Giant Destroyer Smoke Bombs
Giant Destroyers are "smoke bombs" that are placed in the burrows of moles. These cartridges release a sulfurous smoke in the runways of moles. It is also labeled gophers ,moles, woodchucks, rats, squirrels, ground squirrels and skunks. Light the fuse on the cartridge , then place the Giant Destroyers in the entrance, quickly covering the cartridge and hole with soil. Please read the product details for complete instructions.
- Kills Gophers, Moles, Woodchucks, Rats, Skunks, and Ground Squirrels
- Active Ingredients:
- Use only inside of burrows, never inside of building
- HOW TO USE THE GIANT DESTROYER:
1. Find main runway and clear one opening for easy cartridge insertion. Make sure all other openings are sealed.
2. Insert fuse firmly into cartridge and making sure to leave two inches of fuse exposed.
3. Light fuse and insert cartridge into runway opening. Minimum fuse burning time: 5 seconds.
4. When cartridge begins to smoke, cover opening completely with dirt.
5. USE ONLY INSIDE BURROW, NEVER INSIDE OF BUILDING
Locate the main runway, look for fresh conical mounds of dirt. Select the freshest of these, remove plug and dig in direction of main runway. If lateral to the mound is plugged, either dig past the plug or probe ground around the plug to locate main runway. Main runway will be found when probe meets little or no resistance. When runway is found, prepare an opening into runway large enough so that cartridge can be inserted easily. Collect sufficient dirt and other material for closing hole. Light fuse and insert cartridge into hole fuse-end -first. Cover cartridge quickly, but take care not to smother it with dirt. Quickly close any holes where gas escapes. If your excavations have divided main runway into sections, treat each portion.
Locate fan-shaped mounds with signs of recent gopher activity. Find the horseshoe-shaped depression on one side of the mound. To locate the main runway, probe ground 15-18 inches from mound on the same side as the depression. The main runway has been located when ground friction on the probe has been released. Dig down to main runway, taking care not to block it off with dirt. Create an opening large enough for easy insertion of the cartridge. Collect enough dirt and other material to close opening. Light fuse and insert fuse-end-first. Immediately cover opening, taking care not to smother cartridge with loose dirt. Cover any openings where gasses escape. Treat all active mounds.
Locate all burrow entrances. Select one for use and close all other entrances with rock and dirt. Light fuse and insert cartridge fuse-end-first. Cover with rock and dirt, being careful not to smother cartridge with dirt. Consult state game laws before using this product for woodchuck control.
Use only where burrows are isolated from homes,barns, and all other man-made stuctures. DO NOT USE inside buildings or anywhere where gasses could enter buildings. Collect plenty of dirt and other materials for closing burrow openings. Treat each burrow opening by lighting fuse and inserting cartridge fuse-end-first into the hole.(make sure hole is large enough for easy insertion before lighting fuse.) Cover hole immediately,taking care not to smother cartridge with loose dirt. Immediately cover all other openings from which gas escapes. Proceed to next closest burrow and treat as above.
Collect plenty of dirt and other material for closing burrow openings. Treat each burrow opening by lighting fuse and inserting cartridge fuse-end-first into hole. (Make sure hole is large enough for easy insertion before lighting fuse.) Cover hole immediately,taking care not to smother cartridge with loose dirt. Immediately cover all other openings from which gas escapes. Proceed to the next closest open burrow and treat as above.
Locate all entrances to den. Do not treat dens under inhabited structures or buildings where toxic gasses could reach humans, pets,or domestic animals including livestock. Openings to den should be large enough to permit easy insertion of cartridge. Close any openings to den other than the one to be treated. Collect material for closing treated opening. Dirt, sod,and a large rock may serve this purpose. Light fuse and insert cartridge fuse-end-first. Close opening, being careful not to cover cartridge with dirt. Close any previously undetected openings where gas escapes.
KANSAS-Need wildlife permit.
FOR LARGE ANIMALS OR LONGER RUNWAYS, USE MORE THAN ONE CARTRIDGE.
- Hazards to humans and domestic animals
- After ignition, cartridge produces oxide of sulfur gasses. Fumes may be harmful if inhaled.
STATEMENT OF PRACTICAL TREATMENT:
- If inhaled, and person has poisoning symptoms( headache, nausea, dizziness,and weakness) transfer victim to fresh air. Have victim lie down and keep warm. If respiration is adequate recovery will be rapid. If breathing has stopped, use artificial respiration. If available, pure oxygen should be used. Call a physician immediately.
- This product is highly toxic to wildlife. Check all burrows for sights of non targets. If present, do not treat burrows.
STORAGE AND DISPOSAL:
Do not contaminate water,food,or feed by storage or disposal.
Storage:Store in cool, dry place away from fire, heat and direct sunlight.
Pesticide Disposal: To dispose of unused cartridges, soak in water, crush and bury at least 6" in loose soil.
Container Disposal: Place in trash collection.
Once ignited by the fuse, this cartridge will burn vigorously until completely spent and is capable of causing severe burns to exposed skin and clothes, and of igniting dry grass, leaves, and other combustible materials.
- Additional Information
Pro Tips We also handle the Revenge Smoke Bombs. Some of our customers prefer the Revenge Smoke Bombs more, while others like the Giant Destroyers more. Packaging 4 gassers on 1 card Manufacturer Atlas Chemical Corp. Product Label Label MSDS MSDS Target Pest Kills Gophers, Moles, Woodchucks, Rats, Skunks, and Ground Squirrels Active Ingredient (s) Sodium Nitrate 46.2% Sulfur 34.8% Charcoal 8.7% Other Ingredients 10.3% For Use : Burrows only. Yield N/A Mixture|Application N/A Application No Retreatment No Shipping Restrictions N/A More Instructions No
Customer Reviews 12 item(s)
- Mostly a good product, last few batches have not been great.
