Trapping for Gopher Control Safe and effective method for gopher control. The gopher trap has a trigger which the gopher triggers when it pushes against a flat, vertical pan. Gophers travel their main tunnel once every 24 hours. If traps are place in that main tunnel run you’ll usually catch them in that time period. But if that gopher is pushing dirt in front of him it can set the trap off without catching it. That’s why follow up is so critical in any gopher control service.
Traps should be checked often and reset or moved when necessary. If we haven’t captured a gopher within 2 days, we reset the traps in a different location.