Let’s be honest! Gophers are really cute and cuddly looking, but they become a nuisance when they start damaging your garden. Even if you are not an avid cultivator, dealing with a gopher in your yard can still damage badly your lush lawn.
These territorial and solitary rodents can dig tunnels through your yard, leaving unsightly bumps, and can destroy badly your crops and plants. Actually, they can dig up to 10-30 mounds of dirt monthly, eating anything they found underground.
As a matter of fact, gophers may attract other harmful pests such as: weasels, skunks and snakes. These pests will hang around your yard damaging your crops and plants.
In order to protect your plants and crops, you must get rid of gophers in your yard A.S.A.P. Even if gophers are harmful using extreme methods to get rid of them is not something you would want to do. Choosing humane methods in getting rid of these solitary rodents is best for your yard and mental health.
I bet that everyone knows the pumping water into holes method, but let’s be honest: it won’t work because gophers can retreat to higher ground. The same thing is available when running exhaust fumes into tunnels.
On the other hand, you may try the following methods which turn out in being extremely effective:
Havahart is one of the best humane traps you can use to catch these digging rodents. The good news is you can use these traps in catching weasels, skunks and moles – other digging pests that will ruin your pest garden.
Important! After catching the gopher you should take it miles away from your property and release it in the wild.
Humane Gopher Repellent
Most gopher repellents contain castor oil or predator urine. As a matter of fact these repellents work both for gophers and moles – with one hit you can clear two pests from your garden.
You can find these repellents on Amazon and respect the direction found on the package.