We get a lot of feedback from folks on the things they hear about how to get rid of gophers. I’m here to tell you that gopher gimmicks don’t work and why.
List Of Common Gopher Gimmicks:
- Chewing gum
- Chocolate Laxative
- Cat poop
- Animal Urine
- High frequency noise emitters
- …and the list goes on.
Here is why these gopher gimmicks don’t work: Gophers don’t care about what you do up above them and you almost never actually find their tunnel. When you “open the tunnel and drop (whatever) in” you make a huge mess of things and the gopher will just abandon that tunnel and continue on with his life.
Oh, and 90% of the pictures you see on the internet of gophers are really prairie dogs and ground hogs. A gopher could not be more different in look, habit, or size. There is a tremendous amount of misinformation on gopher control on the internet and it’s likely beyond me and my blog to set the story straight.
Long story short; only two methods reliably work for gopher eradication (and moles too) and they are traps and poison.