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Martin's Gopher Bait 50

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Gopher Bait :Active Ingredient(s):0.5% Strychnine treated grain bait for pocket gopher control. Subsoil applications only. Insert one tablespoon of bait into the gopher burrow system. One pound of Gopher Bait will treat one to eight acres.

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Martin's Gopher Bait 50 (45 lb)




Martin's Gopher Bait - 0.5% Strychnine -Treated Grain Bait

Active Ingredient(s):0.5% Strychnine Alkaloid

Martin's Gopher Bait with strychnine is a treated grain product; only labeled for subsoil applications. Remove burrow plug from flat side of burrow fan or locate main runway by probing with a metal rod or wooden stick. Resistance to probe will decrease when you are in the main runway. Insert 1 teaspoon of bait into burrow system, using a long-handled spoon if necessary. Close tunnel with soil. Do not permit soil to cover bait.

One pound of bait will treat 1-8 acres, depending upon number of burrow systems to be treated. Retreat according to label directions if new gopher activity is noticed.

0.5% Strychnine - Keep Out Of Reach of Children

This product has a danger warning, with  use restrictions.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Pro Tips Not Available
Packaging 1 lb. 4 lbs, and 45 lbs.
Manufacturer Control Solutions
Product Label Product Label
More PDF's No
Target Pest Pocket Gophers
Active Ingredient (s) 0.5% Strychnine
For Use : rangelands, pastures, croplands, fields
Yield N/A
Mixture|Application N/A


It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Use Restrictions:

This product may only be used to control pocket gophers (Geomys spp., Thomomys spp., and Pappogeomys spp.) in subterranean applications only in rangelands, pastures, croplands and non-crop areas.

Do not apply this product by use of mechanical burrow builder. Do not apply this product above ground over agricultural crops or anywhere else. Do not apply directly to food or feed crops.

Do not apply this product in a way that will contact workers, other persons, pets, or domestic animals. Keep pets and other people out of the area during application.

ENDANGERED SPECIES CONSIDERATIONS Notice: The killing of a member of an endangered species during strychnine baiting operations may result in a fine under the Endangered Species Act. Before baiting, user is advised to contact the regional U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Endangered Species Specialist) or local Fish and Game Ofice for specific information on endangered species. Strychnine baits should not be used in the geographic ranges of the following species except under programs and procedures approved by the U.S. EPA: California Condor, San Joaquin Kit Fox, Morro Bay Kangaroo Rat, Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse, Gray Wolf and Grizzly Bear.
Retreatment No
Shipping Restrictions AK, CA,CT, NY,
More Instructions No

Customer Reviews 26 item(s)

Had a horrible problem with gopher in 1/8 acre of my problem. When we built a new home, the builder , America's Home Place REFUSED to haul off all the trees they cleared. Said it would take 31 construction dumpsters @ $600 each. Finally we agreed to pay the extra $22K for removal, Then AHP said a "new company policy" prevents them from hauling trees away. They would have to BURY them...Created a haven for gophers. There were AT LEAST two beaver sized adults and lots of adolescents. Tunnels EVERYWHERE. We tried poison baits from Amazon and HomeDepot. The "warfarin type baits" worked somewhat but far from 100%. We still have one "passer by" adolescent who comes by to graze weekly but apparently does not enter the tunnels.
Review by Gophercide / (Posted on 7/7/2020)
Works like a charm!
I have been fighting pocket gophers for years in my pastures. Used a tractor attachment that makes burrows and distributes poison bait into the burrows and works well for large acres, but needed something for smaller areas. Martin's Gopher 50 is the best thing out there. I put it in a Rugged Ranch Applicator, turn the handle, and only had to go back to two gopher mounds to re apply. 100% kill rate and no dead gophers to dispose of as they die in their tunnels. Had over a100 mounds and now no gophers in my yards at all. Always keep a container on hand as gophers will try to come back from time to time.
Review by Broncbuster / (Posted on 6/27/2020)
best stuff ever
Every time I've used this product, any signs of gophers are gone in less than a day. Magical product..
Review by dezjet / (Posted on 5/3/2020)

