I finally got my pocket gopher killer working. This is the third version of
it, and I believe this one is a keeper. It uses a welding torch handle and
some other fittings to put propane and pure O2 down a gopher burrow. Then a
spark. The concussion kills them, removes the oxygen, and collapses a good
bit of the tunnel. Go to Rodenator.com and look at their videos. Theirs is
$1800, and no tanks or regulators.. Mine was from parts I had, and could be
built for $50. Tanks and regulators extra, bringing the whole deal to about
Yesterday, I was working in the driveway, and one was shoving dirt out of a
mound. Why that cheeky little guy! I went and hooked up the gopher device,
and within a few minutes he was in gopher heaven.
I've used poisons, traps, flooding, but this works.
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