Kaput-D Pocket Gopher Bait controls gophers with the active ingredient Diphacinone. It consists of tiny red grains that will kill gophers on golf courses, lawns, rangeland and other areas without crops. This will eliminate gophers within a week. Kaput-D also has an antidote.
Bait can be applied by hand, in underground bait stations, or with a gopher probe. The product is available in 5-lb, 10-lb, 30-lb pail and a 50-lb bag are available. The bait is manufactured with wheat and the anticoagulant diphacinone. After initial treatment, if fresh mounds appear after 2 -3 weeks, repeat treatment. Before use, please read the entire label and follow all use directions and use precautions.
4 – 12 inches in length
Yellowish-brown to black fur on top and the underside is often a lighter shade to almost white in color
Large front claws and large incisors, both used for digging
Short tail and small, nearly naked ears
Often noticed by their fan-shaped soil mounds that lead to the burrow system, generally 4 to 18 inches below ground – usually 3 inches in diameter but can vary with the size of the gopher
Eats roots, plants and other vegetation they encounter while digging or that they pull into their tunnel from below -alfalfa is one of the most nutritious foods for pocket gophers.
Gophers are active throughout the day
Reproduction begins the Spring after birth, 1 month gestation period with litters of 2 – 6
Typically one litter per year, occasionally two have been noted in the South
This is a poison laced rice that gophers can consume easily. You must identify the gopher's mound, carefully dig down until you locate the path, put approx 3 healthy spoonfulls into the open hole and then carefully replace the dirt without disturbing the bait. I have used this product for several years now and eliminated hundreds of gophers with it. It is the best on the market! I know because I have tried them all!
I have an ongoing problem with pocket gophers, voles and field mice. I wipe them out and a few months later they start migrating back from the other sides of my property. They even reinvade using old tunnel networks. Kaput-D works and when you get the 50 lb. bulk bags it is the cheapest cure. The injector T handle is a must. I very rarely see any dead critters above ground. My yard is 15 acres and I am prepared with my 4th bulk bag form DMOPC.com for next season.
I have used this product with good results over the past 4 yrs. I could't find the other supplier when I ran out of bait last fall. I missed early spring treatment of my 15 acre yard. I planted 13 big spruce and pine trees this spring and lost 4 of the blue spruce to gophers and ground squirrels undercutting the root balls. A sad pain to loose 7 ft. trees and a big money loss too. Mos of the other suppliers were selling small buckets of Kaput-D at a big price. I liked the DMOPC site which gave good info. I'm hitting those dirty rats hard with this bait and expect results to show soon. Just a few leftover rodents can cause heck on a yard quickly. And the gophers and ground squirrels can migrate 200-300 meters in a few months.