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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 7:36:33 AM PDT
Try setting a mouse trap, baited with peanut butter, near the hole and covering the hole and trap with a bucket. I,ve had sucess with this method

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 5:10:36 PM PDT
Wolfman says:
Will give it a try. Thank's

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 11:39:48 AM PDT
cathie says:
do we have answers? please, I can't stand these rodents. Our dog has spotted a few in the early morning hours and they seem dazed and sit there preening themselves. we have got two with the help of our dog. The last was a baby. It creeps me out to think how many are underground. I'm scared they'll get through the concrete into my basement. Sooooo has anyone really found the answers? like i said I have dogs so I need to keep them safe also. Please help

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 1:14:10 PM PDT
GEEGEE says:
I have live in 2 different areas and have had gophers. Tried many different things, I worked in a garden department and found the best thing to get rid of gophers was Exlax (the chocolate squares) and peanut butter. Take one square and put peanut butter on it then put in the hole, then cover with the dirt. If you have animals don't let them watch you they might be tempted to dig it up. The second place I live for 9 years no gophers, then one day he was tearing up the back yard. They were building on the hill above me, so now I have a gopher (usually there is only 1 doing all the damage). He tore up the back then made his way to my rock driveway then the front yard and back to the back yard. Found Exlax at a local drug store, put a square of Exlax and peanut butter in every hole. Have not seen him since. I know it is not going to last, and another will come back, so I now keep extra "Exlax" so the first sign of a hole I will take care of him. It really and truly works.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 1:59:33 PM PDT
Wolfman says:
I will give it a try and do you put dirt back in the hole as golphers here in So Ca are very temperamental and will not eat any bait with dirt in it. I always cover the hole with a large brick or paver. Thanks for the help-----------The Wolfman---------

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 2:12:35 PM PDT
GEEGEE says:
You probably don't even have to cover the hole. The peanut butter scent is strong so another critter might eat it. So cover it with a brick. I always have just lightly covered the hole with the dirt they pushed out.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 2:48:58 PM PDT
Wolfman says:
Here in So. Ca. the golphers are very smart and always backfill their holes with dirt when they go back down into their extensive tunnels so you have to clean out the dirt before you put in the bait. I use a long stainless steel soup spoon to go deep as I can and keep my hands from touching the bait and the delivery end of the spoon as if you get your sent on it they won't go near it. Thanks again for your suggestions between all of us we should find a sure way to get rid of these destructive little devils---------------The Wolfman---------------

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 3:09:38 PM PDT
Wolfman says:
I still can-not believe the problems and destruction these Golphers can cause and nobody has found a sure way to get rid of them

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 3:49:51 PM PDT
GEEGEE says:
Please look at what I have posted this does work. I watched my neighbors yards being torn up while mine is not touched.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 5:31:56 PM PDT
daisy says:
Get a large bucket fill 1/3 with water sprinkle sunflower seeds on top of water try to keep it dry looking. When the chipmunk goes into the bucket it can't get out.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 5:37:28 PM PDT
daisy says:
Get a large bucket fill 1/3 with water sprinkle sunflower seeds on top of water try to keep it dry looking. When the chipmunk goes into the bucket it can't get out.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 11:37:48 PM PDT
Wolfman says:
Chipmunks ?

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 8:31:47 AM PDT
SuznAZ says:
Good luck with the gophers, ours were pocket gophers in AZ's high desert. Tried camphor spray, Exlax, poison bait in the tunnels, traps in the tunnels, chewing gum, smoke bomb, flooding, car exhaust via hose, cat/dog poop...and they went on happily eating away trees and berry vines from the roots up. They ate the roots of a whole line of privets one winter under the snow. They're not above ground enough to shoot unless you've the patience of a saint. Did find one frozen head down in the goldfish pond and our cat killed a couple of others. Love that cat! Then we moved...the gophers stayed in Arizona.

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 8:35:04 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 21, 2012 8:37:06 AM PDT
AirPirate says:
has anyone tried to cover all of the holes they find then set off a road flare and stuff it in an opening in a hole. look for smoke from other holes you may have missed filling in and let the varmints enjoy a nice smoke bath.
you may need to do this once, 2 times, or 3, depending on the severity of your critters.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 8:56:06 AM PDT
GayLE says:
hello... sorry about your gophers.. they are a pest... we have voles.. like rodent that has torn up the yard. we live with timber on both sides and on the lake, which adds moisture to soil.. they seemed to arrive by the hundreds.. we don't have one hole we have active about 70, Kaput is being used.. I hope with some dilligence to erradicate them soon..
Flooding at least before Kaput arrived slowed them down.. at least were we had active digging.. I've used several poisons and for a time it seemed to work.. When we had dogs, cats loose in neighborhood we didn't do anything.. but now all or leased and we have closed off feeding stations..
I have been using the containers that "ham slices" come in.. with a rock inside .. keep the varmits from moving them to far... always hidden in brush.. with the size of some of these holes.. thinking possible ground hog but I have not seen one... big mounds and they could be gophers..
thanks for all the hints...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 9:19:01 AM PDT
T. Wilcox says:
We have had TONS of voles which suddenly appeared in droves last summer. I tried the Jerry Baker remedy of putting castor oil down the big holes (It repels them and makes them unable to reproduce). That took forever and while it did help, they just moved to the back yard. This year a neighbor recommended the ultrasound device which emits an annoying high-pitched pulse of sound. We got the solar-powered one for about $30.00 at Lowes. It seems to be helping, and she said it took a while to work, so I am hopeful they don't move back to front yard! Also a repellant they sell at Lowes reportedly works, both a granular chemical and predator urine (coyote?) are available, but much more expensive in the long run, not to mention labor intensive! Moles/Voles are protected in N.C., so poisions are illegal. We have dogs and feral cats around our yard, (which is also surrounded by woods) so I don't want to use anything harmful to them! Other remedies are things like putting hot chilies in the main runs which are the ones you stomp down and they reappear shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 9:48:34 AM PDT
GayLE says:
tried the castor oil too.. it works for a time... why in the world would a state protect a vole?
I used the electronic stake.. didn't seem to help.. although I did use the electronic device for ants and it worked well. Perhaps the area is to large for one stake...
We used fox urine.. a couple of years ago.. and for a time we didn't see as much activity.. but they ae back... maybe I'll get out the electronic device again.... thanks..

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 10:28:44 AM PDT
GEEGEE says:
TRY "EXLAX AND PEANUT BUTTER"

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 10:31:10 AM PDT
GayLE says:
what's not to like.. peanut butter and chocolate...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 10:56:10 AM PDT
Wolfman says:
I have tried all this and nothing works long term and all these rodents are different Golphers are the smartest and hardest to get rid of as they don't come out of their holes and elaborate tunnel systems to eat

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 11:12:36 AM PDT
Gayle says:
Get a cat...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 11:18:25 AM PDT
Wolfman says:
Have 3 cats they do not live in holes and tunnels ?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 11:32:21 AM PDT
GEEGEE says:
Have you tried Exlax and Peanut butter???

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 11:38:19 AM PDT
Wolfman says:
not yet but will try. I have to find a way to get it down in the hole wihtout getting dirt on it. Thank's The Wolfman

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 6:55:38 AM PDT
I heard about the Juicy Fruit many years ago but never had a golpher get anywhere near it
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