gopher control blasters

Information on propane and oxygen rodent gopher control exploder blasters


When I heard about a devise that would inject propane and oxygen into a rodent tunnel and would ignite it blowing up the critter inside, I thought I have to see this! The squirrel / gopher control blaster products are very easy to use, and a lot quicker than traps, poisons and shooting . They inject a precise mixture of propane and oxygen deep into the rodent boroughs and then ignite the mixture causing a rapid expansion explosion ( 6000 feet per second ) which kills the rodent inside their tunnel by quickly crushing it and collapses their tunnel.The more of the propane and oxygen you inject into the tunnel the bigger pop you get and the more dirt flies. So if you don't want dirt to fly onto the roof, just put in a little. Sounds nice and easy huh?

I spent a lot of time researching these products ( since they are a pricey investment) There are 2 different manufactures that I found.

The first thing that I will tell you is that you want a remote detonating type gopher control system unit (which is my preferred choice as you are 20+ feet away from the blast) Their are some similar units on the market that you stand on top of the tunnel and hit the button ( which puts you very close to the explosion) While this is very functional devise which works as good as the others , it is not as fun to be inside the blast zone getting hit with rocks, dirt, sticks and what ever else is in the hole. It also seems to this lay person that having the pre-mixed propane and oxygen and the ignition in your hands inside of a steel pipe might be bad if something goes wrong. It has got to be safer to be a distance from the blast!

I have used both products and found them to be similar in quality and performance.

Both company's offer trailers (which is nice to keep all of your gear ready to go) for about $1000 for hauling around your new gopher and ground squirrel killing machine and also have good warrantees.

Two different company's that I found manufacture these remote products: R2 by Cost is $2300 and the Gopher Control Hot Shot Remote HS-1 made by is $1799.


**Updated January 2019: These new prices reflect that they have gone up a little since writing this page several years ago, and several people have told me that Rodenator is no longer answering their phone or shipping any products and that maybe Rodenator is out of business.**

**Updated June 2019: It is official that Rodenator has now closed their doors. No details as to why. Not sure how to get one of their units fixed if you already have one ??. **