Subject: GOURMET GOPHERS
From: Ellen Bard <eb.fones.cals.lib.ar.us>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 1996 15:29:16 -0600 (CST)
I grew up on a farm, and we always used CASTOR BEANS to rid ourselves of GOPHERS. What the gophers don't eat grow into rather exciting foliage plants.
Now for the DISCLAIMER:
The active ingredient is RICIN, a powerful PROTEIN POISON. I have looked into the subject a little for warnings about the ecological effects of using ricin for this purpose and have not found anything conclusive...
We put up some revolving wheels or propellers. - Like flying ducks, wind mills, Old blade from a fan, etc. and put them in the garden on wood posts. The gophers left.(guess they didn't like the noise of the propeller going around) Yvetta
From: Stone_Haus_Farm.prodigy.com (MRS PAT E SWEETMAN)
Happy Spring!!! ...could somebody tell me where is is hiding??? One of my master arner friends got rid of gophers successfully by pouring hot pepper flakes in a little bit of vegatable oil down the holes. Also workds for ground hogs...those miserable buggers. The vegatable oild helps adhere the flakes to the feet and mouth. To me ther is no gopher like a dead gopher...goes double for ground hogs.