Gopher Repellents


Gopher repellents are mainly used to scare gophers away from the targeted yard. Gophers are small rodents, they make tunnels to live in gardens and harm plants, and can put people in trouble by making holes in their yards. Gophers are pests that can really destroy plants.

Gophers make holes in yards and only come out at night. Repellents work if you want to scare the gophers and ensure they leave your property.

Castor Oil

Castor oil can work if you want to repel gophers. Pour these granules in the boundaries of your yard to get rid of gophers. However, castor oil gopher repellent granules cannot be used to get rid of a large number of gophers. These will only work when gophers have just started appearing on your property.

Commercial Repellents


Two gopher repellents that are considered to be the best on the market are Bonide 692150-mole max and Vole Repellent Granules and Sweeney’s Mole and Gopher Repellent.

  • Mole Max is considered to be a safe option when it is used as per the mentioned directions. It does not harm children and pets. It is not only a safe option for children and pets, but it is also safe for plants and gardens because it is biodegradable. It not only repels gophers but also can be used against other grounded animals such as ground squirrels. It is also considered to be an economical option.

  • The Mole Max and Vole Repellent Granules can be considered as effective for up to three months. People use this one because it is considered all-natural and does not consist of any harmful ingredients. It is very important to use it as per the directions.

Other Repellents

Other types of repellents useful to drive gophers away comprise of noise, poison and electronic devices. Gophers, being small mammals, are conscious of different predators, thus always on alert for new noises, smells and obstructions. Using it as an advantage, radios sealed in plastic bags can serve this purpose well. Similarly, electronic devices capable of producing ultrasonic sounds and vibrations can be used to repel the gophers. These small rodents find their high-pitch frequency irritating, thus head away from the source.

All the repellents need to be applied correctly in accordance with provided regulations and consistently in order to achieve the best results