It’s a staple of old westerns, “We have to smoke em’ out boys.” Smoking out gophers was once the preferred method of removing this lawn destroying, garden eating pest, but was soon replaced by poisons, chemical repellents, and traps. People have even tried flooding burrows with a hose — which doesn’t work. The average person is not adept at using any of these methods, and poisons, in particular, are dangerous to other wild animals, pets, and children when not administered by a professional. The telltale crescent-shaped mound of dirt on your green lawn or in the middle of your tomato plants should be the limit of your involvement in removing gophers from your property. When you have a gopher infestation, the best thing you can do is call us.