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, repeat treatment in 2-3 weeks if fresh mounds appear. Great to be used with the Wilco Probe 'N Funnel 70300.
Product comes in 2 sizes: 1 lb and 5 lb bottles.
This product is only allowed for sale in the following states: AZ, CA, LA, NE, NV, OK, 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 an iron bar, a strong stick, the probe from a Probe‘ n Funnel kit, 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, repeat treatment in 2-3 weeks if fresh mounds appear.
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, repeat treatment in 2-3 weeks if fresh mounds appear.
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, repeat treatment in 2-3 weeks if fresh mounds appear.
CLOSING RUNWAYS - After bait has been applied, cover probe opening with sod or dirt. Do not permit dirt to sift in or cover bait.
Using waterproof gloves, collect and burn (where permitted) or bury all visible dead animals. Dispose of leftover bait according to pesticide disposal on product label.
Note: Read entire label and follow complete directions and use precautions.
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Will rainfall reduce the effectiveness of Wilco Gopher Getter Type 2 Bait applied in tunnels?
It is going to rain next few days. Should I wait till next week (after rain) to apply this poison? If I apply it now and it then rains, will it reduce the effectiveness?
Since the Wilco Gopher Getter Type 2 Bait is applied directly in tunnels it would be protected from rain unless it was a heavy downpour that flooded the tunnels. This bait must be placed in the gophers’ active runway for four (4) consecutive days or until activity ceases so if you would not be able to have a break in the rain to do so, then it would be best to wait until you had 4 clear days.