Idaho Gopher Control
Gopher Damage
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In the Garden Box

Gophers

At Idaho Gopher Control we specialize in pet and child safe control of burrowing rodents.  We do not work with any pests besides gophers, ground squirrels, voles and rock chucks.  Our primary method of control for gophers is carbon monoxide asphyxiation.  We use a very specialized machine called a PERC (pressurized exhaust rodent control) for this task.  This machine is manufactured in Tule Lake, California for this purpose. 

We at Idaho Gopher Control have specific expertise about gophers and know how they construct their burrow systems.  Therefore, we know where to locate their tunnels without ever digging up lawns or landscaping.  A small probe from the PERC is inserted from the ground surface into the tunnel.  Once the probe is inside the tunnel a valve is opened, and the carbon monoxide is injected into the tunnel at 50-100 psi depending on how many probes are being used at one time. 

In approximately three minutes all of the gophers in a burrow are exterminated through asphyxiation.  Aside from live trapping and re-locating, this is the most humane method of control of burrowing rodents since they breathe in a cooled gas that causes them to go to sleep and never wake up. 

Generally there is only one gopher in a burrow.  However, in the springtime (March – June approximately) gophers do allow other gophers into their burrows for mating.  And, female gophers will have gopher pups in the burrow after they have given birth and until the pups are mature enough to start digging their own tunnels and emerge on the surface. 


*Idaho Gopher Control may use traps to catch gophers under certain circumstances, but is recommending carbon monoxide as the primary method of control

**Idaho Gopher Control does not use any products that leave residual or systemic poisons dangerous to pets or children

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