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Eight Home Remedies to Get Rid of Gophers (Infographic)

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  • Gene Caballero
  • August 27, 2020

Let’s face it, it is nearly impossible to have a perfect lawn or garden when gophers are constantly tearing it up! Fortunately there are a few home remedies for gophers that you can use to start getting rid of gophers today! This infographic has 8 great methods for deterring gophers from your lawn and gardens. 


What scents deter gophers?

The good news is that there are many scents that deter gophers. Some of these scents include car exhaust, gasoline, leftover food scraps from fish, and pet wastes. Simply having a dog in the yard can deter gophers from the lawn because gophers dislike the smell of the dog's waste. 


Are there fertilizers that can deter gophers, and fertilize the garden?

Yes! There are a few things you can add to your garden beds or the entry ways of gophers to deter them from coming back. These fertilizers include coffee grounds, fish scraps or fish fertilizers, and any other strong smelling fertilizers can also deter gophers. 


Are there plants that can deter gophers?

Yes, there are several plants that gophers can not stand the smell or taste of. One of the most common plants that deters gophers is Euphorbia lathyris also known as “Gopher Surge”. Other strong smelling plants including lavender, marigolds, salvia and rosemary can also deter gophers. 


Is it true that music can deter gophers?

Yes, gophers do not like to be in areas with constant sound or music. According to this infographic, they prefer quiet spaces. Placing a portable radio in a ziplock bag and having it on constantly can keep gophers away. 


Are there other noises that can deter gophers?

Yes, many sounds can deter gophers. Even objects like wind chimes can keep gophers from making a home in your lawn and garden.


Can I use poison to get rid of gophers?

Of course, but this method should only be used after all other methods have been tried. If you choose to use gopher poison follow the instructions on the box. More importantly be sure to keep pets and children away from the area where the poison was spread. 


At the end of the day you can see that there are plenty of great home remedies to get rid of gophers. If you find this infographic useful, be sure to share it with your friends and family. They will surely find it useful too! Thanks to Repellex for putting this infographic together. 

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