Wilco Gopher Bait Applicator With Zinc Homeowner Bait

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Wilco Gopher Bait Applicator With Zinc Homeowner Bait
Wilco Gopher Bait Applicator With Zinc Homeowner Bait
Wilco Gopher Bait Applicator With Zinc Homeowner Bait

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Product Overview

The Wilco Gopher Bait Applicator With Zinc Homeowner 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 11 in. length, 40.25 in. width, and 16 in. height. Once purchased, product comes with 1 lb bottle of Zinc Homeowner Bait.

The Wilco Zinc Homeowner Bait is an acute single-feed bait on a wheat carrier for pocket gophers. It is to be applied below ground only, directly in active gopher runways and burrows. Must wear waterproof gloves when retrieving after baiting.

Product is for sale only in the following states: AR, AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, KS, LA, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY.

Wilco offers each applicator purchase a one year free repair or replacement warranty.  Customers will need to fill out the warranty sheet that is provided with each applicator purchase and send to Wilco within 30 days of receipt along with proof of purchase. The one year warranty period begins once Wilco receives the completed warranty sheet.  After 30 days the warranty sheet is void and no replacement will be offered if defective/broken.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Zinc phosphide (Zn3P2) 2%
Target pests Pocket gophers
For use in Manual, below ground in lawns only
Application This product may only be applied against the pests listed on the label, and by the application methods listed on this label. This product may only be used to control pocket gophers in manual, below-ground applications in lawns. Bait must be applied directly into burrow or tunnel systems. Do not apply in gardens and areas where food or feed may become contaminated. Any person who retrieves carcasses or used bait following application of this product must wear waterproof gloves.
Apply bait to control pocket gophers using one of the two methods outlined below:
Burrowing pocket gophers (thomomys spp. and Geomys spp.) throw out low, fan shaped mounds on either side of their underground tunnel. These lateral tunnels coming to the surface are on the flat side of the fan and are plugged with soil. Using a long-handled spoon, carefully remove the plug. Insert one teaspoon of bait as far down as possible. Reclose opening, being careful not to cover bait with soil.
MAIN RUNWAY BAITING: To locate main runways, probe about 6 to 8 inches away from mounds by use of an iron bar, a strong stick, or other suitable implement. Resistance on probe will drop suddenly and probe will fall about two inches when main runway is entered. Carefully enlarge the opening to accomodate insertion of the bait. Insert one teaspoon of bait into each active tunnel. Carefully close the hole with a stone, sod, or soil. Take care not to cover bait with soil.
FOLLOW UP Wearing waterproof gloves, collect and dispose of all dead, exposed animals and of leftover bait in accordance with disposal instructions. Use detergent and hot water to wash spoons. Do not use spoons for mixing, holding or transferring food or feed. If reinfesation does occur, repeat treatment
Pet safe Yes, if followed by directions on label.
Shelf Life 2 years
Parts Included Bait applicator tool and 1 lb bottle of zinc homeowner bait
Shipping Weight 8.00 lbs
Manufacturer Wilco Distributors, Inc. (Mfg. Number: 09101770606)
EPA Registration 36029-12
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  • 4 of 5 Stars


    By David on 05/27/2020

    After twice receiving the wrong style of bait applicator it was determined that the wrong picture was being used on the website. Recognizing the issue, domyown.com took care of the issue and sent me the applicator I wanted at no extra cost. Solid customer service.

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  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Works good!

    By Robert on 02/10/2024

    I bought a less expensive gopher bait applicator from Amazon, but that unit tended to clog, and the mechanism tended to not fully close completely because the grain got stuck in the opening. Also loading it with bait was a mess. The Wilco unit was almost 3x expensive and I did not want to spend that much, but in the end, it is a better design and I am much happier. The tip is sharper, it keeps the dirt from packing in the end and clogging things. When you are ready to dispense, you retract the tip and the bait falls downward. Another great feature is the way the unit is loaded with bait which is brilliant! No scooping, or dropping stuff. You just thread the bait container onto the applicator and go. I used the unit itself to find the tunnels, but should probably first use a separate tool to find the tunnel and create a plot hole as the instructions say. This is because you are pushing a larger diameter tube in the hard ground and so it is harder to tell when you have reached the tunnel.

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Will the Wilco Gopher Bait Applicator With Zinc Homeowner Bait work for moles?

Wilco Gopher Bait Applicator With Zinc Homeowner Bait is only for pocket gophers. Please read over our Mole Control Guide for details and products for mole control. 

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