The Wilco Gopher Bait Applicator With Gopher Getter Type 2 Bait is a hand-operated device that is used for easier application of gopher bait. The applicator works for commercial use and in treating large areas. It weighs 8 pounds and has a dimension of 12 in. length, 4 in. width, and 36 in. height. Once purchased, product comes with 1 lb bottle of Gopher Getter Type 2 Bait.
Wilco Gopher Getter Type 2 Bait is an attractant and bait for pocket gophers. It is a multi-feed solution on a milo grain formulation that will remain active in burrows for up to 27 days. The bait is used in subsoil applications in lawn and garden areas and should be deposited directly into runways or burrows. For best results, bait should be used for 3-4 consecutive days.
This product is only allowed for sale in the following states: AZ, CA, NE, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY
Location of Runways: To locate gopher’s natural runway, probe about 6” to 8” inches from an active mound beginning on the flat side of the horseshoe-shaped depression. Using a Gopher Bait Applicator bait dispensing probe, or a Gopher Getter Midget bait-dispensing probe, or other suitable implement, probe 8“ to 10” inches below the soil level. Soil resistance on probe will decrease when runway is entered.
1. GOPHER BAIT APPLICATOR METHOD: Turn hand probe unit upside down to attach or remove bait bottle which screws into the dispenser. The 1-lb. container for Gopher Getter Type 2 Bait by Wilco may be screwed directly into the dispenser. Otherwise, add the amount of bait needed to the bottle that comes with the Gopher Bait Applicator and screw the bottle into the dispenser. Using probe end, probe around mounds to locate runways (see “Locating runways” above.) Lift handle three times to deposit bait in each active runway. Pick up or bury any spilled bait immediately. Makes 2-7 bait sets per burrow system, depending upon the systems apparent length. For best results, this bait must be placed in the gophers’ active runway for four (4) consecutive days or until activity ceases.
2. HAND PROBE AND FUNNEL METHODS: Enlarge probe hole(if necessary) to accommodate baiting. Use water proof gloves and a scooping device (preferably long-handled) to transfer the bait from container to the bait applicator. Insert one-half cup bait into each active runway through probe opening or through the funnel, if using the Probe’ n Funnel kit. Take care not to spill bait on the surface. Pick up any spilled bait immediately. Makes 2-7 bait sets per burrow system, depending upon the systems apparent length. For best results, this bait must be placed in the gophers’ active runway for four (4) consecutive days or until activity ceases.
3. GOPHER GETTER MIDGET: Remove cap from built-in bait reservoir and fill with bait. Replace and tighten cap. Using probe, probe around mounds to locate runways. To deposit bait in each active runway, turn crank six full turns, stopping back at the closed position. For best results, this bait must be placed in the gophers’ active runway for four (4) days in a row or until activity ceases.
CLOSING RUNWAYS - After bait has been applied, cover probe opening with sod or dirt. Do not permit dirt to sift in or cover bait.
FOLLOW UP - Wearing water-proof gloves, collect and dispose of all dead animals and leftover bait properly. Clean all application equipment thoroughly with hot water and detergent. Do not use to handle or transfer human food.
Note: Read entire label and follow complete directions and use precautions.
I could not live without my gopher getter. Have had it for over 7 years. We have a huge yard and i have kept them completely under control.
Got it as a Mothers Day gift.....best one I ever got!!! Well worth the money. Have already sold two for you to friends.
I've owned this applicator for a few months now. It has served me well! I have 4 acres, 3 of which are 'Coastal Bermuda' used as high quality hay for horses.
is very well built and gets the gophers! It is high quality and what I would call the 'Cadillac' of gopher poison applicators. It has a very sharp tapered tip that gets into the soil, then a way of depositing the poison where you want it.
One little caveat with any gopher probe that I learned years ago:
Once you pierce the soil with a probe and deposit the bait, cover the opening with something that will not fall into the hole and cover it up. Often, while gophers are travelling in their tunnels and see light ahead, the will push soil toward the light to eliminate it. This usually means that they will cover up the bait that you applied. Great Product, Very Happy Customer!
Similar unit sells for $20 at Home Depot. Why does yours cost $209 ?
We are not sure what products are available at Home Depot so we really don't have a way to contrast and compare the items. We did look on their website but did not see anything similar. We can tell you that if you do a search on this exact product online, you will see our pricing is right in line with other retailers.