Pocket Gopher

Hello and welcome!  I’m assuming you are here to get a handle on your pesky gophers or moles (or both).  You’ve come to the right place.  I am working on developing this site to give you all the information needed to get rid of your gophers and moles!

When I was a kid, I trapped gophers for fun…and a little bit of profit.  I remember getting a whopping 25 cents per gopher.  So for every 2 gophers, I was able to buy a can of pop!  I was rich!  Yes this dates me as well – this was during the early 80’s and life was good.

Now that I’m an adult and have a place of my own, things are different.  I’m not trying to get rid of gophers and moles for fun (although it still is enjoyable).

Rather, I don’t want them tearing up the lawn and garden.  If the number of gophers or moles gets too plentiful, I see an increase in mounds on my lawn and dead plants in the garden…sound familiar??


I really think the little critters are cute…but I just can’t have them in my property.  We’ve lost countless rose bushes and dozens of other favorite plants.

So I continue to research the best ways to scare off or eliminate these little critters from my yard.

Personally, I have found trapping to be the most effective method of gopher and mole control.  Maybe it’s because I’m “old school” and grew up using traps.  Also – I grew up in the 80s, before the internet was around to help me find other methods of elimination.

Mole Trap – set and ready

I have talked to many people and read many articles about other methods that people swear by!  So I am definitely open to other ideas and will write about each method and/or product I find (as long as I can find the time).

I don’t pretend to know all there is to know about gopher and mole elimination, but my goal with this site is to provide as much useful information as I can.

The best way I can accomplish this is learning from others!  So please share your experiences here – maybe it’s a new product you’ve tried..or an all natural way of preventing them from burrowing into your yard.  I would love to hear about it!  Hey – we can all learn from each other here.  Thanks for visiting!