That's *not* a gopher hole; it's waaaaaaay too small. You have chipmunks.
Get a rat trap, and bait it with raisins. If you have pets or small children, make sure they can't
reach it: a rat trap will crush a dog's or cat's paw, or a child's hand.
Looked like a chipmunk to me too, but maybe more pictures
or observation would help.
I've got quite a few chipmunks, and sometimes they are a problem.
I had one get under the area my garden hose hangs and
the ground collapsed.
Then I had a city right by the front door that the postman
kept sinking into.
I mostly block the entrances so they go somewhere else.
My guests really like watching them scamper around at
barbecues. So, I say live with them but deal with digging
where you don't want it.
1) Trap and move is ineffective. My Dad did that
with squirrels in the bird feeder. He concluded
it was like trying to make a hole in the ocean
by dipping on one side of the boat, and pour onto
2) Shooting the squirrel in your bird feeder is
ineffective. My Dad's friend Vic (world war two
vet) shot the squirrel in his feeder. Another one
arrived the next day. he gave up after having shot
3) Chipmunks are cute, but I've known them to do
incredible damage. Try feeding them fruit dipped in
auto antifreeze, see if that helps.
The RKBA ain't about duck hunting, or deer hunting.
It's about politicians and rodents, who are often
On Sat, 30 Nov 2013 01:47:30 +0000, Doug Miller wrote:
Actually, I've seen the guy, and he's not a chipmunk, but,
I realize you can only tell from his holes in the picture.
Here is a picture of the cute guy in the summer:
And, here's a picture of the devastation on my "lawn" he wrought:
I don't like to kill - I just want him to go away - so I already
tried all the obnoxious chemicals I could find around my pool:
Since then, I covered my "lawn" with wood chips. But, the darn
gopher is overturning them with a half-dozen holes daily.
So, it's time to get tough. I already know the main methods, but,
I was hoping one of the "obnoxious" methods I was attempting would
just make him go away.
I know I can kill him with:
a) Exhaust from my vehicle
b) Special two-way traps for gophers
c) Poisons such as strychnine (which I've never seen in California)
I guess I can try these obnoxious methods:
d) Filling his holes up with the garden hose
e) Smoking 'em out with something called 'gopher flares'
f) Buying a few "gopher snakes" and letting them roam the lawn
g) Making repellent cotton balls out of Tabasco sause
h) I've heard filling the open gopher holes with dog poo works.
On Sat, 30 Nov 2013 04:30:58 +0000, Doug Miller wrote:
I'm done with creating noxious gases out of pool chemicals.
I'll try some dog poop in each hole tomorrow.
Then, I'll move on to flooding them out.
If that doesn't work, a road flare or two may smoke 'em out.
And, if that still doesn't work, I might move on to the exhaust
gas method; but that actually kills 'em, so, I prefer not to move
forward to traps which do kill 'em fer' sure.
What? Real men don't have cats? Try this: "Excuse me kind
neighbor. Might I impose upon you for a steaming hot cup
of cat s---?" Should do the trick. :-D
I am going to the bad hell for jokes like that. I just
know I am going to wind up playing golf for eternity
with Stormin' :'(
the riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped
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