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Juicy Fruit gum VS. gophers

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Beetle-Kill, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    I had heard they will eat it and not be able to digest it, leading to exteme blockage and death. Supposed to work on mice quite well also. I used it about a month ago, in conjuction with some "poison peanuts", and the gopher apparantly is terminated.
    Has the gum on it's own worked for anyone?
    Thanks, JB

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  2. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    I've heard the same but Bazooka was the preferred brand. Haven't seen any gophers blowing bubbles yet either.

    I personally prefer the remedies marketed by Remington, Winchester, and Federal among others. ;)
  3. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    If I threw gum out, my dang dog would be walking around fart'in bubbles.
  4. Beetle-Kill

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    It's been 3 days and no sign of activity. I'll wait a few more, then see if the gum is gone. I've got this lil' bastidges number.
    I was lucky enough to smoke a few with the 12g. earlier. If you're gonna do it, do it right.
    After 2 warnings from the Sheriffs Dept., I'm trying the gum. (not supposed to shoot during a fire ban- Pffft!)
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    Update:- The gum is gone, as are most of the "poison peanuts". There has been no activity in that area. This may turn out to be a potent combo.
    Edit- there's a little more to it than I've posted, but the combo seems to work.
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  6. granpajohn

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    We did try the gum alone, some years ago.
    I do not think it worked.
    I realized that if I am going around poking holes in gopher tunnels/mounds and sticking in pieces of gum, I could just as well use a poison pellet. So, I did.
    It has not been overwhelmingly impressive either, but better than the Juicy Fruit.

    ETA...the latest poison I've used looks like kids gummy bear worms. Not cheap either.
  7. Dtunes

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    I can't speak to Juicy Fruit, but a friend of mine lost a dog who ate a fairly small amount of sugarless gum. I believe it was the xylitol or some other wood sugar that did it. Not sure if it's toxic to rodents but it was unfortunately fatal to the dog(in spite of a Vet's treatment). You could try experimenting with brands, a pack of gum is a pretty cheap investment.

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