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Gopher Bait 50 Strychnine

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Gopher Bait 50, from Control Solutions, is the best and most economical gopher bait available. It contains Strychnine which is the fastest and most effective poison on the market. Gopher Bait 50 is for subsoil application in pocket gopher burrows so non target animals are not exposed.

Target Pests

Gopher Bait 50 is only allowed to be used to control and kill pocket gophers or geomys spp thomomys spp and pappogeomys spp.

For Use In

Gopher bait 50 can only be used in subsoil burrow applications. This means it must be put directly into the burrow of pocket gophers and cannot be scattered on the surface of the ground.

Application

To apply Gopher bait 50 find the pocket gopher burrow by plunging a metal rod into the ground. When the rod moves much easier you have found a burrow tunnel. Apply 1 teaspoon of bait in the tunnel and cover back with dirt so as to leave the tunnel undisturbed. When the pocket gophers eat the bait they will die within 3-4 hours.

Applications of gopher bait 50 should be made every 100 feet to ensure proper coverage.

Gopher Bait 50 is not safe around pets and children.

Applicators must use gloves and a particulate respirator when applying.

Do not use above ground. Place gopher bait in pocket gopher burrows only.

Coverage Area

1 pound of Gopher Bait 50 will treat 1 to 8 acres of property for pocket gophers depending on infestation levels

Time to Kill

Gopher Bait 50 will kill gophers withing a few hours after they eat it

Mix Rate

Gopher bait is ready to use strychnine treated grain. It does not have a mix rate but should be applied 1 tsp at a time.

Active Ingredient

Strychnine Alkaloid 50%.

Gopher Bait 50 Strychnine

Gopher Bait 50

Martin's Gopher Bait with strychnine is a treated grain product from Control Solutions; only labeled for subsoil applications.


One pound of bait will treat 1-8 acres, depending upon number of burrow systems to be treated. Retreat according to label directions if new gopher activity is noticed.


Remove burrow plug from flat side of burrow fan or locate main runway by probing with a metal rod or wooden stick. Resistance to probe will decrease when you are in the main runway. Insert 1 teaspoon of bait into burrow system, using a long-handled spoon if necessary. Close tunnel with soil. Do not permit soil to cover bait.

 

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Product Q & A

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Is this an organic product?
Michael D on Aug 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Strychnine is a poisonous molecule from plants. As is the case with many substances from nature, the plants’ poisonous properties were known for centuries, long before chemists uncovered any active ingredients. Strychnine itself was discovered in 1818. Chemists classify strychnine as an alkaloid, a nitrogen-atom containing, naturally occurring compound. That puts strychnine in the same group as morphine, caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, and other molecules too numerous to mention.
can this be use to kill moles?
Marks on Jan 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: As far as I know, yes. I use it for gophers and ground squirrels. My advice would be to walk or flatten the runs and find the active ones that reapear. They are good at smelling so use rubber gloves. Pen a hole and deposet about a tablespoon. Cover the hole. Do not put the dirt back. Do this in several places. You do not want pets to get this stuff. It is very good at what it is for. I like it.
Is this poisonous to me?
A shopper on Dec 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would assume this is extremely poisonous to all mammals, at least. You should read the label carefully in that regard. Therefore, it is probably very poisonous for any dogs or livestock that you may have as well. When I use this product, I never leave it out or leave it exposed on top of the ground. I only use it in underground gopher holes.
Will it work on mouse?
A shopper on Jan 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is not labeled for controlling mice only Gophers, we have Mouse Bait that will attract them and work much better. https://www.solutionsstores.com/eratication-rodent-bait
will it work with Lewis Tools Gopher Bait Applicator?
Rolf M on Oct 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't know, but it works in my applicator, which has a "door" at the end which is about 1/2 inch high and 1/4 inch wide when open. The bait grains are the size of rice
Where do the gophers usually die?
Sharon I on Aug 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: pretty easy answer , I use a tool to place the bait into the gopher burrow and I have probably terminated a 15 to 20 gophers without ever seeing a gopher. They die in the burrow , this prevent gophers from causing problems with other wildlife or pets although I do have concerns about dogs that might smell and dig up the dead gopher.
Can it be used safely in orchards?
A shopper on Dec 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, this will not contaminate any fruit on trees, as this product is not systemic and will not be absorbed into the plants.
Does this product work for ground squirrels also?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That is exactly what I use it for. But you must make sure that a teaspoon of it gets well down in the hole and then put something over the hole. Otherwise you're ground Birds will get access to it. I don't want my Quail getting it. This is bad stuff. And it does a good job.
Will it work on ground hogs?
Mike D on May 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will it's the same family of animals I used it and never seen one again
Do gophers usually die in or out of the tunnel?
Sharon I on Aug 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have found a mixed blend. So far I have only found 5 corpses of striped gophers on my farm. I surmise that some crawl out of the hole and die there. Others just die down there hole. I know this much; I had about 25 to 30 striped gophers and for the past 3 weeks I have seen none and found none. Believe me, I have been hunting for the little bastards. I should remind you that the reason I only found 5 bodies is because I also have a pair of coyote's and a weasel running around. They might be eating the dead gophers. Yes, the coyote's and weasel are doing just fine.
I live in Goodyear Arizona. What store can I purchase this product from?
Mobabi on Jan 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Mobabi -
I live in El Cajon, CA which has similar though a little cooler weather patterns than Goodyear AZ. I purchased my Gopher Bait 50 from Solutions Pest and Lawn last year On Line, and it has really helped cut down my gopher population infestation! The key is the strychnine. Other chemical baits are not as effective. I highly recommend you go with Solutions for your gopher problems!

