Last week I ran post about how I seem to have gotten rid of pocket gophers by using red balloons:
Based on a hint from my sister, whose 3-year-old son had gotten rid of their gophers problem by stuffing a red balloon down the gopher hole, I tried the same trick on the pocket gopher(s) that had been destroying my front lawn for a year. It seemed to do the trick, but sounded too weird to be possible.
I kept wondering if maybe my gopher had just take the day off, or perhaps stayed in bed with a 48-hour bug. But no--
It's been more than 10 days now, and no more gopher holes anywhere!
Yeah, I know, it could be coincidence--- maybe the gopher(s) just happened to die of old age the same day I stuck the balloons down their holes. Maybe I just happened to pick the very day that they had already decided to pack up and get of of Dodge...(OK, Bosque Farms!)
But it just doesn't seeme likely. Ten gopher-free days after months of dealing with nice new holes and crescent-shaped mounds every morning have made a believer out of me. Apparently gophers are allergic to red balloons, so spread the word!