Nicola Marchi wrote:The link I'm posting is of the only other permaculture podcast I listen to and the host invited a pest control expert to talk on the show about what's done on both sides of the green fence and his favorite methods that don't involve shoving a hose of biocide down a hole.
On the whole the podcast is a bit more "purple" than the majority of the stuff you find on permies but this is a good podcast to listen to.
Their main website is http://www.sustainableworldradio.com
Leila Rich wrote:Hi Toni, welcome to permies
We don't have gophers in New Zealand, so no input from me on that!
I've noticed conversations about them in the past, so between searching the site and new advice, you should find what you need.
Craig Dobbelyu wrote:Last year I had to shoot 5 woodchucks. I woke up one morning to see the largest chuck I've ever seen, eating my newly sprouted bush beans. It turned out that it was the mother of a whole family of 'em which by then were weened and making holes all over my property. A well zeroed .22 rifle and constant vigilance for a few weeks took care of all of them. I actually had one under the hood of my truck which I had to "fish out" on two separate occasions. That one eventually found greener pastures elsewhere.
Check for burrows. There is usually a couple of exits to each one. I pee in the burrow, fill it with dirt sticks and rocks then keep an eye on it for a few days. Usually they don't come back.
Toni Brock wrote:
Thank you Nicola~ I am listening right now ~ I have a silly question : can you download the those links on iTunes? I really appreciate your input.