Gophers Be Gone!

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Gophers are wreaking havoc in most of the yards in our neighborhood. We've tried everything from smoke bombs and car exhaust to ultrasonic devices. Nothing has kept the gophers away for long. One Diamond Certified pest control expert explained why one of our neighbor's yards is a gopher-free zone. They have excavated the top six inches of soil and laid down a 1/2 inch grid made of galvanized wire mesh. The wiring keeps the gophers from breaking through the ground. This solution may be too labor-intensive for big yards.

A less expensive remedy, according to some of Ensure Pest Control's customers, is to put used, urine-saturated cat litter into the gopher mounds and tunnels. The theory is that the stench drives the gophers away.