Farms and gardens are the fruit of your labor. You source vegetables and fruits there which you grew naturally by yourself. It is through your efforts that the place grew abundant and plentiful with foods. However, there are rodents lurking underground which destroys your land. Thus, pocket gophers traps are made to get rid of them from the place.
The most obvious signs of pocket gophers lurking in your farm are the holes they made on ground. Its length is one foot and its width is two feet. You cannot reach in and grab them since they have made a deep underground hole in there. Moreover, they can fester in the land all year round which makes removing them imperative.
One method of that is most effective and most useful is creating trappings. This uses a device much like a mouse trap but with sharper fangs to instantly kill them. This requires effort and patience in planning and installing the device on your grounds. One tip here is to place it on fresh mounds that the gophers have yet to dig on.
There are two ways to do this. One is placing it at the main tunnels in the mounds. Ideally, a good main tunnel is located at least a foot away from the plug. Afterwards, you will dig a hole large enough to fill and hide the trap. To increase effectiveness, place two traps on opposite sides of the tunnel facing each other. It would be better if you insert a wire string and attach it to the traps for easy location later.
The other one is the placement in lateral tunnels. Locate the soil plug on the mound which has the freshest of soil near or in the entrance. Fit the trap there by digging out a hole. This should be inserted at least one foot deep from the surface. The gophers are smart animals so you should not plug the hole letting sunlight and air in. Let them replug it so they can get close enough for the trap to activate.
Another method is baiting them with poisons. Here, you place it on the entrance they actively use for immediate elimination. This methods need patience since it may take weeks before the gophers can encounter the bait. Until they do, follow the instructions on the bait product you are using for reapplication.
To do this, you have to probe the main tunnels on mounds for a soil plug. Once you found it, dig a small hole on it for its bait placement. To apply the bait, you have to carefully follow the labels of the product. Cover it once again gently to ensure that the bait is not buried under it.
Last is gassing. This is the most dangerous method since it uses harmful chemical gasses. To apply this, you have to search for an active mound and tunnels. After, insert the gas cartridge inside and cover it with soil, rocks, and other solid materials that can help seal the opening. Doing so prevents the gas from leaking into the air you breathe.
Prior to this, you have to ensure the safety of everyone in immediate vicinity, especially children and animals. Cover your mouth with protective gear to avoid inhaling the resulting smoke that will surely come out from the hole. Also, avoid using this on dry grass and greenery since these can easily catch the resulting fire.