Pest Management

How to: Manage Gophers in Your Garden

Gophers blog post
These small rodents can create quite a challenge in your garden. They create tunneling systems and eat roots along with shrubs and vegetables.
 
Treatment Options:
  • Cats & dogs are effective hunters of gophers, mice, and other small rodents!
  • Flooding the tunnels with water can be effective.
  • The gopher hawk is a reusable trap that’s very effective and doesn’t use any chemicals or poisons!
  • The Victor Black Box is a reusable trap that’s very effective and doesn’t use any chemicals or poisons!
  • You can cover the bottom of your raised bed with hardware mesh to help keep gophers from tunneling into them.
  • Solar-powered sonic repellers can also be effective. They create an uncomfortable environment for the gopher by emitting vibrations and sounds into the ground periodically.
     

Plants to Especially Watch:

  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Peas
  • Sweet Potatoes

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One thought on “How to: Manage Gophers in Your Garden

  1. We find that the MacAbee Gopher trap, which was incidentally invented in Los Gatos, is the most effective. However, we recently found voles, which are too small for the gopher traps!

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