There are several reasons for getting rid of gophers without using poison. It’s an Earth-friendly method of deterring this destructive pest without harming the ground and plants around you. Natural repellents have little, if any, harmful effect on pets and children. Natural methods cause the gophers to leave rather than leaving expired critters requiring pickup and disposal.
Even though an official verdict has yet to be rendered many gardeners agree that Gopher Spurge is an effective way of controlling gophers and even moles. This biennial ornamental pant is available at most nurseries. The roots have a noxious smell, causing burrowers to move their den to a different location. The plant doesn’t affect goats, although it is toxic to nearly every other type of livestock as well as humans if it is ingested.
Gopher repellent is a popular way to eliminate gophers. It is conveniently purchased online or at the store. Castor oil granules are popular because they don’t kill gophers. The offensive odor encourages burrowing rodents to take up residence far away from the scent. The granules are easy to apply. Just sprinkle them around the yard even in the parts that haven’t been bothered by gophers. An application of water causes the granules to dissolve quickly and work faster.
Noise is another natural gopher repellent. Vision is limited, but their hearing is good. Loud noises cause them to move to another area. Getting rid of gophers may be as simple as adding a few pebbles to several aluminum cans, tying them together, and hanging them in areas that will catch the wind and cause them to rattle. Wind chimes are another option. The different echoes of ringing glass and metal are known to send gophers scurrying to another area.
Repellex is a naturally safe pest control because it is made from plant based materials. It won’t harm children or pets as it contains no pesticides or harmful chemicals. It is a gopher repellent designed to protect your garden and yard from the damage burrowing pests like gophers make.
In addition to white pepper, cinnamon and garlic, Repellex Mole and Gopher Granular Pall is made with castor oil. A protective coating builds around roots as the gopher repellent is absorbed into the soil. Getting rid of gophers doesn’t get much easier than this. The interruption of their food source causes the rodents to move.
As mentioned earlier, granules are easy to apply. Apply the repellent once you notice signs that gophers are in the area. Read the precautions and instructions on the packaging when getting rid of gophers the natural way is your primary goal.