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MilkyWay, MA

April 30, 2008
7:21 PM

Post #4888016

How do I get rid of gophers in my garden? They aet everything last year. I had to buy new plants, they still ate them, from veggies to flowers, they even came up on my porch to eat my sweet potato vines, coleus,etc. It was a nightmare. I cried. I spotted the family of three making their rounds over the weekend. My nightmare has started. Any help would be appreciated.

a weeping gardener

Santa Cruz, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 5, 2008
4:36 PM

Post #4909647

I put any plants of value in gopher baskets. You can buy them or make them out of gopher wire. My nursery sells it by the roll. I also use the McAbee gopher trap. It helps if you can find the tunnel and set a trap going both directions. I've tried rubbing onion and peanut butter. Not sure if that works. I never touch the trap with my bare hands, always using gloves. Good luck.
San Marcos, CA

April 15, 2009
2:17 PM

Post #6413326

We have them bad here in Southern CA. also...there are a few solutions that I use..I have had some success with thinning the herd with the smoker grenades that you stick down their holes..however I use those in the middle of my yard away from my garden on their tunnels...also use the poison peanuts that you bury underground for them..but if you are a bit squemish about killing them I finally started burying hardware cloth under my garden and blocking can buy it in 50 foot by 4 foot wide rolls and it seems to work very well...

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