Wilco Zinc Homeowner Bait

4.5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews | 3 Q&A

Wilco Zinc Homeowner Bait

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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.5

6 Reviews | 3 Q&A

Product Overview

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. Recommended for use with the Wilco Bait Applicator or Gopher Getter tool. Must wear waterproof gloves when retrieving after baiting.

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

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
Dimensions: 2.50 x 2.50 x 10.00
Shipping Weight: 1.30 lbs
Manufacturer: Wilco Distributors, Inc. (Mfg. Number: 60016)
UPC: 091017600161
EPA Registration: 36029-12
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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Gophers Gone

    By Jack on 05/25/2016

    I had multiple mounds in my back yard. I was able to locate 2 or 3 tunnels around each and deposited the granules in them. It's been a good two weeks and no new mounds. A week after I first applied it I did find two small mounds in my front yard so I applied it there the same way. That's been 7-10 days and no new signs. I really like that the granules are about the size of small seeds so that they easily fall into the hole. The bait I was using before was about the size of a pea and would sometime get hung up in the grass. We have a small dog so I had to be very careful to make sure nothing remained on the surface. So far, so good.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Gopher, gopher, gone!

    By Jeffery on 09/22/2017

    I tried several ways to run my yard of gophers. They seem to multiply when I see a multi-feed bait over a week. Instead of seeing fewer mounds I saw more. I switched to Wilco Zinc and applied it when three new mounds appeared. It seem several weeks and there are not new mounds.

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    9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    homeowner bait

    By E on 09/07/2016

    Prompt delivery, seems to work on ground squirrels, not sure about gophers- too many to tell yet

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 3 of 5 Stars

    Great service

    By Anthony on 02/01/2019

    I havent used the product just yet but your service was great. I got my delivery before i thought i would. Great job. I will be ordering from you in the future.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Wilco Bait

    By Joe on 08/25/2019

    Recommend by my gardener to me and it always works great!

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Questions & Answers

Have a question about this product?
Can I use it to kill a muskrat,
Wilco Zinc Homeowner Bait is labeled for pocket gophers only.  We recommend trapping.  

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Can Wilco Zinc Homeowner Bait be used in veg gardens?

Wilco Zinc Homeowner Bait  cannot be used in areas whee edible vegetation may be grown. We recommend trapping gophers in gardens. 

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Is Wilco Zinc Homeowner Bait harmful to pets by secondary poisoning if they eat a gopher that has killed by the bait?

According to the Wilco Zinc Homeowner Bait label, Dogs, cats and other predatory and scavenging mammals and birds might be poisoned if they feed upon animals that have eaten this bait. Normally, a dog or cat would have to consume a large amount of the bait to be sickened but If secondary poisioning should occur, we recommend contacting your vet asap.

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