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gante 04-25-2009 12:46 AM

Getting rid of gophers?
 
How do I get rid of gophers in my yard?. It seems to me that they are all over the place, front yard and back yard. I have a dog and children, therefore I am not inclining towards any poison that may affect my pet or children.

Thanks

DangerMouse 04-25-2009 07:29 AM

raise the greens fee?
change the tee-off times?

or simply google GOPHER control if the problem is small and furry.....

DM

clasact 04-25-2009 08:07 AM

glad you put that in DM I was going to but I knew someone would

DangerMouse 04-25-2009 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by clasact (Post 265275)
glad you put that in DM I was going to but I knew someone would

it's a dirty job, but.... lol

hey wrangler, maybe they could import some gophers to tear up the greens and then the golfers will just go away?

DM

wrangler 04-25-2009 08:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 265277)

hey wrangler, maybe they could import some gophers to tear up the greens and then the golfers will just go away?

DM

This is true, but then you'd have an even bigger problem when Bill Murray shows up to care for the greens. But that is a Cinderella story...

wrangler 04-25-2009 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by clasact (Post 265284)
I dont think he is going to like the suggestions he is getting here lol

Possibly not, but DM already gave good advice in post #4; do a seach on 'gopher control', he/she will get about 300,000 hits.

gante 04-26-2009 07:55 PM

Haa!! I just realized what I wrote. Yes, I am refering to gophers, not golfers. LOL At least I think that is what is making the wholes in my backyard. One neighbor told me that they have had these in the past

DangerMouse 04-26-2009 08:06 PM

gophers or golfers, a good 9 iron should take care of either..... heh heh

DM

Vikki Foley 04-26-2009 08:17 PM

Call Bill Murry. :thumbup: BTW, Did you mean *golfers* or *gofers*? If you meant golfers, I would put in lots of sand traps.

HawkZ28 04-27-2009 01:15 AM

Dropping Juicy Fruit gum down the holes may work.....it works for moles. The eat it, get constipated, and die.

gante 05-02-2009 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by HawkZ28 (Post 266071)
Dropping Juicy Fruit gum down the holes may work.....it works for moles. The eat it, get constipated, and die.


I may give this a try. It sounds simple enough.

tuffloud1 10-15-2010 02:25 PM

cinchtraps.com

or

traplineproducts.com

I ordered both kinds and they both work great. I've had them for a week and have already caught 3 gophers.

High Gear 10-15-2010 07:22 PM

Garden hose/baseball bat/dog.

It seems my folks built a house right in the middle of gofer heaven when we were kids.

It took a couple of years to clean them out.


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