Have gophers dedicated your backyard as their neighborhood playground? Do you need to know how to get rid of gophers naturally?
- Gophers are sound-sensitive. Aggravate the little dickens by installing gopher-chaser windmills. Continuous vibrations emitted by windmill blades travel underground via the hollow support rod. Add pops of color to your backyard with several windmills. This is an eco-friendly way to color gophers gone!
- Due to their heightened sense of smell try introducing scents gophers don't like. Stinky fish scraps or castor oil will incite gophers to skedaddle. Pack their escape holes with fish scraps. Or, Scatter castor oil granules in your backyard.
- Getting rid of gophers may also be accomplished with road flares. Dig into a mound to get to their tunnel. Light the flare, push the lit end into the tunnel and cover with soil. The smoke contains sulfur and gophers will scurry out of offensive smelling tunnels expediently.
- Gopher Spurge or Euphorbia lathysis is commonly used for getting rid of gophers. To purge your backyard of these furry pests, plant several. Roots and stems contain a caustic milk-like liquid, which signals gophers to vamoose. The plant itself grows tall and handsome. Note: Gopher Spurge is poisonous. Generally gophers will not ingest enough to kill them, but the possibility exists.
- Traps are old-fashioned, yet frequently, old ways are the best ways. However, so that you won't defeat your planet-friendly intentions, ensure you buy non-lethal traps. For best results, place a trap at the entrance and exit of the tunnel. When the pesky rodent goes inside the trap, the door automatically closes. Once he's "trapped", take gopher, cage and all, to a distant location and set him free.
- Used coffee grounds act as a natural gopher disincentive. Deposit coffee grounds in all the holes gophers have burrowed in your backyard. Liberally spread any surplus coffee grounds on your entire yard, as they make a marvelous natural fertilizer.
- This method is not for everyone, but it's possible to co-exist with the little critters. Simply allow the furthest corner of your backyard to grow wild with weeds. Gophers adore weeds and will live happily ever after in their little corner of the world.