Victor's Easy Set Gopher Traps are fully assembled. This sure-fire trap is an effective control device for these destructive animals when you see them in your yard. The Easy Set Gopher Trap is easy to insert into gopher tunnels because of it's design. Once inserted it is safe for children and pets.
- Easy set design
- Galvanized steel construction for superior strength and durability
- Narrow design with short base allows for easy insertion
- Moving parts are completely below the ground surface, safely away from children and pets
- Can be used in all soil types
- Two traps placed back to back in tunnel is ideal
- Fully assembled
- For clean and quick trapping
- Non-toxic - no chemicals or poisons
- Springtime is best for trapping
How to trap:
Gopher trapping can be done at any time of year, but generally is easiest and most effective during Spring & Fall. Once gopher activity is detected it is important to move quickly as pregnant females can be caught before giving birth to her family.
The key to effective gopher traps is to properly locate main tunnels and then correctly place the traps within the tunnels.
Gopher traps are most effective when they are placed in pairs in opposite directions in main tunnels as they will intercept gophers coming from either direction.
In addition to the main tunnel traps, gopher traps can also be placed in the lateral tunnels leading to mounds.
Main runways can be located by probing with a sharp stick or rod one or two feet away from a mound opposite the burrow plug.
Once the tunnel is located, it should be opened with a trowel or shovel to allow for the placement of gopher traps.
The gopher traps should be worked back and forth in the tunnel to loosen the earth.
After setting gopher traps, it is important to exclude light and air currents by covering the opening with grass clods, cardboard, or some other material.
All gopher traps should be wired to stakes to allow for safe and easy trap/carcass recovery as well as to prevent predators from removing the traps.
Gopher traps should be checked once or twice daily.
If a trap falls to catch a gopher within 3-4 days, it should be moved to a new location.
Trapping can be done any time of the year (as long as the ground is soft enough to permit digging),
but spring is overall the best time to trap as this is when gopher activity is high and the ground is easy to work.
Gopher trapping in the early part of the year will help to maintain population levels by eliminating breeding females.
After removal of any trapped gophers, it is wise (if it does not pose any hazard to children or pets) to leave a few gopher traps set in the burrows for a week or two because new invading gophers often explore vacated burrows before constructing completely new burrow systems.