Pest Control - Knowledgebase Question

Brockton, Ma
Question by nanaaggie
June 19, 2007
how do i get rid of gophers. They are living under a newly built shed in my yard


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Answer from NGA
June 19, 2007

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Gophers and moles feed on grubs and other insects in the soil. As long as you have healthy soil teaming with beneficial insects and their larvae, you'll have the potential for attracting gophers. To get rid of gophers, invest in a scissors-type gopher trap, and set it carefully - as often as necessary to catch and kill the entire population. Once you've gotten rid of the gophers, encourage your neighbors to do the same. If it's any consolation, gophers in your yard are a compliment to your skills as a gardener. They prefer rich, moist, organic soil teeming with insects!

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