Gophers can quickly wreak havoc in your yard. They can be responsible for ruining lawns, killing trees and destroying gardens. Gophers build complex underground tunnel systems. They use their legs and teeth to push dirt out of their tunnels and onto the grass above. You can identify a Garden City Gopher problem by their crescent-shaped mounds. A Garden City Gopher infestation can be tricky to eradicate, but there are several removal methods.
Repellents: There are several gopher repellents that can be used to humanely chase them away. Gophers can be sensitive to noise and vibrations. Using a sonic repellent can send your gophers packing. Castor oil-based liquid and granular repellents are foul smelling. A bad tasting habitat works to effectively repel these burrowing creatures.
Trapping: Trapping gophers requires patient effort. In order to be successful, traps must be placed correctly. When set up properly, they typically produce a catch within 48 hours.
Baiting: Poisonous baits are another common method. Poisonous pellets are appetizing to the gophers, but fatal when ingested. Depending on how quickly the gophers find and eat the bait, it can take a few weeks to be successful. You have to continually check on and replenish your bait until the problem has been fully eradicated.
Gassing: In order to gas out your gophers, you must be able to identify where the active tunnels are. It’s also important to make sure the tunnels are not underneath any structures. Some studies have shown that gassing is not as effective as other methods. Gophers can smell the gas and will close off their tunnels before the gas has a chance to be effective.
Carbon Monoxide: This process is safe, simple, fast and effective! This method pushes carbon monoxide through the gopher tunnel systems. This method works much better than gassing, because carbon monoxide is odorless and cannot be detected by the gophers. After placing a probe into the gopher hole, it only takes 2-3 minutes.
If you have identified a gopher invasion in your yard, give Get Lost Pest Control a call today! Our experts will quickly and safely eradicate any Garden City gopher infestations you’re dealing with.