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Gophinator Gopher Trap

Product Code: WCSGOPH
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Gophinator Gopher Trap

Product Code: WCSGOPH

$9.49
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The Gophinator gopher trap eliminates the problem of trap shyness in a number of ways. It employs a powerful torsional type of mechanism which draws the gopher into a pivot point at the front of the trap and applies more than enough power to hold and kill even the largest adults quickly and consistently. The theory here is that if the gopher is killed on its first encounter with a gopher trap, it never gets the opportunity to learn to avoid traps. The design of the trap further reduces trap avoidance by providing the gopher with a clear path to the trigger--if the gopher walks mostly on dirt rather than wire on its approach to the trap trigger, it will be less likely to identify the trap as a potentially dangerous foreign object in its tunnel system, and thus will be more likely to enter the trap. Finally, the trap is constructed entirely out of high temper stainless steel wire, so unlike other gopher traps, The Gophinator will not lose power or trigger sensitivity due to rust.   And it will stay effective through many years of use.

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Placement of the Gophinator Gopher Trap
Step One. Locate tunnels by using a 10 to12 inch long screwdriver or other metal rod to probe into soil and feel for the “give” when you hit a tunnel. For best results, probe along the perimeter of a 1 to 2 foot diameter circle around freshest mounds, or probe a transect half way between freshest mounds. Most tunnels are between 4 inches and 12 inches below surface. If activity is located on a slope, the tunnel will almost always be located on the uphill side of the mounds(when cleaning out a tunnel, they push the dirt down hill as miners push out tailings from a mine shaft).  

Step Two. Using a trowel or shovel, dig a roughly six to eight inch diameter hole down to the tunnel. Clean out loose dirt from tunnels. If you have dug into the side of a tunnel, you must set traps in both directions. If you have by chance dug into the end of dead end section of tunnel, then you only need to set a single trap. If you feel that tunnels fork in the first six or eight inches into a tunnel, then dig back to the fork, and set traps in both forks of the tunnel. The traps should be inserted tines first and tines pointed upwards into the tunnels. Traps should be inserted far enough that the whole trap including the spring are inside the tunnel. Finally, I recommend a small dab of peanut butter be used as bait, which can be applied on the spring of the trap, or on the side of the tunnel near the spring of the trap. This will encourage the gopher to come through the tines of the set trap, and push his way through the trigger mechanism. 

Step Three. After traps are set and baited, use a piece of cardboard or dirt clod to block off open end of tunnel behind trap, and fill in above this blockage with loose dirt so as to block off light from entering the tunnel. Gophers are often caught in the traps within a matter of hours, but for best results, check traps after 24 hours, and reset on any new activity.  


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Glenn | December 3rd, 2022
My college professor loaned me a pair of these a year ago. Didn't help then but this year the damage these gophers did was much worse. Once I figured that winding the springs around twice was more ideal, I had immediate impact- took out two in one day. Yard is finally gopher-free for the first time in 15 months! \n\nFeedback- Wind that spring around twice to maximize effectiveness. Perhaps putting written instructions in the box would have been helpful to anyone that's never used these? That's why y'all didn't get five stars.
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Anonymous | April 26th, 2019
Best trap for gophers. Bought 3 traps and caught 3 gophers on first day. Put trap in entrance holes. Used no bait. Set traps out in early morning before they are out for day.
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Steve Garsino | October 31st, 2018
I'm with Chas when I'm at about 98 % success. We chain the trap to a 18€ by 3/4€ rebar to prevent raptors and large dogs from stealing the trap. Works very well saving return trips saving labor. Also I don't have a poison to report. Thanks for a great design!
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Brand:
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Weight:
.1 lbs. (.045 kg.)
Dimensions:
5 1/4" Long, 2 1/2" Strike Bar Spread
Target Pests:
Pocket Gopher
Description

The Gophinator gopher trap eliminates the problem of trap shyness in a number of ways. It employs a powerful torsional type of mechanism which draws the gopher into a pivot point at the front of the trap and applies more than enough power to hold and kill even the largest adults quickly and consistently. The theory here is that if the gopher is killed on its first encounter with a gopher trap, it never gets the opportunity to learn to avoid traps. The design of the trap further reduces trap avoidance by providing the gopher with a clear path to the trigger--if the gopher walks mostly on dirt rather than wire on its approach to the trap trigger, it will be less likely to identify the trap as a potentially dangerous foreign object in its tunnel system, and thus will be more likely to enter the trap. Finally, the trap is constructed entirely out of high temper stainless steel wire, so unlike other gopher traps, The Gophinator will not lose power or trigger sensitivity due to rust.   And it will stay effective through many years of use.

Click here for Product Instructions

Placement of the Gophinator Gopher Trap
Step One. Locate tunnels by using a 10 to12 inch long screwdriver or other metal rod to probe into soil and feel for the “give” when you hit a tunnel. For best results, probe along the perimeter of a 1 to 2 foot diameter circle around freshest mounds, or probe a transect half way between freshest mounds. Most tunnels are between 4 inches and 12 inches below surface. If activity is located on a slope, the tunnel will almost always be located on the uphill side of the mounds(when cleaning out a tunnel, they push the dirt down hill as miners push out tailings from a mine shaft).  

Step Two. Using a trowel or shovel, dig a roughly six to eight inch diameter hole down to the tunnel. Clean out loose dirt from tunnels. If you have dug into the side of a tunnel, you must set traps in both directions. If you have by chance dug into the end of dead end section of tunnel, then you only need to set a single trap. If you feel that tunnels fork in the first six or eight inches into a tunnel, then dig back to the fork, and set traps in both forks of the tunnel. The traps should be inserted tines first and tines pointed upwards into the tunnels. Traps should be inserted far enough that the whole trap including the spring are inside the tunnel. Finally, I recommend a small dab of peanut butter be used as bait, which can be applied on the spring of the trap, or on the side of the tunnel near the spring of the trap. This will encourage the gopher to come through the tines of the set trap, and push his way through the trigger mechanism. 

Step Three. After traps are set and baited, use a piece of cardboard or dirt clod to block off open end of tunnel behind trap, and fill in above this blockage with loose dirt so as to block off light from entering the tunnel. Gophers are often caught in the traps within a matter of hours, but for best results, check traps after 24 hours, and reset on any new activity.  


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4.84/5 Stars out of 32 Reviews
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Immediate Impact
Glenn | December 3rd, 2022
My college professor loaned me a pair of these a year ago. Didn't help then but this year the damage these gophers did was much worse. Once I figured that winding the springs around twice was more ideal, I had immediate impact- took out two in one day. Yard is finally gopher-free for the first time in 15 months! \n\nFeedback- Wind that spring around twice to maximize effectiveness. Perhaps putting written instructions in the box would have been helpful to anyone that's never used these? That's why y'all didn't get five stars.
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Best Gopher Trap
Anonymous | April 26th, 2019
Best trap for gophers. Bought 3 traps and caught 3 gophers on first day. Put trap in entrance holes. Used no bait. Set traps out in early morning before they are out for day.
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CEO of Garsino Ranch
Steve Garsino | October 31st, 2018
I'm with Chas when I'm at about 98 % success. We chain the trap to a 18€ by 3/4€ rebar to prevent raptors and large dogs from stealing the trap. Works very well saving return trips saving labor. Also I don't have a poison to report. Thanks for a great design!
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Gophinator Gopher Trap

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Specs
Brand:
Trapline Products
Weight:
.1 lbs. (.045 kg.)
Dimensions:
5 1/4" Long, 2 1/2" Strike Bar Spread
Target Pests:
Pocket Gopher

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