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Yard Butler GBA-1 Gopher and Mole Bait Applicator (Older Model)
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- Lewis Gopher Bait Applicator Uncorded Gopher/Mole Bait Applicator injects poison underground directly into tunnels
- Keeps poison away from children and pets
- Eliminates handling the bait and most messy spills
- Easiest, cleanest and most effective method
- Keeps children and pets safe
- Improved larger barrel accommodates just about any commercial bait
- The industry standard in bait applicators
- Lifetime warranty
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With the bait applicator, as soon as you find some fresh diggings, you start probing for the tunnels around the new site with the long probe of the device, drop some pellets in the tunnel via the crank & pellet holder and the gopher digging just stops. It's almost anti-climatic. YOU don't have to dig for their tunnels and THEY just disappear. If you fancy yourself as a "Gopher Killer" as did Bill Murray in the movie "Caddyshack" this device just takes all the drama out of gopher control.
It does require a little artsy-crafty skill because you have to "feel" for the "drop" of the probe into the tunnel which can be a little tricky in loose sand but one develops a skill and becomes quite accurate.
Next time we had and outbreak, I did a little more research and found some bait that I thought would work - "Gopher Getter Type 1" sold here on Amazon. I spent $80 total for the applicator and bait, but IT DOES THE JOB. I easily wasted over $100 on all the other things I tried. This works, plain and simple and the 5 lbs of bait I bought should last me for quite a while.
The applicator is very easy to use. Load the compartment with the bait. You push the tip into the ground and you can actually 'feel' when you hit one of their tunnels. There is a little lever at the top you turn - this opens a door near the tip and the pellets fall out under the ground so your pets and other animals can't get to them
Note, the exterminator was charging me around $75 each time they came out, and they only guaranteed their work for 3 weeks. Most of the time, the gophers were coming over from the neighbor's yard :(
Well worth the money
UPDATE 9/2/2015: It's been four months and still no signs of gopher life! Oh, and the grass is back to normal.
We use the Yard Butlers daily and have not had any problems with jamming. The mole tunnels are easy to find and poison. The gophers are a different matter. These tools are so sturdy it's easy to go through hard dirt and clay to find to their tunnels.
UPDATE 11/2010 There is one small caveat with this machine. Do not use it as a walking stick! The dispenser tube is made from two pieces: the long tube and then a second piece that forms the point. My husband used it was a walking stick on concrete (before he got to the hay field) for several months until the point caved in from all that punishment - he pretty much slammed it on the concrete with each step. I'm amazed the point lasted as long as it did.
Since the first order, I've purchased four more. These purchases were made after the first unit was damaged because we did not see the point/cement situation being a deterrent. We strategically place the units around the hay meadow so about the time we run out of poison in the one we're using, we're near a full one. These units hold quite a bit of poison and we have quite a large area to cover.
I should explain the reason reason we use the handheld units instead of a big tractor pulled poisoner. The first reason is we control the amount and location of the poison we put in the earth. The second reason is we've discovered the tractor pulled units simply create an expressway for the little critters to use at their leisure.
Oh, yes, my husband no longer uses the units as a walking stick on concrete.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I never saw any errors while using this, I have no ill words. Works!Published 8 days ago by Saul Wicker
I never saw any errors while using this, I have no ill words. Works!Published 8 days ago by Cami Finlay
This tool grinds up whatever you put in, It was suppose to dispense the poison not grind it up.Published 19 days ago by Judy H. Luck
With an Arnold Schwarzenegger voice I say: "Hasta La Vista Gopher" Gopher no more! Works! A little trial and error to get used to when you found the right spot.Published 20 days ago by Ed
This works great as long as you make sure to empty after each use and keep it out of the elements. We have gone through a lot because they tend to clog up fast and there is no good... Read morePublished 1 month ago by T_Nielsen87
Well, this unit, along with Mole Patrol, has worked........most of the time. For stubborn moles, I would take a large screwdriver, make a hole, then pour-in a generous... Read morePublished 2 months ago by CR Mainwearing
Works great, easy to use, gets bait in easy in tunnels and appears effective in my use so far.
solidly built too! all steel!