Gopher Golf in California
Posted by animalcontrol on June 16, 2009
My buddy Donald in California has been living with gopher problems for years. His yard backs up to a golf course, which you might think was ideal, but the golf course sends him gophers and doesn’t want to take responsibility for it. He has a yard full of migrant gophers and all his attempts to get rid of gophers on his own have failed. He has tried to trap them, poison them and gas them, with limited success.
The problem has grown worse through the years and now his once beautiful lawn, along with the shrubs and flowers, is destroyed. He planted some new flowers this spring thinking that he got rid of gophers last fall, but no… the next morning the plants were sucked half-way into a hole and the next day the plant was gone–devoured by an insatiable gopher.
He told me he is ready to try gas bombs, but I told him that without professional knowledge that really wasn’t safe, especially the Molotov Cocktail version he was planning on. He agreed that maybe it was time to try professional help to get rid of the gophers. What did he have to lose? Well, if he uses a professional, all he has to lose is gophers. If he tries the homemade bomb approach he could lose a whole lot more than that!