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Gopher Control
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Gopher Control
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Gopher Control

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  • 1. Gopher Control Dustin Blakey County Extension Agent—Agriculture Sebastian County
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  • 3. Know your enemy (or: How to think like a varmint)
  • 4. Fun facts <ul><li>Gopher bite: 18,000 P.S.I. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Gopher can move 2 ¼ tons soil / yr. </li></ul><ul><li>Gophers can swim </li></ul><ul><li>Gophers do not hibernate </li></ul>
  • 5. Gophers vs. Moles: <ul><li>GOPHERS </li></ul><ul><li>Eats plants </li></ul><ul><li>Big mounds </li></ul><ul><li>Rodent </li></ul><ul><li>Digs thru soil </li></ul><ul><li>Big yard problem </li></ul><ul><li>MOLES </li></ul><ul><li>Eats critters </li></ul><ul><li>Tunnels mostly </li></ul><ul><li>Not rodent </li></ul><ul><li>Swims thru soil </li></ul><ul><li>Small yard problem </li></ul>
  • 6. Wanna know more about moles? Google: “ FSA-9095”
  • 7. Gopher mounds
  • 8. How to tell: <ul><li>Gophers </li></ul><ul><li>Moles </li></ul>
  • 9. Ft. Smith Nat’l Hist. Site
  • 10. Plug
  • 11. Gopher tunnel system “ Connect the Dots”
  • 12. Gopher Control with Baits NOT LEGAL!
  • 13. Trapping is best control!
  • 14. Other Traps “ Black Hole” “ Victor”
  • 15. Typical site
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  • 17. Steps <ul><li>Locate newest mound </li></ul><ul><li>Find / excavate tunnel </li></ul><ul><li>Place opening toward older mounds </li></ul><ul><li>Block all light except hole in trap </li></ul><ul><li>Wait </li></ul>
  • 18. Tunnel
  • 19. &nbsp;
  • 20. How long do I wait? <ul><li>Traps need period of quiet to work </li></ul><ul><li>20 min. to 24 hr. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually overnight is good </li></ul>
  • 21. Help! My trap’s filled with dirt! <ul><li>Light / air entered in a place other than the hole at the end </li></ul><ul><li>Re-set and try again! </li></ul>
  • 22. Happy Hunting! Questions?

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