Animals that are often exciting to watch in the wild can suddenly become destructive nuisances when they wander onto your Central Florida property. One such critter is the gopher. These burrowing rodents can dig sprawling underground tunnels that will absolutely destroy your garden, yard, and landscaping. If you are currently in the midst of a gopher infestation, here are some ways to get rid of gophers naturally.
Natural Ways to Get Rid of Gophers
Apply Castor Oil
Castor oil may be great for your hair, but it’s also great for getting rid of gophers. Not only does castor oil taste horrible to gophers, but it also has a similar effect on them that a laxative would. To get rid of gophers on your property, apply castor oil around any gopher holes that you find in your backyard and in areas you don’t want the gophers getting into. Castor oil can also be an effective gopher deterrent when placed near the gopher’s food sources.
Try Peppermint Oil
Another oil-based gopher repellent you can try is peppermint oil. While the smell of peppermint oil is appealing to humans, the minty scent is too strong for most pests, including gophers. Place a few drops in the areas where you notice gopher activity, and the scent should chase them away.
Spread Coffee Grounds
The next time you make coffee, don’t throw your used coffee grounds in the trash. Coffee grounds are another useful remedy that can get rid of gophers. Like peppermint oil, the smell is really intense for the creatures and usually prompts them to leave.
For this method, however, you must regularly add new coffee grounds to the infested areas in order for it to remain an effective gopher repellent.
At the end of the day, the best and most humane way to get rid of gophers is to call an experienced wildlife technician to remove invasive gopher safely from your property.
Get Rid of Gophers With Animal Wildlife Trappers
If gophers are digging up your Central Florida property, the professionals at Animal Wildlife Trappers are here to help. Our team of licensed, trained, and experienced gopher removal specialists will help you get rid of gophers safely, quickly, and permanently.