Got Gophers? 3 Gopher Removal Tips

Got Gophers? 3 Gopher Removal Tips

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.


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.


Sonic Spike

A 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 the Victor® Sonic Spike™ 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.


Looking 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 Victor® 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®.


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