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Posted on Jul 15, 2012 4:25:06 PM PDT
Wolfman says:
if you get your scent on any trap or around the hole they will stay away and dig up in another area

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 4:18:24 PM PDT
MomOBoys says:
For what it's worth, in So Cal we've been having lots of problems with gophers. We found one of these (see link) at a Farmer's Supply store and it's the best thing ever! Black Hole Gopher Trap (I don't know anything about this seller.) My husband has killed 4 gophers with this type of trap! We tried everything and anything we could think of, with little success, so we decided to give this a try. It's a tube, like a big soup can. The top of the "can" is open, and there's a cinch trap inside the can. At the bottom of the can is a hole where light can get in, which will annoy the gopher and make him want to close up the hole letting in light. They climb into the tube to fill in the hole and zap! It gets them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2012 3:05:02 PM PDT
Pampeliska says:
There you go!! Thanks for posting, I knew there was a merit to the hot pepper/sauce idea!!! And remember the black pepper for indoor rodents!!

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 3:02:04 PM PDT
J. Marck says:
While they're available, buy habanero peppers. I mix a gallon of old cooking oil with habaneros that I've pulverized in the food processor, add a tablespoon or two of cayenne pepper, and pour it in the holes and around the things I want to keep them out of. I call it my line of death. I've tried gum, poison, smoke bombs, running water in their holes, and pouring gasoline in the holes & lighting it, and nothing worked. The habanero oil seems to help keep them at bay.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2012 2:45:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 15, 2012 2:49:52 PM PDT
Pampeliska says:
Yeah :) except I don't like the idea of "there is no solution".

Was reading another discussion about Squirrels eating tomatoes and found this post:
(quote) My tip to keep away the squirrels from eating your vegetables is very simple and not harmful to other friends and environment in the garden. Spray or put some very very hot pepper or hot sauce on the soils. I guarantee you that squirrels will not be coming again. " (end quote).

As I posted there (just repeating myself here), I have gotten rid of big, icky rat family in my outdoor storage room by using fresh cracked black pepper. Nothing else I used until then made any difference. Sprinkling couple of ounces of fresh, strong smelling chunks of cracked black pepper made them disappear within two days and they have not been back. Obviously rodents just HATE that stuff. (The most nauseating smell of pure undiluted bleach that I left on the floor in the bowls prior to that did not faze them in the least)

I would imagine using hot (like, REALLY hot) red or black pepper (OR hot sauce for that matter) would be just as effective on the outdoor rodents. It's very cheap and would be well forth trying. Just pour/sprinkle/spray onto all the holes and places you've seen them before... c'mon, it HAS to have some effect. Let's not settle for "there is no solution".

I would be really curious to hear some experiences if you are inspired to try.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2012 6:38:36 PM PDT
Wolfman says:
put amonia on them first

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2012 6:23:14 PM PDT
bubbaprez is yanking your chain!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012 6:51:28 PM PDT
GayLE says:
Wolman.. thank you.. that is a relief.. we are just having a good time and there is no solution... that solves one problem.. so Hi to all who have moles, gophers, voles etc... have a wonderful time and enjoy God's creations... Love to all.... have a good week.. chew your gum, take your xlax.. eat your sunflower seeds... and enjoy...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012 6:21:19 PM PDT
Wolfman says:
this is why it is so funny because in this day and age there is still no real solution to this golpher problem

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012 5:54:11 PM PDT
GayLE says:
hey guys and gals... this is a serious problem here... and love the funny stuff... but jokes are funny and love hearing from you all... but is there a solution.... ""?????"""

