Pocket Gopher photo
  • 4 – 12 inches in length
  • Yellowish-brown to black fur on top and the underside is often a lighter shade to almost white in color
  • Large front claws and large incisors, both used for digging
  • Short tail and small, nearly naked ears
  • Often noticed by their fan-shaped soil mounds that lead to the burrow system, generally 4 to 18 inches below ground – usually 3 inches in diameter but can vary with the size of the gopher
  • Eats roots, plants and other vegetation they encounter while digging or that they pull into their tunnel from below -alfalfa is one of the most nutritious foods for pocket gophers.
  • Gophers are active throughout the day
  • Reproduction begins the Spring after birth, 1 month gestation period with litters of 2 – 6
  • Typically one litter per year, occasionally two have been noted in the South

Kaput®-D Pocket Gopher Bait

Learn to get RID of Gophers!

Pocket Gopher BaitBait can be applied by hand, in underground bait stations, or with a gopher probe.  The product is available in 5-lb, 10-lb, 30-lb pail and a 50-lb bag are available.  The bait is manufactured with wheat and the anticoagulant diphacinone.  After initial treatment, if fresh mounds appear after 2 -3 weeks, repeat treatment.  Before use, please read the entire label and follow all use directions and use precautions.

*Kaput®-D Pocket Gopher Bait is also available with a Milo formula in 30-lb pails and the 50-lb bags.

For application by mechanical burrow building machines.  A 50-lb bag is available. This product is available in wheat or milo formulas.  This is a RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDE and a State Issued Applicators License is required for purchase. Before use, please read the entire label and follow all use directions and use precautions.

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Product Name MSDS Specimen Label Packaging Options
Pocket Gopher BaitKaput-D Pocket Gopher Bait Download MSDS Download Label 5, 10 & 30 pound buckets

50 pound bag

Kaput Pocket Gopher 50lbKaput-D Pocket Gopher Bait (RUP) Download MSDS Download Label 50 pound bag
Big Boy Gopher ProbeKaput-D “Big Boy” Gopher Bait Applicator Durable Design

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