Gopher

Identifying Gophers

  • 4 – 12 inches in length
  • Yellowish-brown to black fur on top and the underside is often a lighter shade to almost white in color
  • Large front claws and large incisors, both used for digging
  • Short tail and small, nearly naked ears
  • Often noticed by their fan-shaped soil mounds that lead to the burrow system, generally 4 to 18 inches below ground – usually 3 inches in diameter but can vary with the size of the gopher
  • Eats roots, plants and other vegetation they encounter while digging or that they pull into their tunnel from below – alfalfa is one of the most nutritious foods for pocket gophers.
  • Gophers are active throughout the day
  • Reproduction begins the spring after birth, 1 month gestation period with litters of 2 – 6
  • Typically one litter per year, occasionally two have been noted in the South

Kaput-D® Pocket Gopher Bait

Bait can be applied by hand, in underground bait stations, or with a gopher probe.  Available in 5-lb, 10-lb, 30-lb pails, and in 50-lb bags.  Kaput-D Pocket Gopher Bait is manufactured with either winter wheat or milo, using the anticoagulant diphacinone.  After initial treatment, if fresh mounds appear after 2 -3 weeks, repeat treatment.  Before use, please read the entire label and follow all use directions and use precautions.

For application by mechanical burrow building machines use Kaput-D Burrow Builder Pocket Gopher Bait.  This product is available in wheat or milo formulas, and in either a 30lb bucket or 50 lb bag.  This is a RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDE and a State Issued Applicators License is required for purchase. Before use, please read the entire label and follow all use directions and use precautions.