This product does repel gophers but the problem is it only lasts about 3-6 weeks depending on how much you water your lawn or how much rain you get. It's a bit pricey but worth it if you are being invaded by gophers.
2.5 landscaped acres surrounded by woodlands and other mole haven environs. I have tried every solution I am aware of (trap, poison, castor oil sprays, snakes, fumigator "bombs") and not only is Sweeney's the most effective, it’s the only one that gave me complete success. If you follow instructions you'll see evidence of the moles moving outward and away from the treated area. I first used it in 2009 and after 3 graduated applications over a 6 day period (per instructions) my previously infested landscaping became mole free and pushed them into the surrounding wild lands where they belong. Since then I treat only the perimeter twice a year and have not had a recurrence – not one single mole within the perimeter! I use a broadcast spreader rather than the shaker bag because of the large perimeter I treat which raises the only downside – I’d prefer a larger package assuming the unit cost would be lower.
Pros: Easy to Install, Functionality, Great Quality
Ground squirrels / gophers have been eating my plants as fast as I can get them into the ground - including two large rose bushes. I applied the product four weeks ago and the gopher feeding frenzy has ended. As an added bonus, my dog has virtually stopped digging, too (I always suspected that part of the motivation for the digging was the gopher activity).
I had used a bag of this in the back yard in the Spring and thought it worked ok. The summer was uneventful, probably partially because of the heat and drought. This fall the moles are back with a vengeance, and have moved to the previously untouched front lawn. I've dumped two bags of this on the front yard and the moles have continued to take over. I may move on to lethal traps, this isn't cutting it.
Built a house 10 years ago and have tried everything to get rid of Vols around house foundation and shrubs. Picked up Sweeneys watered in and around my home the next day they were gone. It is a little pricey but I just ordered $120 more to treat the rest of my yard. I would absolutely recommend to a friend.
Followed instructions to the letter; even bought a hand-cranked spreader to get uniform application of granules. Seems that my moles are totally undisturbed by the repellent. They continue to forage as before I used the product.