How Do You Exterminate Gophers?

Methods for exterminating gophers include traps, poison bait and gassers. Stopping a gopher infestation is important because these rodents cause significant damage to commercial agriculture, garden plots and landscaping.

One good option for gopher extermination is gopher traps, which are very effective for small plots of land. Examples of gopher traps that are commercially available include Macabee twisted-wire traps, red box traps and death clutch wire traps. Poison bait is a good extermination method for large plots of land. Examples of poisons include strychnine and zinc phosphide. Gopher gassers are gas-producing sticks that are lit and placed in a gopher tunnel, and gophers are killed by the fumes or the lack of oxygen.