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Frequently Asked Questions

What Will Gopher Scram Do for Me?

Gopher Scram will help you to appreciate your lawn and enjoy gardening again! You can have peace of mind knowing that our 100% guaranteed repellent will drive away and keep away gophers from treated areas. You can be confident that the time and money you have put into your lawn and garden will not be wasted. You will be able to rest at ease knowing that your care and your hard work will no longer be destroyed by the activity of burrowing gophers.

You will no longer have to put up with raised earth, mounds of dirt, or the destruction of plants being eaten from below.There is no better time than now to begin to delight in caring for your lawn and garden again. Order Gopher Scram today!

How Does Gopher ScramWork?
Before creating Gopher Scram, the Research & Development team at EPIC began by gaining an understanding of gophers: their instincts, behaviors, likes, dislikes, etc. From this process, EPIC developed an all-natural, organic repellent which is repulsive to gophers’ sense of taste and smell. This two-pronged, dual action approach, which causes a gopher’s food to taste bad and the soil in its tunnels to smell bad, works faster than other types of repellents to quickly drive and keep gophers away. This “behavior-modification” method is how we approach all of our lines of animal repellent. Read more . . .
How Much Damage Can a Gopher Do?

Gophers often invade yards and gardens, feeding on many garden crops, ornamental plants, vines, shrubs, and trees. A single gopher mowing down a garden row can inflict considerable damage in a very short time, and there can be between 6-8 gophers per acre. Gophers often dig several new holes each day, and one gopher can live in a burrow system that covers anywhere from 200 to 2,000 square feet.

Gophers can also gnaw on and damage plastic water lines and lawn sprinkler systems. Their tunnels can divert and carry off irrigation water, which leads to soil erosion. Since gophers do not hibernate during the winter (they simply become less active), they can cause damage to your lawn and garden year-round.

The sooner you detect the presence of gophers and take measures to control them, the better it is. Don’t delay. Order Gopher Scram today!

How Can I Tell If I Have Gophers Instead of Moles?

The best way to identify your particular burrowing animal when you haven’t seen the animal itself, is to examine the mounds it creates. Gopher mounds are formed as loose dirt is pushed to the surface, leaving most of the dirt to one side of the hole. Gopher mounds are typically crescent or horseshoe shaped, and the holes are usually plugged with dirt.

Molehills are more circular in shape with the hole in the middle, which is usually plugged and not always distinct. Unlike gophers, moles commonly burrow just beneath the surface, leaving a raised ridge that marks their path.

Is Gopher Scram Safe Around Pets and Children?
Yes! EPIC will not create a repellent for animals that harms animals, people, or even the environment. You can rest assured that your use of Gopher Scram will fit into an earth-friendly lifestyle, and is certified for use in organic gardening. It is made of only all-natural, organic ingredients that are fully biodegradable. See “Why We Choose Organic” for more information, and read more about the safety of this product here . . .
What Is In Gopher Scram?
In order to be considered organic, our product only contains naturally occurring ingredients. Gopher Scram is a blend of castor and other all-natural oils. We select only the highest grades of active organic by-products, natural oils, herbal components, and unique organic carriers for inclusion in any of our products. Read more . . .
Are There Any Chemicals or Poisons in Gopher Scram?
No! Gopher Scram is truly “a green solution for gopher damage.” It does not contain harmful ingredients, including chemicals, carcinogens or poisons. It is for this reason that Gopher Scram is exempt from EPA registration as a pesticide under Section 25(b) of FIFRA. Read more about our commitment to protecting children, animals and the environment here . . .
How Do I Apply Gopher Scram?

There are three steps for the application of Gopher Scram. Simply follow these instructions which are also printed on the Gopher Scram package:

  1. Cover the entire area where gopher damage is present. The application should extend 30 feet around or beyond the infested area.
  2. Apply a second covering, sprinkling liberally 18 inches around and also within specifics beds and plantings where gopher damage is visible.
  3. Locate the mounds, whether plugged or open. Shake about 3 ounces (3 shakes or a small handful) into each mound (open the plugged mounds to access the tunnels). Then fill the open mounds with soil and re-plug the closed mounds after applying. Water the affected area where Gopher Scram has been sprinkled (or spread) for approximately 20 minutes. Apply 1 pound per 600 square feet.

For larger areas you may wish to use a spreader. See next question: Can I Use a Spreader to Apply Gopher Scram.
It is recommended that Gopher Scram be applied once more, two weeks after the initial application in order to assure that the animals have left the area.

Can I Use a Spreader to Apply Gopher Scram?

The use of a spreader is a convenient way to apply Gopher Scram to larger areas. Our larger, 10 pound bag will cover up to 6,000 square feet. A list of the most commonly used spreaders and the appropriate settings follow:

  • Earthway Broadcas - 20
  • EZ Broadcast Republic - 9
  • Red Devil - 10
  • Scott Easy Green - 27
  • Scott Speedy Green - 8
  • Quaker Broadcast  - 8

Follow the same application steps as covered in the above question: How Do I Apply Gopher Scram?

Will Gopher Scram Work On Other Animals?

While cats and dogs both make wonderful companions and are popular pets, they are quite different creatures. The things that a feline will avoid may not be a deterrent for a canine. Cats and dogs behave differently, and have unique likes and dislikes. Early on in the research and development phase of creating domestic animal repellents we realized that we would get the best possible results by creating a custom formula for each animal.

In order to protect your landscape and gardens from other nuisance animals, we offer the following line of America’s FinestTM all-natural, organic, granular repellents:

. . . and more are in development . . .

Can More Than One Scram Product Work Together?
Yes. Since each of our products are organic, completely biodegradable and safe for the environment, there is no problem with using multiple America’s FinestTM repellents in the same area. None of our granular repellents will counteract the effectiveness of another. Be sure to read the instructions on each container as not all repellents are applied in exactly the same way.
Do I Need to Reapply Gopher Scram After it Rains or Snows?
Water is a key requirement to activating Gopher Scram which contains oils that are not easily washed away. Gophers are active in the winter (they do not hibernate), but much less so than during warmer times of the year. Gopher Scram will work in the winter, but the most recommended times of year for Gopher Scram application is Spring and Fall.
Is SGopher Scram Guaranteed to Work?
Absolutely! Gopher Scram will always work when applied properly. If you are not completely satisfied, we will refund your money or we will work with you directly to ensure the problem is solved! Read more about our 100% Money-back Guarantee here . . .
Do I have to Buy Gopher Scram Online or Can I Buy It Locally?
If you prefer to shop at your local farm, garden or hardware store, you can locate a dealer near you from our “Find a Dealer” page. You can also recommend a dealer to us from this page.
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