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SERVING LANDOWNERS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY COLORADO FOR OVER 50 YEARS

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Gopher Traps

 

 

Installing Gopher Traps without using bait.

These are placed directly into the mounds of the Pocket Gopher.

  1. Find a fresh mound and dig to open tunnel.
  2. Place trap flush to tunnel opening.
  3. Pack loose dirt around the base of the trap.  Be sure to leave the light hole open so the light and air will bring the gopher back.
  4. Set the Latch bar to the end of trigger wire.
  5. All burrs and sharp edges should be removed from the end of the latch bar and trigger bar.
  6. BE SURE AND KEEP FINGERS OUT OF SPRING BAR AREA WHILE SETTING!
  7. (2014 price) for one gopher trap is $10.00 each.