Easy Home Remedies To Keep Gophers Away From Your Yard

How To Get Rid Of Gophers From Your Arizona Backyard

Making a lawn look like a golf course is complicated. Therefore, seeing it ruined with soil mounds is often the worst nightmare. That’s enough reason to make you mad, especially if you don’t want hundreds of gophers walking around. Luckily, there are ways to fight this war without ruining your garden, and we have listed the best ones below.

Continue reading below to see the best homemade remedies to keep gophers away. If these remedies stop working after a while, you can call a Chandler gopher trapper to get rid of the problem once and for all. 

Easy Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Gophers From Your Arizona Yard

Create a Lot Of Noise In Your Yard

Did you know that gophers and moles are sensitive to loud noises? Adding natural noisemakers can be helpful if you want to get rid of them. Use wind chimes or other artifacts to create a good natural way to annoy these creatures.

You can even introduce an old radio in your yard. If you have an old radio sitting in the garage, place it in a Ziploc bag before turning it on near the entry and exit of the gopher’s tunnels. 

Avoid turning it up too loud if you don’t want to bother your neighbors. 

Pet Waste

Repurposing your dog’s pet waste may not seem like a good idea (at all), but it does work to get rid of gophers and moles.

These critters are deterred by pest waste just like we do. Therefore, you can place your dog’s waste near the entry and exit points of the gopher’s tunnels. It will naturally encourage them to stay away from your yard. 

It is a smelly method, but it works. You can try it before calling gopher removal services in Florence.

We recommend you try this method carefully to avoid ruining your clothing. Use plastic bags to place the pet waste. Don’t forget to throw it away later if you can’t stand the smell for too long. 

Smelly Plants That They Can’t Stand

Another natural method to get rid of gophers, moles, and voles is to install plants throughout your yard. But, you can’t use any plant, you have to use rodent-repelling plants. 

Euphorbia lathyris (known as ‘Gopher Surge’), Castor bean, Crown imperial, and Narcissus are good examples of it. They are known for being effective in deterring gophers and moles out of your yard. Besides, they offer an aesthetic way to win this garden battle. 

Coffee Grounds

If you are a plant lover, you may already be saving your coffee grounds. If that’s not the case, start immediately because coffee grounds are another natural way to keep gophers away. 

You can recycle used coffee grounds and scatter them over the tunnels. The scent of the grounds may be amazing for us, but it’s extremely annoying for gophers. 

This method works great in conjunction with others, such as smelly plants and an old radio in the yard. You can contact a Queen Creek gopher trapper after using these methods to get rid of gophers once and for all. 

Homemade Scents

Another non-invasive method that works is homemade scents. If you have any leftover fish, don’t throw it away, use it to get rid of gophers.

All you have to do is place the fish near the entry or exit points of the gopher tunnels. This will persuade them to stay away from your property. 

Use Gas Of Vehicles (But Carefully!)

This method is invasive in comparison to the others, so you have to be careful with it. Besides, this method can kill some gophers or moles, so you should avoid it if you don’t want to.

The carbon monoxide in the exhaust from your vehicle is harmful to gophers (just like it is for us too). You can try this method by flooding the gopher tunnel with the carbon monoxide from the exhaust, but make sure you cover other holes to avoid leaks.

Contact An Arizona Gopher Trapper

One effective method to get rid of gophers or moles is contacting a professional gopher trapper. You can contact Gopher Guy AZ to safely remove these rodents, especially if you don’t want to kill them.

We provide numerous gopher control services, including gopher removal, gopher trapping services, and poison-free gopher control. Reach out to us by phone or email to get a free estimate and start your removal process soon. 


Published by – Gopher Guy AZ