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Gophinator Gopher Trap

Product Code: WCSGOPH
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Gophinator Gopher Trap
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Gophinator Gopher Trap

Product Code: WCSGOPH

$9.49
★★★★★ ★★★★★ (4.84) 32 Reviews Read Reviews

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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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4.84/5 Stars out of 32 Reviews
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Gopher Exterminator
Mark | October 4th, 2021
This is a great trap!
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Good trap
Mike | September 9th, 2021
We've used these for 7 years with good results.
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Gophinator
Nyla Newville | July 12th, 2021
Great traps, Love using them and they don't rust if you leave them for a few days.
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Great trap
Chris Hickey | May 19th, 2021
One of my favorite gopher traps! I'm trapping over a thousand every year and this is probably my best go to when not using the cinch trap. It is easy to set and not really any wire for the gopher to walk over , I always paint mine a soft brown which really increases the catch rate, I'm excited to use the Magnum model that I just received.
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This trap works
Doug melton | May 1st, 2021
This trap got two problem gophers first try, that were evading/escaping normal hardware store traps.\nThe Gophinator has much stronger spring and is much faster, which I think is what got the two escape artists.\nNote, this trap is more difficult to set because of the stronger spring.\nI decided to use a twist tie to keep the trigger firmly down when setting the spring, as i didn't want accidentally set the trap off while winding the spring around or moving the trap.. Then just remove the twist tie before placing the trap
Verified Buyer
Good trap
Dan | April 6th, 2021
Easiest trap to set on the market without firing. Great catch ratio.
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Fantastic product!
Liz White | March 26th, 2021
These traps are well-made. Need some hand-strength to set. They work well. Wish they came with a little cable. Something is needed to prevent losing a trap, and it would be nice if they came with a piece of lightweight cable attached.
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5/5 Great product!
Roger | February 6th, 2021
Bought six traps to try my first time. Easily set up and caught a mole the same day. Like the design, materials and manufacture quality. Bought 14 of them again recently, hoping to control the problems caused by gophers and moles. The gophers and moles have bothered me for years and can not get rid of them from my lawns even though I have tried many traps and devices.
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Gophinator efficiency
Wayne | July 31st, 2020
I bought six Gophinators and two Black Holes traps. Placed all eight traps out. Caught seven pocket moles with the Black Hole and one with the Gophinator. Both are very easy to set. Black Hole traps are about 2X the price of the Gophinator but obviously has higher efficacy in catching moles.
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Great traps.
Anonymous | June 23rd, 2020
Bought a dozen to start with And try out on 600 acres. Bought another 2 dozen after a couple weeks of using them. Best traps I've used in the past 20 years. High catch rate.
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Brand:
Trapline Products
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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Verified Buyer
Gopher Exterminator
Mark | October 4th, 2021
This is a great trap!
Verified Buyer
Good trap
Mike | September 9th, 2021
We've used these for 7 years with good results.
Verified Buyer
Gophinator
Nyla Newville | July 12th, 2021
Great traps, Love using them and they don't rust if you leave them for a few days.
Verified Buyer
Great trap
Chris Hickey | May 19th, 2021
One of my favorite gopher traps! I'm trapping over a thousand every year and this is probably my best go to when not using the cinch trap. It is easy to set and not really any wire for the gopher to walk over , I always paint mine a soft brown which really increases the catch rate, I'm excited to use the Magnum model that I just received.
Verified Buyer
This trap works
Doug melton | May 1st, 2021
This trap got two problem gophers first try, that were evading/escaping normal hardware store traps.\nThe Gophinator has much stronger spring and is much faster, which I think is what got the two escape artists.\nNote, this trap is more difficult to set because of the stronger spring.\nI decided to use a twist tie to keep the trigger firmly down when setting the spring, as i didn't want accidentally set the trap off while winding the spring around or moving the trap.. Then just remove the twist tie before placing the trap
Verified Buyer
Good trap
Dan | April 6th, 2021
Easiest trap to set on the market without firing. Great catch ratio.
Verified Buyer
Fantastic product!
Liz White | March 26th, 2021
These traps are well-made. Need some hand-strength to set. They work well. Wish they came with a little cable. Something is needed to prevent losing a trap, and it would be nice if they came with a piece of lightweight cable attached.
Verified Buyer
5/5 Great product!
Roger | February 6th, 2021
Bought six traps to try my first time. Easily set up and caught a mole the same day. Like the design, materials and manufacture quality. Bought 14 of them again recently, hoping to control the problems caused by gophers and moles. The gophers and moles have bothered me for years and can not get rid of them from my lawns even though I have tried many traps and devices.
Verified Buyer
Gophinator efficiency
Wayne | July 31st, 2020
I bought six Gophinators and two Black Holes traps. Placed all eight traps out. Caught seven pocket moles with the Black Hole and one with the Gophinator. Both are very easy to set. Black Hole traps are about 2X the price of the Gophinator but obviously has higher efficacy in catching moles.
Verified Buyer
Great traps.
Anonymous | June 23rd, 2020
Bought a dozen to start with And try out on 600 acres. Bought another 2 dozen after a couple weeks of using them. Best traps I've used in the past 20 years. High catch rate.
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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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