You can place all sorts of natural deterrents around your property to repel gophers. Growing plants with strong smells such as sage, daffodils, iris, thyme, and geranium will repel them, for example, as will placing fish oil, peppermint oil, coffee grounds, or tabasco sauce on the ground near gopher tunnels.
The fence should be buried at least one foot underground and stick out a few inches above the ground. That will prevent gophers from burrowing or climbing over it. To keep out persistent gophers that may dig below the fence, reinforce this control method with a gopher repellent.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What plants are resistant to gophers?
Among the most gopher-resistant species, you will find rosemary, lavender, Mexican sage (Salvia leucantha), zonal and scented geraniums, lantana, eucalyptus, pine, rockrose (Cistus spp.) and society garlic.
What is a gophers natural enemy?
Pocket gophers face numerous threats from predators. They are eaten by animals that are able to follow them into burrows, such as weasels and snakes. Canines and badgers dig them out of the ground, and if pocket gophers leave their tunnels, owls and hawks are happy to snatch them up.
What attracts gophers to your yard?
These pests stick around when you have moist, cool, healthy dirt. The better your lawn looks, the better chance of housing moles or gophers. They feed off of insects and plant roots.
What kind of damage does a gopher do to a lawn?
While digging their tunnels underground, gophers cause two types of damage to your lawn. First, the holes they dig in the ground weaken the integrity of your yard. If there is a cave-in, you could end up with larger surface holes that ruin the yard’s beauty and uniformity.
What is gopher control?
The main key to any kind of gopher control is to understand how gophers operate. Gophers dig burrows as a way to travel from feed location to feeding location. Whether you are using gopher traps, gopher repellent or poison to kill gophers, your battleground with this pest will be in these burrows.