Best Gopher Repellents

8 minutes to read | Updated for 2018

There are about 35 species of gophers, all of them widespread to North and Central America.

Gophers are commonly known for their widespread tunneling activities. This tunneling can wreak havoc on lawns and causes thousands of dollars in damage to rubber tubes or underground wiring.

If you reside in an area particularly prone to gophers or moles, it’s far better to keep them at bay than risk having your yard torn up or footing the bill to have such damage repaired, which is why we’ve rounded up our favorite gopher repellents to keep these large rodents away from your property.

Vekibee Pack of 6 Solar Mole Repellent Gopher Repellent Vole Repellent Ultrasonic Electronic Vole...
Sweeney's S7001-1 Mole and Gopher Repellent Granules, 4 lb.
Sweeney's S8002 1 qt. RTS Mole and Gopher Repellent
Fend Off AGM-12 Mole and Gopher Repellent, 12 pack
Vekibee Pack of 6 Solar Mole Repellent Gopher Repellent Vole Repellent Ultrasonic Electronic Vole...
Sweeney's S7001-1 Mole and Gopher Repellent Granules, 4 lb.
Sweeney's S8002 1 qt. RTS Mole and Gopher Repellent
Fend Off AGM-12 Mole and Gopher Repellent, 12 pack
Best For
Best Ultrasonic
Best Granules
Best Liquid
Best Tubes
Price
$135.99
$10.99
$15.99
$11.40
Our Verdict
Best for people in sunny regions. We love the ease of use of this product.
Our favorite for the eco-friendly nature of these granules while still being effective.
This cover-all spray is non-toxic and ideal for combining with other deterrents for maximum success.
These tubes are our favorite for the all-natural yet potent quality.
Vekibee Pack of 6 Solar Mole Repellent Gopher Repellent Vole Repellent Ultrasonic Electronic Vole...
Vekibee Pack of 6 Solar Mole Repellent Gopher Repellent Vole Repellent Ultrasonic Electronic Vole...
Best For
Best Ultrasonic
Price
$135.99
Our Verdict
Best for people in sunny regions. We love the ease of use of this product.
Sweeney's S7001-1 Mole and Gopher Repellent Granules, 4 lb.
Sweeney's S7001-1 Mole and Gopher Repellent Granules, 4 lb.
Best For
Best Granules
Price
$10.99
Our Verdict
Our favorite for the eco-friendly nature of these granules while still being effective.
Sweeney's S8002 1 qt. RTS Mole and Gopher Repellent
Sweeney's S8002 1 qt. RTS Mole and Gopher Repellent
Best For
Best Liquid
Price
$15.99
Our Verdict
This cover-all spray is non-toxic and ideal for combining with other deterrents for maximum success.
Fend Off AGM-12 Mole and Gopher Repellent, 12 pack
Fend Off AGM-12 Mole and Gopher Repellent, 12 pack
Best For
Best Tubes
Price
$11.40
Our Verdict
These tubes are our favorite for the all-natural yet potent quality.

Last update on 2018-08-16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Product Features

  • Each stake measures 3.6inches x 3.6 inches x 10 inches
  • 2.07 pounds (total package)
  • Roughly a 100-foot radius of ultrasonic range
  • The radius can be overlapped

PRO

  • Eco-friendly
  • Solar powered—great for people in sunny areas
  • No spray or granules to reapply
  • Can deter other small rodents in some situations
  • Extremely easy to use
  • Last indefinitely as long as they’re not damaged by anything

CON

  • Need to live or place in a very sunny area for full effectiveness (solar powered)
  • Can spook house pets according to some reviews
  • Expensive

Product Features

  • Four-pound bag covers up to 2,000 square feet
  • Active ingredient is castor oil
  • No toxic chemicals
  • Castor oil is safe enough it’s sold for topical use on humans
  • Just over $10 per bag

PRO

  • Non-toxic and non-poisonous
  • Repels gophers by smell
  • No strong scent to humans
  • Also works on moles, voles, and armadillos
  • Easy to use
  • Resealable bag
  • Budget-friendly

CON

  • Some reviews found no success with moles

Product Features

  • Treats up to 10,000 square feet
  • Active ingredient is castor oil
  • Around $16 for one quart

PRO

  • Non-toxic and non-poisonous
  • Safe to spray all over the entire yard
  • Affordable
  • Attaches easily to hose for spraying
  • Can be combined with other repellants for additional effectiveness
  • Also repels moles

CON

  • Some customers did not have success with this product
  • Requires spraying heavily all over to work

Product Features

  • Also available in plant-clip stakes for use above ground
  • Designed to be stuck into burrow holes
  • Around $13 for 12 stakes
  • Contains 10 percent garlic oil and 90 percent soybean oil

PRO

  • Natural and non-toxic
  • Easy to use
  • 94 percent approval rating by the National Home Gardening Club
  • Slow release odor-repellant
  • Last one full season
  • Safe around pets

CON

  • A small number of customers found them ineffective
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