Killing Gophers & Moles with Propane Blast | When & How to Use It

Gophers and moles can be very destructive to your garden.

These can be declared as the public enemy of your garden.

They have a tremendous talent for finding your favorite plants, and then they destroy them.

But, is there anything which you can do?

There are various ways by which you can get rid of them. Use gopher trapping & poison are the most popular ways.

Another very cheap way of protecting your garden is killing gophers with juicy fruit gum.

Today, we are going to discuss another very effective method that is killing gophers & moles with Propane.

But, using this method has its own risk.

Killing gophers with propane

Risk of Using Propane Blaster

If you want to blast the tunnels of gophers, then you need to be very careful.

You should have proper training on how to handle propane for blasting their tunnels. Any mistake can be dangerous and can result in even the worst situation that having gophers in your yard.

How to Stay Safe While Using Propane

The first thing that you should do is to stay away from propane if you have no idea of what you are doing.

If you have decided to use it anyway, then make sure to wear a fire resistant suit and gloves.

Do not take it lightly.

Always maintain a good distance from it in case of any unexpected situation, you’ll stay safe.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has shared some valuable information about propane. Make sure to read these tips before going further.

CBC Canada also published a section on propane safety that is also helpful.

So, if you have decided to use propane for killing gophers, then let’s learn how to do it.

Killing Gophers & Moles with Propane

In this method, you just blow their tunnels, and the rodents which are present in the tunnels will die with the blast.

For doing that, pour some propane in the tunnel, and ignite it. If you don’t have propane, then you can also use other fuels like gasoline, natural gas, or butane. We just need a detonator.

When you ignite it, you’ll blow the tunnels of gophers, and they will die.

The propane gopher killer is also known by the name of gopher flares.

Most of the time, a mixture is used which includes propane and oxygen.

Now, you’re thinking, it’s a very good method of killing gophers with a blast.

But, there’s a catch!

Just think about it. When you’ll blast their tunnels, what will happen?

The tunnels will be destroyed, and also your garden.

Yes, your garden, including your beautiful flowers and plants which you had grown after the hard work of months.

Your whole garden can be damaged. The plant roots can be burned. You might kill every gopher, but you may kill your plants too.

So, this method can be used when you have no plants in your yard, or you are thinking of replanting.

But, if you don’t want to replant everything, and do all the hard work again, then you should not use propane blaster.

Where to Use Propane Blaster?

If you have a small and beautiful garden, then I’ll recommend that you should not use this method.

This method is good for those, who have a big yard or an open field, where you want to plant something new or if you don’t have any plants in that area.

But, before using the detonator, you should consult an expert. Using a large amount of detonator in a small place can result in some serious damage.

A Small Garden, Now What?

If you have a small garden, then you should go for the best gopher poison bait on the market, or you can also use traps. By using that, you won’t do any damage to your garden.

So, we hope that you had liked this article. If you’ve used gopher propane killer, then please share your experience with us, it’ll be highly beneficial for all of us.

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Dinesh Kumar
Hello, I'm Dinesh. I have 4 years of experience in dealing with pests. I try to provide you the best information that'll help you to make the pest control process easy & affordable. In recent years, I've helped hundreds of homeowners to protect their home from pests like bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, house flies, snakes, rats and other pests.

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