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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 09-18-2016 05:04 PM 507 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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09-18-2016 05:04 PM

Anybody know of a way to get rid of them?
We are being overwhelmed with them.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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lew

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#1 posted 09-18-2016 05:06 PM

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#2 posted 09-18-2016 05:12 PM

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#3 posted 09-18-2016 05:13 PM

Gene; We have them at our home in Overgaard and I ordered 4 Golpher solar vibrating stakes that you take a piece of pipe and drive a hole into the soil then put the Golpher stakes in I think about 10’ apart and they will leave. Or you can flood there hole with water after you put the stakes in and watch for them to come out to get away from the vibration and smack them with a shovel or use whatever you can think of.

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#4 posted 09-18-2016 05:23 PM

hire this guy :)

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#5 posted 09-18-2016 05:33 PM

Mothballs. Pisses off the moth, but makes the gophers or moles run for cover.
Bill

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#6 posted 09-18-2016 06:44 PM

I had a customer who tried lots of methods but said this worked the best.

https://www.amazon.com/MOLECAT-100-Extermination-Kit/dp/B009L0EA6K

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#7 posted 09-18-2016 06:48 PM

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#8 posted 09-18-2016 06:55 PM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-footed_ferret#Diet
“Up to 90% of the black-footed ferret’s diet is composed of prairie dogs…”
Fight fire with fire.
Also, in case snails ever become an issue:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x68N6oQTvmE
Got aphids in your garden?
http://www.birdsandblooms.com/blog/garden-bugs-ladybugs-aphid-control/
Any other questions?

-- Mark

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#9 posted 09-18-2016 06:56 PM

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#10 posted 09-18-2016 06:59 PM

Thanks guys for all your suggestions.
I’ll probably try the least expensive one and work up to Lew’s.
Joe’s is out of my budget.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 09-18-2016 09:24 PM

Gene

Here are two INEXPENSIVE methods of getting gophers;

Milk Jug Method and Water Jug Method.

Looks pretty simple. Make a video of your success.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#12 posted 09-18-2016 09:28 PM

Get a couple Red-tailed Hawks, and make sure they are hungry when they arrive…..Hawks love Gopher….

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#13 posted 09-18-2016 09:42 PM

Fox urine powder or Coyote urine powder. Got rid of the groundhogs here. Worked on the family of skunks too

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#14 posted 09-22-2016 01:52 AM

LOL…..........Lew and Joe

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#15 posted 09-22-2016 02:03 AM

Don’t know if it works for gophers, but Juicy Fruit gum will kill off the moles. They love the taste but they can’t digest it, ergo plugged up guts causes death. Can’t touch it with your bare hands, so use rubber gloves and stick it inside their tunnel.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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