Got Gophers? 3 Gopher Removal Tips

Got Gophers? 3 Gopher Removal Tips

Three Simple Strategies to Eliminate Underground Critters

When mounds of dirt start popping up across your lawn, it can start to feel like a game of Whack-a-Mole. Just when you think you’ve got one heap under control, another one pops up with a vengeance.

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Gophers are stealthy underground invaders on a mission. They will plow through your perfectly groomed lawn in hot pursuit of their next meal. You’ll know them by the signature crescent-shaped mounds they leave in their wake.

 

We’ll be honest. It’s not always easy to get rid of gophers, but with a bit of determination, patience and the right weapons in hand, you can win the war on these burrowing varmints.

 

Traps  

Gopher traps are a surefire way to get rid of that crafty gopher intent upon tearing up your yard. Reusable and poison-free, gopher traps typically produce a catch within 48 hours when set properly. Still no catch? Move the trap to a different location in the runway.

 

Repellents

Sonic Spike PROA variety of gopher repellents can be used to safely and humanely chase away gophers. Gophers are super sensitive to noise and vibrations, so a sonic repeller like Sweeney’s® Sonic Spike™ PRO will send gophers packing in search of a more peaceful home. Castor oil-based liquid and granular repellents create a foul smelling, bad tasting habitat that works effectively to repel burrowing varmints. 

Poisons

S6006_Poison PeanutsLooking for a quick and easy way to kill the gophers responsible for destroying your yard? Poison baits are a great way to go. Gophers are attracted to Sweeney’s® Poison Peanut Pellets, which are formulated to be highly appetizing to underground critters – and fatal when ingested. A word to the wise: if you have kids and pets, avoid using poison baits and stick with non-toxic traps and repellents.

The destruction gophers can cause is no joke – especially when it can all be easily prevented with the proper tools and strategies developed by the experts at Victor and Sweeney’s. View the best, most effective gopher control weapons here.