Mike Briggs - El Cajon CA
i live in houston area and have several moles in our back yard that tunnel under the grass. have tried the gooey "sweeny" worms but not effective yet. has your product been used for moles??
A shopper on May 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I’m still killing these damn pocket gophers with this. Seems like I knock down the mound activity, then they come back I; a few m9the later from the neighbors yard. I think any grain covered with strychnine would kill moles.
Can I just place it at the tunnel entrance?
Mike D on May 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Needs to go down into the tunnel. If placed at top of tunnel any kind of animal can eat it~~and die. Put as far down in tunnel that you can and cover the top of tunnel so it does not show.
how long does it take to dissolve gopher bait in the ground so it is no longer harmful to pets?
A shopper on Jun 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No idea. I place it with applicator tool well into the Gopher tunnel. I only put a very small amount 1/4 teaspoon. It’s very potent. This way hopefully the gopher eats the entire amount of bait and there is no left overs. I have never dug it up to see what’s left.
Will this work for voles?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This product is not labeled for use on voles, you will want to purchase Kaput Vole Bait.

https://www.solutionsstores.com/kaput-rat-mouse-vole-bait-place-packs
How do you apply it?
Wesley R on May 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Look up gopher bait applicator online and you will get a variety of tools. I use one that punches a hole in the tunnel. Flip a little handle and it applies a nominal amount of pellets in the tunnel for them to feed on. VERY EASY to use without a doubt.
We have a neighbor who just spread it all over his lawn. What can we do?
94558 on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Enter an answer to this questionNotify local environmental authorities because the product is labeled for sub-soil application only; failure to follow labeling instructions is a violation of law and a serious threat to wildlife.
Can this be purchased by customers in Ca ?
A shopper on May 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We are in Ca. And have been ordering it for several years
Will this work on armidellos also?
Help please on Mar 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, the Gopher Bait 50 will not work on Armadillo's, the best way to control that pest is to control what they are eating.

Good grub control will prevent them from rooting around for a food source. https://www.solutionsstores.com/bifen-it-insecticide
Can I use this in a vegetable garden?
Linda L on Jan 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would be afraid that the poison would get in my soil,i use garlic plants around mine. they hate the smell. Gopher bait works great! keep away from you pets! clip your garlic plant and throw the clippings in your garden . I would use the poisonon the outskirts. I have no more ghophers or squirrels!
Can I use this for woodpeckers?
Regina W on Nov 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but other birds will get it also. I have same problem. Have not figured out how to deal with those pesky things. If you are not worried about the other Birds go ahead and put it in the feeder
Does Home Depot or Walmart sell this product?
A shopper on May 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Most Likely not. ACE Hardware in Tucson used to but stopped. That's why I ordered here. Probably varies with state/county regulations too. Strychnine is hazardous and deadly if not used properly.
How much Strychnine is in a teaspoon of Gopher Bait 50?
Pete R on May 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: According to the MSDS sheet, available by download from the Solutions web site, Gopher
Bait 50 is 0.50% by weight. Weigh one teaspoon of bait with a good scale and multiply by 0.005. For a more accurate result you could weigh a larger amount (say one or more table spoons) and get a more reliable measure of the weight of one typical teaspoon of this granular material.
Will this kill moles?
A shopper on Mar 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Gopher Bait 50 is not labeled for control of moles, they have different food sources.

