Steps For Trapping A Gopher
Gophers are among the most common rodents that attack most of the people’s homesteads. Just like any other rodent, gophers cause so many damages that subject the homeowners to extra repair and replacement costs. It is, therefore, important to make sure that you understand the right guides for trapping gophers to prevent them from attacking your home. Knowing how to trap gophers is actually one of the best ways of managing them in your place. The good thing with trapping gophers is that you do not have to spend even an extra coin hiring a specialist as you can easily and quickly trap them on your own. Do not at any time let gophers damage your lawn, garden or other future items in your house. My subject of discussion in this article is to help you understand some of the steps for trapping a gopher. Before we start our discussion on the key guides for trapping a gopher, I would like to help you understand some of the crucial equipment that you need to make your work easier. Some of these pieces of equipment are there to harm the gopher but this will be more advantageous to you. As for me, a gopher has limited chances of surviving whenever it comes to my place. Some of the most important things that you need to trap a gopher include a shovel, gopher traps, stake to hold the chain or wire in place, the wire or chain to secure the gopher traps that you have put in place, wood, cardboard or even plastic to cover the hole you dig. You also need leather gloves to protect your hands from the greasy or grimy gopher guts. Once you have all these pieces of equipment, you are ready to go with the process of trapping the gophers that have been disturbing you. Here is a detailed discussion of how you can easily trap a gopher without incurring any extra money or even harming yourself.
The first thing that you need to do is finding fresh mounds of gophers in your place. Most of the mounds and tunnel systems that are vacant do not have gophers. Try inspecting your lawn or garden on a regular basis to know where the gophers have been recent. Make sure that you spot the newest gopher mound in your garden. Once you find the newest gopher mound in your place, try and check where the tunnel is. Not all the tunnels are found under the gopher mounds. Sometimes, a tunnel may be found away from the mound, and this can make it hard for you to trap the gopher. It is good to note that a tunnel will help you catch the gopher easier than the mound. The next step for trapping a gopher is trying to find the tunnel’s direction. Make sure that you remove anything that might have blocked the tunnel to prevent the gopher from getting back. On top of the hole that connects with the tunnel, places the gopher trap and cover it. Ensure that there is no light in the hole for easier trapping of the gopher. The last step is waiting for the gopher to be trapped.