Review by TEXAS / (Posted on 3/9/2020)
Very, very good
Bingo!! Put the little ‘X’s in the pesky rodents and say good night!!! Great stuff, it does the trick.
Review by LP / (Posted on 1/27/2020)
Awesome product
This is the only product I have found to be truly effective for gopher riddance.
Review by Mel / (Posted on 11/15/2019)
It's an effective product, and not very time consuming to apply.
I have used the product for 4 years now and although one has use tenacity in their approach to gophers this product works. That is not to say one will ever totally eliminate the gophers I have been able to limit their damage and the areas they are active in. Sometimes it is months or as much as a year before I see more activity after I have treated an area with the product.
Review by Bill / (Posted on 11/13/2019)
Worked with First Application
Works great took care of the pocket gopher on the first application and then had a striped gopher come in added a bit more bait took care of him too found him half in and half out of the hold.
Review by JDMN / (Posted on 8/1/2019)
Excellent Product and Service, Easy to Order and Delivered Promptly
Excellent. Ordered last year, again this year and will continue to do business with DYI.
Review by Calamonda / (Posted on 4/17/2019)
I've seen it kill the gopher. badger it the gopher then equals dead badger also...
Review by Ropey / (Posted on 4/17/2019)
Only stuff I have ever used that works and works very quickly.
Review by RAY / (Posted on 1/10/2019)
Great Stuff
I read all the reviews I could find on this stuff but was still skeptical until I used it. No doubt, this stuff works and is fantastic. The gophers were totally gone in less than a week and didn't come back for a year. Worth every penny.
Review by JF / (Posted on 9/19/2018)
Use Heavily
I have been killing gophers for a long time. Martin's Gopher Bait 50 is one of the best, if not the best. My technique is simple. When you locate the main runway, punch in about 5 or 6 holes. Fill each hole to the max. The theory is that if you use a lot of bait, the gopher has to plow its way through it. It works. Often times I will use 4 or 5 tablespoons in each hole. You use more bait than recommended, but the results are much better. I rarely treat each site more than once. This year I killed 6 of the vermin. Last year about 15.
Review by Ricky / (Posted on 8/8/2018)
It works
Put it in the tunnels next to a dozen fresh mounds scattered on my 3 acres on a Tuesday and that was it, no more gopher mounds for the past 3 weeks.
Review by Joe Smith / (Posted on 1/8/2018)
They expire in their holes. It works fast as it should.
Works well on ground squirrels digging and nesting on you property as soon as you turn around. There is a never-ending stream moving in.
Review by Tucson / (Posted on 12/19/2017)
Excellent Product, solved issue in less than 24HRS
This stuff is very potent and does the job quickly. Received it on a Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning my pest was gone. Mixed it with wet dog food and some with peanut butter and they loved it. I always buy from DoYourOwnPestControl and have never been let down.
Review by Gary / (Posted on 8/24/2017)
Most lethal poison available
Awesome stuff. If you want a potent poison (Strychnine) and nothing else seems to work, the critters just feast on it and come back for more... THIS is the stuff want! Anything that eats this is dead. Period. I'm not aware of another commercially available poison that is this lethal. If you use it, be very careful that your pets and children can't get a hold of it. I use this for mouse and chipmunk control. The new rat poisons are junk, they don't kill anything...this stuff is guaranteed to get the job done.
Review by Critter Killer / (Posted on 6/5/2017)
This stuff works
Be careful with it as all of the other "good critters" will be attracted to it. I put it in the gopher hole and cover it with a brick; seems to work well.
Review by Acid / (Posted on 4/6/2017)
Works great
Works great. Be reasonabley careful with it. I have used it for years.
Review by Joe / (Posted on 1/3/2017)
good product
this works well, especially on kangaroo rats
Review by none / (Posted on 5/28/2016)
Good product
So far so good. Gophers have been destroying my yard. Hopefully this will get rid of them.
Review by Nas / (Posted on 4/17/2016)
Great Product
This product is the best I have ever used. One treatment most often takes care of the problem.
Review by Stig / (Posted on 4/7/2016)
Great stuff!!!!
Only thing that works on pocket gophers. It's also put underground, so wildlife & pets can't access it.
Review by Cokris / (Posted on 3/3/2016)
The easiest and the most effective way to get rid of the gophers
Tried various traps with good results, but tried Martin's bait and had great results. Bought a 1/2 inch dia X 36 inch long steel rod at Lowe's, ground a point on the end and mounted it to a 12 inch long piece of handrail to make the hole for the delivery of the bait. I also use a small stone to cover the hole so the gopher won't see the light.
Review by Ed / (Posted on 2/19/2016)
Best Gopher Bait
Martin's does the job killing gophers. Using rebar stake and insuring hole is filled with Martins, this kills them dead.
Thank you
Review by JD / (Posted on 1/18/2016)
overnight it works
I got tired or mowing over gopher mounds. Followed the directions, stopped all the activity. Folks at DIY were helpful and shipping was fast.

Review by Nathan / (Posted on 8/20/2015)

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