I would recommend using Talpirid Mole Worms.

https://www.solutionsstores.com/talpirid-mole-bait
What store can I purchase this product in Las Vegas?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't think so. Only on-line through Solutions
Can you use a gopher bait applicator?
Steve H on Jun 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can use an applicator. In fact it is much better to apply Gopher Bate 50 directly into the gopher tunnels without disturbing the soil much.
Poke into the areas around gopher eruptions with a strong pipe (I use rebar) until you locate spots where the probe suddenly drops into a void. Inserting the applicator (I use a Yard Butler) into the poke holes helps prevent clogging the applicator. Smooth out the gopher eruptions. Continue the applications until eruptions cease.
Will using this product poison groundwater?
A shopper on May 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Do not apply the Gopher bait 50 directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present even when cleaning the equipment. If applied as directed on the label we will be safe.
Can it be used to control starlings & sparrows?
A shopper on May 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely not. Must be buried into tunnels. Keep searching for a bird deterrent, not a poison.
Is this legal in ga?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: States Registered: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY.

It is not registered in GA, unfortunately.

There is Kaput Brand.

https://www.solutionsstores.com/kaput-d-pocket-gopher-bait
Can your product be used in accordance with the label for use inside a green house?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes as long as you can be sure no pets can get in the greenhouse or you place the bait in an underground tunnel inside the greenhouse. I put the bat in a tunnel using a hole made with a screwdriver and use a funnel.

Customer Reviews

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Would you Recommend?
Yes (63)
No (3)
Easy to Use
5 / 5
Efectiveness
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Safe to Use
5 / 5
Would you Recommend?
Yes
Just Works
Everytime I see a gopher I follow it to the hole and sprinkle spoon full at the opening and poof no more gophers.
Have been fighting this battle for years and first time something worked.
June 25, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Easy to Use
5 / 5
Efectiveness
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Safe to Use
5 / 5
Would you Recommend?
Yes
Solutions Pest & Lawn Saves the Day
A Great product in a much safer container than the stuff I was buying before. But be careful around anything that isn't a gopher. If you have pets, be sure to use a probe and keep it at least 12 inches away from any tunnel exit. In addition to offering this product, I am also grateful to Solutions Pest and Lawn for their quick standard delivery time, as I was on my last tablespoon and getting desperate. I have no doubt that you saved my wife's roses, and my lawn would not be looking nearly as nice this summer without Solutions Pest & Lawn. Thanks for helping to protect my investment.
June 22, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Easy to Use
5 / 5
Efectiveness
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
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5 / 5
It works
It kills gophers just like it says on the bottle much better than the zinc stuff strychnine is the only way to go.
June 21, 2018
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Easy to Use
5 / 5
Efectiveness
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Safe to Use
5 / 5
Would you Recommend?
Yes
Simple product easy to use. It works on most of the 'buggers'
June 19, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Easy to Use
5 / 5
Efectiveness
1 / 5
Value
4 / 5
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2 / 5
Does nothing for moles
I'm sure this product probably works for gophers and, perhaps, voles, but it is NOT effective for moles despite what some other reviews suggest. I realized this because the mole traps that came several days later --- after I used this poison bait for four days -- caught two moles on the first night. The poison bait was untouched by the moles. So, I would suggest you use this product for the intended target -- gophers. Good luck!
June 18, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Response from Solutions Stores
Yes, since this product is not listed or labeled for moles you should expect no results. They have different food sources. Talpirid Mole Bait would be the best solutions. https://www.solutionsstores.com/talpirid-mole-bait
June 20, 2018
Camille L
Easy to Use
5 / 5
Efectiveness
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Safe to Use
4 / 5
Would you Recommend?
Yes
Pesky grounhog
As long as used as directed, very easy to apply and it's been 4 days and no trace of the groundhog. I give it only 4 stars because I am not 100% sure it is gone but no sign is a good sign. Thumbs Up!
June 18, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Easy to Use
5 / 5
Efectiveness
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
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3 / 5
Would you Recommend?
Yes
No more gophers
Be careful when using. Very poisonous. Find raceway underground with awl, sprinkle with few grains down the hole, cover to make dark. No more goghers. Highly effective.
June 17, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Easy to Use
5 / 5
Efectiveness
1 / 5
Would you Recommend?
No
Not a Good Choice for Voles
Bought this to get rid of voles eating my hostas. Did not work. One by one my hostas are gone!
June 16, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Easy to Use
5 / 5
Efectiveness
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Safe to Use
5 / 5
Would you Recommend?
Yes
Great,We have used many products. They never seem to work. It got so out of control, we used this products with in days all the gophers were gone. Don’t wait like we did. If you want action use this product. Our yard almost destroyed and now after days it looks like new again.Randy
June 16, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Easy to Use
5 / 5
Efectiveness
1 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Safe to Use
4 / 5
Would you Recommend?
No
I followed the instruction but the gopher has not touched the bait yet. What tips do you have for me? I’m so frustrated of these gopher holes. My supply will be finished soon. Help!
June 12, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Response from Solutions Stores
How long have you been putting the bait out and can you tell me more about your application technique?
June 13, 2018
Camille L

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