How to Help Control The Gopher Population Without The Use of Chemicals

written by wildrose
4 · 05 · 19

Well my friends, as I sit here this morning thinking about my life never did I EVER think I’d be making an info graphic on how to help control the gopher population without the use of chemicals but HERE I AM! 😂

I had an OVERWHELMING response yesterday from my Instagram post asking all about the chemical free and gun free way we help control the gopher population on our certified organic farm. This is a method we have been using for years in accompany with gopher traps. We find the traps work okay, but are kind of a pain to find in the field again if you forget to put a marker out (which I’ve done quite often).

And a quick note for you before I continue, I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that in Alberta we actually have what are called Richardson Ground Squirrels… but honestly, it’s pretty much a fancy name for a gopher, in my opinion.

Okay, I’ve kept you in suspense long enough. Here it is:

How to Help Control The Gopher Population Without The Use of Chemicals |
#pestcontrol #gophers #organicfarming #organicgardening #WildRoseFarmer

That’s it! It’s honestly nothing fancy. Just a girl walking miles and miles through fields with nothing but a bag full of Juicy Fruit in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.

I will say it’s important to start early in the Spring to help keep the population under control. It doesn’t get all of them, but it sure does help mitigate the damage these pesky little villainous creatures create.

As always, if you have any questions please let me know! You can comment on this post or contact me here. If you have concerns about the well being of gophers, please forward them to

Much love,
Katelyn ✌

How to Help Control The Gopher Population Without The Use of Chemicals |
#pestcontrol #gophers #organicfarming #organicgardening #WildRoseFarmer

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Katelyn Duban

Katelyn Duban

Farmer | Podcast Host | Coach

Welcome to Wild Rose Farmer! My name is Katelyn Duban and I am a first generation female farmer in Southern Alberta, Canada. I married into agriculture back in 2016 to my multigenerational farmer husband, affectionately known as Mr. Wild Rose Farmer. We live and grow on our families certified organic grain and oilseed operation. In the Spring and Summer seasons, I raise a small herd of meat goats and have previously raised bottle calves as well.

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