GOPHER CONTROL PRODUCTS: A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW

A comprehensive review of gopher control products would involve evaluating various products available in the market that are specifically designed to control gopher infestations. Here is an overview of some common gopher control products:

Gopher Traps: Traps are a popular and effective method for gopher control. There are different types of traps available, including box traps, cinch traps, and choker loop traps. These traps are designed to capture and kill gophers when placed in their tunnels. Traps require proper placement and monitoring for optimal results.

Gopher Bait: Gopher bait is a poison formulated to attract and kill gophers. It typically contains an active ingredient such as zinc phosphide or strychnine. Bait is placed in gopher tunnels, and when consumed, it acts as a lethal toxin. Care must be taken when using bait to prevent accidental ingestion by non-target animals.

Ultrasonic Repellents: Ultrasonic repellents emit high-frequency sound waves that are intended to deter gophers. These devices claim to create an unpleasant environment for gophers, causing them to leave the area. However, the effectiveness of ultrasonic repellents in controlling gophers is debated, and results may vary.

Fumigants: Fumigants are chemicals that release toxic gases when applied to gopher burrows. These gases are intended to suffocate or poison gophers. Aluminum phosphide and gas cartridges are commonly used fumigants for gopher control. Fumigants require careful handling and adherence to safety guidelines.

Gopher Exclusion Devices: Exclusion devices are physical barriers designed to prevent gophers from accessing specific areas. This can include wire mesh fences, underground barriers, or gopher baskets for protecting plants. Exclusion devices are primarily used to protect gardens, lawns, or specific areas from gopher damage.

Natural Predators: Some people consider introducing natural predators, such as barn owls, snakes, or domesticated cats, as a form of gopher control. These predators can help reduce gopher populations by hunting and preying on them. However, the effectiveness of natural predators may vary depending on the specific circumstances and environment.

It’s important to note that the effectiveness of gopher control products can vary depending on factors such as the severity of the infestation, the specific product used, and the gopher species involved. Additionally, local regulations and restrictions may apply to the use of certain products or methods. It is advisable to consult with pest control professionals or local agricultural extension services for guidance on the most suitable and effective gopher control products for your specific situation.

Eliminating gophers is generally very complicated and frustrating to do on your own. It is better to contact professionals that use a proven, safe, and effective process.

The professional you can trust is Utah Gopher Control.

They have tried and tested  system that is environmentally friendly and does not use poison baits or explosions. Instead, it uses an internal combustion engine that generates and pressurizes carbon monoxide up to 120 PSI, which allows the system to fill holes with a lethal amount of carbon monoxide before they have a chance to escape. Since it does not leave residual poisons, you do not to need to worry about secondary poisoning for animals such as pets and predators.

Call Utah Gopher Control for all of your gopher and burrowing pest elimination concerns. They can help.

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