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posted on 5-24-2012 at 01:21 PM Reply With Quote
gophers in the garden



we have just had our first sign ever of gophers around the yard but they haven't found my garden yet......how do I prevent them from eating all my plants ?????

thanks for any tips !




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posted on 5-24-2012 at 01:43 PM Reply With Quote


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posted on 5-24-2012 at 01:53 PM Reply With Quote


Tuza trap at your local feed store.
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posted on 5-24-2012 at 02:06 PM Reply With Quote


We have them here at the farm...............the way we rid em is to put the water hose down the tunnel and leave the flow going til the water backs out of the tunnel opening.

These tunnels can run 30 - 40 feet!




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posted on 5-24-2012 at 03:22 PM Reply With Quote


Lot's of good info here....

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-trap-a-gopher/




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posted on 5-24-2012 at 03:38 PM Reply With Quote


They have gophers in Baja? Must be up around the border, they'd get dehydrated and mummified in their tunnels down in these parts.



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posted on 5-24-2012 at 03:42 PM Reply With Quote


Are you sure that they are not moles? Moles don't eat plants; just bugs. Big hills = gophers



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posted on 5-24-2012 at 03:43 PM Reply With Quote


A friend had them undercutting the pavement at his machine shop. I used acetylene, 5X heavier than air. Worked like a charm. In Michoacan, we have Mexican whip snakes. Fast, aggressive, and with a high metabolism. No problems with gophers. Way out in the country campesinos used to dig out old rattlesnake dens, bag the dirt and spread some around gopher holes. Adios...



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posted on 5-24-2012 at 04:10 PM Reply With Quote


The first year we moved into our place here in the foothills outside of Oakdale I trapped 200 gophers on our three acres..... Whew, no exaggeration....
The traps are the only way to go.
But, the advice given shows only wire traps.
You need at least two kinds of traps, cuz some gophers figure out how to avoid one type...
The other trap is a 'box type' trap, hard to find the old wooden ones, but Orchard and Lowes sell a plastic box that is good.
The other secret, make sure that the end of the hole is sufficiently covered with dirt or a large board so that no light gets in- if they see light they will push dirt to cover it.

Hose down the hole- well, that sure makes you feel good, once in a great while it works, but it does a lot more underground erosion damage than any occasional benefit of a catch.

If you have a dog be sure to secure the trap area- my Lab races me to check the trap and she is an expert at digging em up and eating them whole- naw, not the trap, the gopher.

Final tip..... I have an owl house on a 20 foot pole out back. An owl will eat 3 to 5 critters, mostly mice and gophers, per night. Right now we have a pair, plus three little owlets.... which means every night at least a dozen critters are being consumed around our area.

Hope this helps- and put away the hose!!
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posted on 5-24-2012 at 04:10 PM Reply With Quote


How not to attack gophers 101

After trying many things that were guaranteed to rid me of a colony that had taken over a slight slope between my place and the lake I was ready to try anything.

My try at the water attack nearly washed away the side hill after pumping in hundreds of gallons in one hole and having hundreds of gallons coming out of many holes:lol:

What next?........Gasoline yes why not,got a couple of gallon cans and started pouring away the fumes should get them any time now,but nothing was happening by now I had put one can down the hole what now? a brain cramp was being to form as I pulled out a match:o

Picture this I'm standing over the hole as I dropped the match in,an explosion took place,a fire ball comes out of there and burns everything in sight,eyebrows eyelashes,instant sun tanned face:lol:

Nature took care of things a few days later when a huge King snake set up shop on the slope,problem solved.

Never ever use gas:lol:
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posted on 5-24-2012 at 04:18 PM Reply With Quote
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posted on 5-24-2012 at 04:20 PM Reply With Quote


I just trapped 3 gophers last week with the black box. I got it at home depot. I was using gas bombs and poison for 9 months prior trying to get them. I bought the black box and 2 days later no mas gophers! :)


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posted on 5-24-2012 at 04:36 PM Reply With Quote


Black Box has beaten all other remedies I tried, I highly recommend it!



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posted on 5-24-2012 at 05:36 PM Reply With Quote


WHO CAN BRING ME 3 BLACK BOXES URGENTLY ?????????????

In exchange for lunch or one night at our B&B or you name it.......

three boxes might be overkill, I would be happy with one or two, if you think it will do the job. I found the first hole last week. The second one yesterday. It'd be nice to get rid of them before they take over .... other nieghbors had mentioned having problems but we have never seen them here in the 6 years we've been here.

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posted on 5-24-2012 at 05:47 PM Reply With Quote


I think all agriculture districts will have a poison store for the farmers...insecticides, etc.
There's one here in Maneadero called "Quimical" and I buy these large tablets in an aluminum cigar tube called "Aluminum Phosphide." Toss a tablet into the hole, cover the opening with dirt and wet the soil over the tablet.
It's just like sending the little critter to the gas chamber.
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I think all agriculture districts will have a poison store for the farmers...insecticides, etc.
There's one here in Maneadero called "Quimical" and I buy these large tablets in an aluminum cigar tube called "Aluminum Phosphide." Toss a tablet into the hole, cover the opening with dirt and wet the soil over the tablet.
It's just like sending the little critter to the gas chamber.


Yes, I hear you can get some very deadly stuff down in mexico that you can't get in California. :lol:
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Yes, I hear you can get some very deadly stuff down in mexico that you can't get in California. :lol:


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posted on 5-24-2012 at 05:57 PM Reply With Quote


I have crazy gophers in the desert. Traps are the only thing. The water theory only changed the small gopher holes into gopher highways. traps - instant gratification. I like the king snake idea though.



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posted on 5-24-2012 at 06:26 PM Reply With Quote


The movie "Caddy Shack" shows several fool proof ways for getting rid of gophers.
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