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Deloris McCormick

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General Information On How To Set A Gopher Trap To Kill Moles Underground

Modern agriculture has various ways of countering the pests and fungi that attack crops and cause thousands of dollars of damage. Farmers are required to implement these measures in order to protect their produce. The measure deployed depends on what pest is being targeted, and not all measures have the same efficacy. A common pest, the gopher (or mole), can be countered using traps, and there are some things that farmers should know about how to set a gopher trap, and how to assess mole traps for sale.

Agricultural pests may be of different kinds. There are those which are plants or flora, such as molds and weeds. These are typically treated with herbicides, or chemically. Then there are those which are animal in nature, or insects. These are also treated with chemicals, but in the case of larger animals, such as small mammals, physical mechanisms such as traps are used.

It is, in fact, possible to use poison on the larger mammalian pests, but this is associated with significant environmental risks. These risks basically revolve around two points. The first is that a poison which kills the pests can potentially kill any other animal. This is sometimes how the domesticated animals on the farm die.

This is particularly dangerous where the corpses of poisoned moles are eaten by scavenging animals. The larger animals in the food chain are also susceptible to poisoning. As their carcases rot, the unmetabolized poison leeches into the earth and starts to contaminate the ground water. Or it simply remains poisonous in the soil itself.

The use of physical traps does not always require poison, and so it is a more attractive option if poison is not desired. There are different traps available to the farmer, and they are not all safe or uncomplicated.

One type which is probably familiar to the reader is the snare. A snare uses a wire that arrests the foot of the trapped animal and keeps the animal immobile. The animal is then found and killed by the farmer, or it dies anyway because it cannot leave the snare and so it starves. Snares pose a threat to other animals, too, and this is why they are not always used.

Another method to use for gophers, specifically, is the suffocation of the animals in their burrows. This is done by introducing a toxic gas into the burrow. The gas then asphyxiates the animals in their home and they die without being able to surface to ground level. One very common method of doing this is to attach a pipe to the exhaust outlet of a vehicle and then allow the engine to run while the exhaust fumes are pumped into the gopher burrow. The gophers cannot escape through the entrance and the gas poisons and kills them, in the same way that a person using a car to commit suicide would die.

All of these methods are on the market, but farmers should do proper homework before deciding on which is the most suitable for their pest situation or farm. The use of poisons requires great care and farmers who use them should be aware of their environmental impact. Physical traps, such as snares, may also harm or kill other, unrelated, animals.

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