offer our 25 years of experience owning and managing a large, diverse ranch to anyone needing that kind of help. From our own personal ranch experiences, we understand how important it is for landowners and communities to manage and protect their land, vegetation, crops, and other investments.

The need to control burrowing rodents, primarily prairie dogs, to protect property productivity and value has grown to a large part of our business.

From the time we bought our first pressurized carbon monoxide machine, we knew we had the right system in place. It's an efficient and highly effective system that takes care of the job and, just as importantly, is environmentally safe, does not cause explosions, does not use poison baits that are marginally effective, and can lead to secondary kills.

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