We hired an exterminator to help reduce the gopher population in our vineyard. Gophers dig large underground tunnel systems and love to feed off the vine roots. Left unbounded, they can cause tremendous damage to a vineyard. Natural enemies, like our local owls and coyotes, could not keep the gopher population limited. Time for us to help nature a bit. Within two days after setting traps, we have caught about 20 gophers. Population can get as high as 60 gophers per acre, so we are not done yet.
Reinier van der Lee,