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Geezer
Sat Mar 19 2011, 08:49AM Email Thread Print View

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Since I am seriously trying to get the gophers, I thought I would start a new thread, aside from the squirrel thread. Here is what I have tried so far:
1. Metal traps. I had a little success with these early on, but now the little devils seem too smart for them.

2. Cat poo down the hole

3. Smoke bombs

4. Plants called gopher Purge

5. Castor oil spray that is supposed to chase them out of the yard

6. Stakes that go into the ground and emit a high frequency sound

If you have another suggestion, I would love to hear it!

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Sat Mar 19 2011, 08:56AM

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That outfit alone should have done it!

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Sat Mar 19 2011, 09:25AM

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I will be watching this thread with great interest! These little buggers are driving us crazy!!! We've tried the hose down the hole then had second thoughts seeing stories of sink holes lately haha. We've tried the flare-like things but those seem to be just pushed out.... Haven't tried the metal traps yet kind of spooked about those... But getting closer to trying those. The only option we can think of is . But I think the Big Bear Sheriff might get grumpy. Looking forward to hearing more suggestions.
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Sat Mar 19 2011, 09:42AM

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I had success in Missouri with Molepro
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I didn't bring the traps with me.

I had more success in early spring early in the day when they are most active, you might say "careless" in their burrowing. I made a game out of it over about 1/3 acre of my lawn. I nailed three of them in 2009. But it took countless setting of the traps. I found it is all in how you set the traps. They had a long established deep tunnel system so could come in from my pasture.

Here's a UC Davis link on moles, gophers, trapping, etc.

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Geezer
Sat Mar 19 2011, 09:42AM

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I have only seen the hose trick work one time, but it was not in my yard. It takes a tremendous amount of water $$$$$!
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Codger
Sat Mar 19 2011, 09:46AM
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Maybe this would work.

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Geezer
Sat Mar 19 2011, 10:05AM

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Codger wrote ...

Maybe this would work.

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Dang, I can';t get it to load!
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Years ago, down in Quartz Hill, we had horses AND ground varmits. We were able to use Gopher Snakes/King Snakes as a control...quite effective. The occasional rattler would appear but as more horses were affected by a leg in a varmit hole than snakebite, we didn't get too concerned. Of course, there was the local idiot who stuck his hand down a hole to see if there was a snake!

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Geezer
Sat Mar 19 2011, 10:52AM

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I would LOVE to have some snakes to control them, sadly all I have spotted in my yard is a garter snake, and they do not eat gophers. I spoke with a reptile specialist once who told me the reason they call them "Gopher" snakes is because they live in gopher holes, not because they eat gophers!
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Sat Mar 19 2011, 11:19AM

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I had luck with the vibrating things that operate on 2 D batteries.
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