We have used this product for years. We buy 6 cases at a time and for the most part seem to have pretty good luck in keeping the moles at bay. We have been a little disappointed with the last (2) batches we purchased as almost half fizzle out before burning half way and we have to use a propane torch to light them from the other end and poke them back down the tunnel. Maybe manufacturing changed the formula?
- Giant Destroyer, and Revenge gas sticks
Been using Giant Destroyer for years. Last I bought some they were out of Destroyer, so bought Revenge. They don't always completely burn, and had one take off out of the hole like a missile, hit a 15" dia. ceder tree and knock it over. Ok, ok, it didn't knock it over. lol Good thing I'd already moved my face out of the way. Giant Destroyer is so much better. Will never buy revenge again. The 5 Rating is for Giant Destroyer.
- I buy 2 cases at a time
Have kept the moles under control but spent $900 over the last 8 years. I buy 2 cases at a time. Nothing else has been as effective. You have to be as persistent as the moles are. My neighbor has hundreds of mole mounds but I have kept them at bay from my property. 2 smokers per hole - gives them something to think about - hey Joe did you see Bill- he was in the east run last night and then I smelled smoke.
- Contrasting Giant Destroyer and Revenge Smoke
I recently ordered a number of each of these to types of gas distributing pyrotechnics. Neither is particularly deadly and repeated treatments of some burrows may be necessary. They do work and I found more than 50 percent of the active burrows to be unused after one treatment. The Giant Destroyer is a more powerful product and it much more robust than the Revenge Smoke bombs which sometimes would fizzle out and not burn completely. The Giants have been 100 percent reliable in burning. They have been used on various burrowing rodents and jackrabbits around airport runways.
- positive experience
I have purchased destroyer bombs to kill squirrels from DIY on two occasions. Both times the experience has been positive. Very prompt and good prices.
- They Work - When They Burn!
Our last order was defective...the "bombs" only burned 1/2 then went out. DIY quickly replaced the order. Quality control by the manufacturer needs to be enhanced.
These smoke bombs do a job and get rid of the moles. The problem is they come back a week later.
- Great Stuff
I have used this product twice and in both cases it has done the job.
Do not waste your time on water or traps. Just get a 6- pack of this stuff and a leaf blower (if necessary) to push the gas into the deepest hole in your yard. RIP Alvin and the chipmunks.
- need to check their products more closely on the production line
we have used the giant destroyer for a couple of years, but the last case we purchased was a bummer. not one stick worked - pretty disappointed!
DIY RESPONSE: Sorry the bombs didn't work for you. We will forward your feedback to the manufacturer Atlas Chemical. Call us if you need any assistance or would like to discuss this further: 1-800-476-3368
- The Giant Destroyer seems to be the best product I've used to kill moles.
I have a city lot, 50'x125' but I have to kill moles entering my yard from 3 other properties. My problem started 4-5 years ago and at first I tried to drown them and kill them with a spike trap. I killed some and regained some control but it was increasingly difficult to have a nice yard while pumping all that water into the ground. In my search for more solutions to the problem I came across the "Giant Destroyer". I bought 4-packs 4 or 5 at a time for awhile and used a grub and mole cricket killer from Scotts I got at Menards and put it on with a broadcast spreader). My thinking was/is if it takes some time for the crickets to mature into adults and they are easier to kill while crickets, I would use 2 methods to achieve the desired results. One of the problems is the neighbors don't use cricket killer so they still mature in bunches and I have to kill a lot of adults. Recently, from recommendation of the pro on this website I bought a case of the "Revenge". His reasoning made sense, "more actives more kills", and I've had significant kills. However, even though I'm having a great number of intrusions recently I think "The Giant Destroyer" has been more effective. Also, with both The Giant Destroyer and Revenge I usually put two sticks in a hole at a time. So today I'm ordering a gross of The Giant Destroyer. This is going to be a long term project so I might as well take advantage of the savings. I hope this is helpful to some of you who are fighting the same problems I am. It might be helpful also to know I would not likely ever give any product top rating, so even though it is the best I've found I give it a 4.
- These things work
These are awesome. I tried that spike trap that spears them, it worked once. I won't put out poisons, too much wildlife & pets around that might get into it, or get a mole that has. Once these are finished there are dead moles far underground away from pets and other critters.
I have a huge yard and it was getting to be nothing but mole hills. The first couple I tried did an okay job in a small area. I just opened a surface run in the middle, lit one, stuffed it down there, and covered the opening. I had some runs pop up a couple days later not too far away. The next one I put in at the end of a surface run. My fingers found a shaft going almost straight down. Again, I popped the lit bomb down there and covered the hole. I also did a second run that way. Those 2 runs have had a much bigger area that's been clean for a couple weeks now. I'm so satisfied with these that I ordered a case to split with a coworker. I'm shocked these haven't caught on more.
If they're not working well for you, you're probably not getting it down into the den where the gas can disperse throughout the nest. If you can't feel the dug out shaft with your fingers, then you're probably wasting the bomb if you stick it in there. These are really fantastic!
- These work well...
My problem is moles and these are a quick handy way to help out. I bought a case for the long ongoing problem I have with moles tearing up my lawn. They can get rid of the moles for months at a time, but they always seem to eventually return. And after using them awhile it seemed the moles would block off the tunnels. I don't know if they are really this smart or not, but it did seem harder to find a good open tunnel after using awhile. So I bought a 20 pack of the poison worms for those remaining few moles that were of a more difficult variety that I was never able to locate a good fully open tunnel to smoke. The combination of using smoke gas and later, poison worms, seems to be working best for me. Smoke 'em in the good open tunnels, and give 'em the worms when the tunnel has a lot of blocked passages.