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012 4:10:33 PM PDT
Wolfman says:
lol, Walk the plank when they don't come out of their holes ?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012 4:07:17 PM PDT
Wolfman says:
just stuff some happy grass and vodka down in the hole and underground tunnels lol

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012 3:29:12 PM PDT
My gopher/groundhogs just push the litter out of the way.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012 3:17:13 PM PDT
GayLE says:
The only reason I can think of is leading us to prayer. I left home this morning with raised planters full of blooming petunias.. And came home this evening with 3 completely chewed and 1 partially... Can't be anything but gophers chipmunks.
Our mole advanced from flower garden approx 20 ft...ground is soft due to planting new grass.. I think of Job and plagues... Sm but sure is annoying... I think I'll put out sand, water it with gin, add some nuts and let them party..maybe tomorrow they will stone themselves to death!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012 11:33:25 AM PDT
GEEGEE says:
Yes!! That works but for less time and for a longer period of time, the ex-lax and peanut butter works, while you sleep!!

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 10:49:04 AM PDT
lazydays says:
Well, if you really want some fun there is a device called (I think) the 'Gophenator' that uses a mixture of oxygen and propane pumped into the hole, with a remote detonator. Haven't tried it (it's expensive), but have seen video on utube that makes it look like (forgive me) a blast! Adios, amigo!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012 6:51:37 AM PDT
Wolfman says:
Moles,Golphers,Volves,ect. all have different names and habits depending what part of the country you live in. This sleged hammer method does make me laugh. Somebody has to really solve this problem and make millions of dollars in the process

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 5:44:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 9, 2012 6:47:02 AM PDT
Don^t laugh this realy works,go out in morning and step on all new tunnels. Then watch forthe moles to start moving.You will see the ground lift were the moles are. Takes about 3 to 5 minutes,I then smash the critter with a sledge hammer problem solved. I tried everything including choc. laxtive.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2012 10:38:23 AM PDT
Wolfman says:
all the posts on this subject and you ask a question like why are they a problem ? LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2012 7:16:04 AM PDT
Why are they a problem?

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 4:01:11 PM PDT
kawipilot says:
I recently had this exact problem for years around my house and my dad turned me on to the gophinator traps. I think if you google search you can find them pretty easy. It's just a guy in San Francisco that kills gophers for a living that sells them. I can honestly say that I had tried just about everything up to this point including the sound emitters, flooding the holes, black hole traps, poison, etc. I ordered a few of these traps and started setting them in my yard pretty much how the guy explains on his website and added a little peanut butter behind the trap for incentive and in less than a few weeks I've gotten rid of the gophers in my yard (10 total so far) and have started to go after them in my neighbors yards once they saw me getting them so easily. I've gotten about 13 total in less than a month, and can honestly say the majority of the time I set a trap on a fresh area I catch a gopher in less than a day. Just the other day I actually set a trap and caught the gopher before covering up the hole (about 30 seconds). Had I known 5 years ago about these things and what I would go through with them destroying my yard I think I would have paid just about any price for them. If I remember correctly I think it was like $40 for 4 of them shipped to my home in so cal.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 2:53:49 PM PDT
Wolfman says:
Sandra you are absolutly right we are out smarted by these little lawn and garden destroying smart devils but God must have put them here for a reason

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 1:54:53 PM PDT
I don't have an answer, but we have the little diggers, too. We have tried most of these and the gum doesn't work. The gopher threw is back out of the hole. A neighbor and I just run the gopher back and forth between our properties. I would be afraid of the peanut butter because my dog loves the stuff. The neighbor did the exhaust thing and it worked enough to run the gopher to my house and front yard. The sun flower thing sounds really crazy. I don't know if I want to put that in the front yard. Someone would probably steal my bucket, board, and sunflower seeds. Sad that we are getting out smarted by a gopher.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2012 4:31:53 PM PDT
Wolfman says:
nobody really knows how to get rid of these smart little devils if you do you could be a millionair in my town

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 9:23:44 AM PDT
Borinquen says:
Please do not use poison, I have seen sick, poisoned rats and gophers come the surface and wobble around out in the open. Macabee traps are the best solution. I catch several each week throughout the summer, since I live next to a vacant field. This way you know for sure it is dead, and you are not poisoning the ground or animals, wild or domestic, that might eat a sick one.
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