How to get rid of goffers on your lawn

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    Patience4posted 5 years ago

    Hi everyone best easy and really inexpensive way to et rid of goffers.  Get a big pack of juicy fruit stick gum put one in each hole and make sure you cover it back up with the same dirt. Leave it or a day or so u can look back in the hole and you will see its dead a Gardner of mine told me about it I thought he was crazy but it actually worked and I had tons of holes thought my yard  an had tried a lot of products from home depot and lowes and  nothing worked untill this. Hope this helps you.

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      Casimiroposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Another good followup to this technique is to put the dead gopher into any other hole that still has activity and cover it up. It will drive out the other gophers. For lawn gophers another way to kill them is to look for movement just below the grass and whack that spot with a shovel.

      None of these techniques, including the Juicy Fruit gum, will completely rid your lawn of gophers forever, however. They will be back, so you have to stay vigilant.

    2. Pamela Kinnaird W profile image86
      Pamela Kinnaird Wposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've wondered why people want to kill gophers, but reading your question and comments, Patience, I see it may mainly be because they make holes in the lawn.  I can understand wanting to keep the lawn nice, but not by killing the gophers.  In Southern Saskatchewan where I have relatives, there are hundreds of gopher holes in the school yards.  I can see the problem with that -- little children can break a leg while running around the school grounds.  But at the school I inquired at, none had.  Yet the school powers-that-be fill every gopher hole religiously and often.

  2. IzzyM profile image90
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    What is a gopher?

    I thought they were like office boys - you know, gopher this or gopher that...

    1. Repairguy47 profile image60
      Repairguy47posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Leave the poor golfers alone! Let them play through they'll be gone soon enough.

      1. IzzyM profile image90
        IzzyMposted 5 years agoin reply to this


      2. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Somebody's been watching Caddyshack.  And rather dating themselves, I might add.

        1. Repairguy47 profile image60
          Repairguy47posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I'm alright!

          1. wilderness profile image97
            wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this


  3. Pearldiver profile image79
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    I always found that the best way to get rid of Golfers on your lawn is to Yell out "FOR!!!!!!" and then when they go down on it (the lawn)... Kick their Balls away!!!  sad

  4. tussin profile image57
    tussinposted 5 years ago

    This is going to blow your minds, but "goffer" is actually a real (obscure) word.  As to why a goffer would be on your lawn is another story.


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