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Pocket gophers

family Geomyidae

Strong burrowers, though fairly small, these rodents do their damage from below; you'll rarely see one above ground. One-inch or tighter mesh fences only need to extend 12" above ground but must go down 24" or more underground, to keep them away. Daffodils and squill tend to deter these pests, but must be spaced closely around the garden. Gophers can be flooded from their tunnels, and killed.

 
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Daffodils
Squill

 
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