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Re: A Gopher in Your Garden

Not sure where you are from but in Northern California we have a terrible problem with pocket gophers. What I have been told is that the only real way to protect your garden is to trap them and /or line the whole bed with gopher wire. The wire works as long as they don't decide to burrow from the top! Gophers live in a smaller area than moles, so trapping them is not that hard (unless you have several). Find a fresh hole. I use a "black box" trap and killed one the first day I tried. Don't touch the trap with bare hands and keep it covered. Moles don't eat your garden- just disturb the roots sometimes, so I leave them alone.