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Gophinator Gopher Trap

Product Code: WCSGOPH
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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.  


★★★★★ ★★★★★
4.84/5 Stars out of 32 Reviews
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Douglas | June 11th, 2020
Had them for years, that's why I bought more. \nI have 1 and a 1/2 acre now so needed more
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Gophinator
Britt Hoberg | May 29th, 2020
Best gopher trap out there. I'm already up to 20 gophers. All my neighbors want me to come to their house.
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Go get em!
Brit | May 2nd, 2020
Caught 6 gophers and counting! We weren’t quite sure what critter (pocket gophers, moles or voles), so we set 3 different types of traps. These were the only ones catching anything and sure enough it was gophers. It’s been working best for us to set two in opposite directions down in a gopher pathway. No bait needed and we attached strings with a little stake and cover with a little dirt and a plastic tub (so our cats don’t stick their hands in a trap) and check after a handful of hours! If they don’t catch something we leave them longer or move them to an area that has fresh dirt moved.
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Gophinantor traps
Nyla Newville | April 20th, 2020
I bought 4 traps and I cleaned up my hayfield. 2 pocket gophers, 1 striped gopher and 1 mole, love them
Verified Buyer
Works Beautifully
Rebekah | February 27th, 2020
Works beautifully, caught 4 gophers, easy to set and remove gophers.
Verified Buyer
Very happy with my Gophinator gopher Trap
Karen Gless | February 10th, 2020
I just bought 2 Gophinators and 1 moleinator. I already had the black boxes. In the front of my house I have not been successful catching a gopher. I set the black boxes, nothing. The Gophinator came highly recommended by professionals that use them at the Native Plant Society conference I attended. I set the Gophinators in their tunnel (I think I didn't cover them with dirt). The next day there was a lookout hole nearby so the gopher was still free. I put in the Moleinator and got him. With in 2 days I had him, yea! I highly recommend getting both the Gophinator and the Moleinator.
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Dewayne | December 26th, 2019
I think it's the best gopher trap made.
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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.
The best
John LaPuma | April 12th, 2019
Easily the best trap for gophers, and durable. Enjoyed receiving the WCS catalog too...lots of thoughtful items for ensnaring pests.
Tried several; this one works.
Epoq3 | March 8th, 2019
I've tried a few types of traps. Most are poorly designed or overly complicated. This one has a simple, effective design that works well. There is some skill involved -- you have to find a hole that the gophers travel through; the trap has to be positioned so the gopher cannot easily go around it; and MOST IMPORTANTLY always secure the trap so the gopher doesn't run off with it after being caught (it doesn't kill/immobilize them immediately). I only wish they were lower in cost. They are expensive given the apparent material cost.
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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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0
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4
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5
28
Pages 1   2   3   4
Verified Buyer
Great
Douglas | June 11th, 2020
Had them for years, that's why I bought more. \nI have 1 and a 1/2 acre now so needed more
Verified Buyer
Gophinator
Britt Hoberg | May 29th, 2020
Best gopher trap out there. I'm already up to 20 gophers. All my neighbors want me to come to their house.
Verified Buyer
Go get em!
Brit | May 2nd, 2020
Caught 6 gophers and counting! We weren’t quite sure what critter (pocket gophers, moles or voles), so we set 3 different types of traps. These were the only ones catching anything and sure enough it was gophers. It’s been working best for us to set two in opposite directions down in a gopher pathway. No bait needed and we attached strings with a little stake and cover with a little dirt and a plastic tub (so our cats don’t stick their hands in a trap) and check after a handful of hours! If they don’t catch something we leave them longer or move them to an area that has fresh dirt moved.
Verified Buyer
Gophinantor traps
Nyla Newville | April 20th, 2020
I bought 4 traps and I cleaned up my hayfield. 2 pocket gophers, 1 striped gopher and 1 mole, love them
Verified Buyer
Works Beautifully
Rebekah | February 27th, 2020
Works beautifully, caught 4 gophers, easy to set and remove gophers.
Verified Buyer
Very happy with my Gophinator gopher Trap
Karen Gless | February 10th, 2020
I just bought 2 Gophinators and 1 moleinator. I already had the black boxes. In the front of my house I have not been successful catching a gopher. I set the black boxes, nothing. The Gophinator came highly recommended by professionals that use them at the Native Plant Society conference I attended. I set the Gophinators in their tunnel (I think I didn't cover them with dirt). The next day there was a lookout hole nearby so the gopher was still free. I put in the Moleinator and got him. With in 2 days I had him, yea! I highly recommend getting both the Gophinator and the Moleinator.
Verified Buyer
Review
Dewayne | December 26th, 2019
I think it's the best gopher trap made.
Verified Buyer
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.
The best
John LaPuma | April 12th, 2019
Easily the best trap for gophers, and durable. Enjoyed receiving the WCS catalog too...lots of thoughtful items for ensnaring pests.
Tried several; this one works.
Epoq3 | March 8th, 2019
I've tried a few types of traps. Most are poorly designed or overly complicated. This one has a simple, effective design that works well. There is some skill involved -- you have to find a hole that the gophers travel through; the trap has to be positioned so the gopher cannot easily go around it; and MOST IMPORTANTLY always secure the trap so the gopher doesn't run off with it after being caught (it doesn't kill/immobilize them immediately). I only wish they were lower in cost. They are expensive given the apparent material cost.
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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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