Best Gopher Poisons

7 minutes to read | Updated for 2018

Gophers, or more technically “pocket gophers”, can create damage on your property ranging from torn up sod to destruction of roots to shrubs and tree (eventually killing them), and even gnawed on tubes or wires. This can not only be frustrating but cost several hundred or even thousands of dollars in loss.

Gopher damage is often confused with the work of moles. However, the difference can be discerned by their dirt mounds and tunnel visibility. Gopher mounds are more oblong and crescent-shaped, whereas molehills are almost always more symmetrical. Gophers do not make visible runs or lines in yards, as moles do. Pocket gophers are only found within the Western Hemisphere but run rampant in the United States. So, we’ve collected the best gopher poisons this year and reviewed each of them.

J T Eaton JT 277 Answer Pocket Gopher Bait Block Moisture Resistant Anticoagulant Bait (Pail of 40)
BONIDE PRODUCTS INC 1 LB MOLETOX, Mole & Gopher KILLER
Sweeney's S6006-4 Mole & Gopher Poison Peanuts (4 Pack)
J T Eaton JT 277 Answer Pocket Gopher Bait Block Moisture Resistant Anticoagulant Bait (Pail of 40)
BONIDE PRODUCTS INC 1 LB MOLETOX, Mole & Gopher KILLER
Sweeney's S6006-4 Mole & Gopher Poison Peanuts (4 Pack)
Best For
Best Overall
Runner-Up
Best Peanuts
Price Range
from $106.66
$13.68
$19.20
Our Verdict
We appreciate the amount of bait in this bucket and the overall effectiveness of this product as our number one.
With a yummy lure for gophers and a great price, this comes in as our runner-up.
The convenient design of this container and quantity of bait make these our favorite “peanuts” as bait.
J T Eaton JT 277 Answer Pocket Gopher Bait Block Moisture Resistant Anticoagulant Bait (Pail of 40)
J T Eaton JT 277 Answer Pocket Gopher Bait Block Moisture Resistant Anticoagulant Bait (Pail of 40)
Best For
Best Overall
Price Range
from $106.66
Our Verdict
We appreciate the amount of bait in this bucket and the overall effectiveness of this product as our number one.
BONIDE PRODUCTS INC 1 LB MOLETOX, Mole & Gopher KILLER
BONIDE PRODUCTS INC 1 LB MOLETOX, Mole & Gopher KILLER
Best For
Runner-Up
Price Range
$13.68
Our Verdict
With a yummy lure for gophers and a great price, this comes in as our runner-up.
Sweeney's S6006-4 Mole & Gopher Poison Peanuts (4 Pack)
Sweeney's S6006-4 Mole & Gopher Poison Peanuts (4 Pack)
Best For
Best Peanuts
Price Range
$19.20
Our Verdict
The convenient design of this container and quantity of bait make these our favorite “peanuts” as bait.

Last update on 2018-11-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Product Features

  • Anticoagulant form poison
  • Forty packs per container
  • Four-ounce bait blocks
  • Tamper-resistant lid on the container
  • Weighs about 10 pounds
  • Comes with a one-year warranty
  • Active ingredient is diphacinone

PRO

  • Proven rodenticide
  • Forty bait blocks per container mean lots of use
  • Ideal for rainy seasons such as spring when gophers often move in
  • Works within only a few days
  • Just over $1 per bait block

CON

  • A small number of reviewers found it unsuccessful
  • Must use caution concerning children and pets

Product Features

  • One pound of bait poison
  • Uses cracked corn as a lure
  • Apply one teaspoon into tunnels
  • Exercise extreme caution regarding children and pets
  • Around $12 for one pound
  • Active ingredient is zinc phosphide

PRO

  • Well-rated for effectiveness
  • Highly appealing cracked corn bait
  • Useful on warfarin-resistant animals
  • Affordable
  • Plenty of bait for lots of use

CON

  • Some people found this product ineffective
  • Must exercise caution regarding children and pets

Product Features

  • Product number S6006-4
  • Around $20 for a four-pack
  • Six ounces of peanut pellets in each container
  • Active ingredient is zinc phosphide

PRO

  • Effective against warfarin-resistant rodents
  • Attractive lure of peanuts to encourage eating
  • Affordable
  • Conveniently shaped container to apply in burrow tunnels
  • Effective especially when repeated a few times

CON

  • Some customers found this product ineffective but could be due to single use
  • Caution must be used regarding children and pets
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