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Gopher Deterrent - Galvanized & Vinyl Coated Hardware Cloth

December 10, 2010 | by Duncan Page

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  • Does the damage caused by gophers cost you money?
  • Are you tired of gophers destroying your lawn, garden and flower beds?
  • Have you been looking for a gopher deterrent to solve the problem?

Gopher deterrent fence and mesh

An effective way to eliminate  damage to and destruction of your lawn, garden and planted areas is to lay down wire mesh under the soil. This will form an impenetrable barrier, preventing gophers from digging their way to the surface, forcing them to stay underground in the protected areas.

Galvanized hardware cloth

One type of mesh ideal for this purpose is 19 gauge hardware cloth with a 1/2" x 1/2" square mesh. This galvanized after weld mesh will last for several years underground. The zinc coating resists rust and corrosion. It is available in 24", 36", 48", 60" and 72" widths. Roll lengths are 50' and 100' except for the 60" and 72" sizes which are only available in 100' rolls. The wider widths work well when you need to cover a large area like a lawn.

Vinyl coated hardware cloth

If you want a product that will last even longer, use wire that is black vinyl coated. The same mesh is available in all widths in 100' rolls. Vinyl coating over the galvanized mesh gives significant additional protection against rust and corrosion.

Have you tried other methods of gopher exclusion? Do they work?

What other types of gopher deterrents are effective?


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