Since the Burrow Blocker is designed for ground squirrel control, John is always on the lookout for a way to deal with gophers, moles and voles. When John got back from the conference, he went out at the ranch with his grandsons, and set a few cinch traps from Gophers Limited. In less than an hour, they had caught a gopher.
Another way to deal with too many rodents, is to encourage natural predators to take care of them. Did you know that an owl family can eat more than 1,000 rodents per year? That’s a lot of gophers, voles and mice. Since owls are nocturnal, they miss the ground squirrels because they are in their burrows at night. For more information on the benefits of owls and putting up an owl nesting box, visit: www.hungryowl.org
We found out from Thomas that we need to remove the perch from our owl box. The perch, just allows other predators to eat the nestlings. Now I just need to find a volunteer to climb up there and fix it.