Using traps is our only option, we won't use bait and the propane Rodenator wasn't effective. My husband simply doesn't have the time to set and manage a bunch of gopher traps, so I'm enlisting a teenage friend with zero experience and starting a Rodent Bounty Program, incentive-based with bonuses for certain numbers trapped etc. Here are some of my questions:
What sort of gopher traps have you found to most effective? Tips for setting them? How about time of day AM or PM for setting, does it matter? How often should they be checked? Do you put food in there? Are there any links to sites that give good information?
You get the idea...we're clueless and need some guidance! TIA.
Last edited by Indy-lou; Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:19 PM.
Our neighbor had good luck with the regular foot trap for gophers, set down int he hole so they had to run past it to get out. He would then go out and shoot them with a .410. Another neighbor had good luck with poison traps set in 18 inches of pvc, around a corner, with the poison inside. We could tell just by driving past her place that they were dying off and we never could tell the difference in the native bird, eagle, cat, coyote, ect population. We've never poisoned; too many cats and such for that.
I only caught one at my house and haven't seen others since I started putting cat litter down the holes and then later filling the holes. Hopefully I won't find any new ones in my front pasture but it worked in the barn and the pastures around the barn