Giant Destroyer smoke bombs produce a gas when ignited and dropped into burrows that will kill moles, gophers, woodchucks, rats, skunks and ground squirrels.
|Active Ingredient:||Sodium Nitrate 46.2% Sulfur 34.8% Charcoal 8.7% Other Ingredients 10.3%|
|Target pests:||Kills Gophers, Moles, Woodchucks, Rats, Skunks, and Ground Squirrels|
|For use in:||Burrows only. Do not use inside buildings.|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||NC|
|Manufactured By:||Atlas Chemical Corp.|
Giant Destroyer smoke bombs produce a gas when ignited and dropped into burrows that will kill moles, gophers, woodchucks, rats, skunks and ground squirrels.
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37 of 38 people found this review helpful:
It's war, and I'm winning
By Steve on September 8, 2010
My yard was under attack by moles. I'd wake every morning to five or so new mounds. I tried traps, but I wasn't having much luck. I didn't really want to use poison since I have two dogs and there are several cats in my neighborhood (they are one of the best solutions to moles). So, I started buying these at the local hardware store and using them. It is not an overnight solution. I would get up every morning and drop one of these in each new mound. Each day, there would be fewer mounds in the morning. After about a week of doing this, I pretty much conquered. I get maybe one mound a week. I live on a golf course, so I have neighboring grass on all sides (also filled with mole holes), so they journey into my yard at times. I realized pretty quick that buying these at the local hardware store pack by pack was going to get expensive. I searched the web for a better price and found this case. From here on out, I'll just always keep some on hand and be back for another case when I get low.
33 of 33 people found this review helpful:
Best tool I've found
By SC on August 7, 2010
The giant smokers really worked compared to poison pallet and juicy fruit, etc. Can't use trap because soil is only 1 inch deep in most of the yard. We used this product a few years ago under our concrete porch and we didn't see gravels being dug out any more. This year, we had tunnels and holes all over the yard in about 2-3 weeks time. We used only 3 smokers in 2 different places. No more tunnels or holes.
22 of 22 people found this review helpful:
Battle of the rodents 2001
By Chuck on April 15, 2011
Okay, I have secured financing for an all out battle, using scorched earth tactics. I purchased a dozen packages, which arrived quite quickly from DoMyOwnPestControl.com, and immediately sent my forces to battle. I started with the close combat and lit some gassers in the the existing holes. Within a week, I have moved the pests about 60 yds BEYOND my grass areas and now I'm initiating phase 2. I call it Operation Acre 2 Haboob. Gassers are working great so far.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful:
By Rian on August 1, 2010
Gophers took over my yard. Leaving 8-10 new holes every 24 hrs. I've been at war with them 3 weeks placing a destroyer as soon as a hole appears. It's not over yet, but it's down to 1-2 holes in every 24 hrs.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful:
Best that I have found
By J.d. on July 5, 2010
I estimate that the number of gopher/moles killed per gasser deployed is about 10%. Even though I would like a higher "kill rate", this product is more effective than any others that I have found.
Simple and effective
By John on September 4, 2014
I use the product on a golf course, as a safer alternative to the difficult-to-obtain aluminum phosphide fumigant, to control squirrels and gophers. As a stand alone product for a large area it will not excel but as a part of a greater IPM strategy it works quite well. Nearly any employee can use it safely (don't forget to have a fire extinguisher handy) with little worry of harm to customers, employees, or the property.
By Ken on July 29, 2014
I've tried everything to get rid of moles and voles. Poison worms, chewing gum, mothballs, and traps. My yard had so many tunnels that I got my car stuck in the front yard. They were tunneling under my foundation. Great improvement are noticeable now. I live in a heavily wooded area and Giant Destroyer is doing the trick. I am winning the battle.
get those moles
By Bill on July 28, 2014
worked good but they are coming back this year but later in year will use again.
Gas um all
By Paige on June 20, 2014
I fell like I'm making the movie Caddy Shack II. We have an amazing number of Ground Squirrels on 5 acres that has about 1 acre of grass and 25 new trees, the rest is brown ick. So far they have killed 3 of my trees; but no more! My Granddaughter and I have been going around and using these bombs on the obviously use holes. We flag each that we bomb and each that looks abandon that we have simply just covered. We are getting ahead of these little varmints but now we have to go out into the icky dead lands and continue our quest. I will continue to buy this brand as it seems to work much better then the others we tried. Happy Gassing to all and to all varmints good night.
By Kathrin on May 25, 2014
We moved to a new neighborhood and everyone has mole issues. A lot of times I would see the mole borrowing out of the ground so I’d a grab a Giant Destroyer Smoke Bomb & put it in the hole, sometimes I’d go out in the morning and find a fresh mound – I immediately would march over to the mound and drop a bomb in it. I keep the Giant Destroyer Smoke Bomb/Gasser on hand at all times and am always on “high alert”. We are the only house on our block that does not have moles. I highly recommend this product and have had great success with it.
By Mike on May 11, 2014
If you are careful and find the holes these are a very good way of controlling Boles.
Its A Gas lol!
By Len on May 6, 2014
This is a great product and fun to use! PEST ARE DISAPPEARING AT AN AMAZING RATE!
By Joan on May 4, 2014
I wish there were a magic wand to get rid of these varmits. They even chewed their way through a screen on the bottom of our grow box. While we have long used the Giant Destroyer, our results have been minimal. Better than nothing.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful:
By Shirley on April 21, 2014
It does what it says - kills gophers and ground squirrels. We light the fuse with a torch and cover the hole very quickly with cardboard and then dirt to stop the smoke from coming out.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By Lee on March 12, 2014
Easy ordering, fast shipping, accurate filling. Thanks!
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August 9, 2009 Debbie asked:
QIs is safe to eat vegetables after using Giant Destroyers?
I used your Giant Destroyer product in my garden area about one month ago just after I planted my garden. The mole hole was about two feet away from the first row of garden that I planted but close to my rhubarb plant. Is is safe to eat my vegetables and my rhubarb? Here is what I planted: swiss chard, green beans and onions. I also have a greenhouse in the same area in which I have tomato and cucumber plants. Thanks for your attention to this matter.
AGiant Destroyer does not leave a residual at all and is not a product that is taken up by the plants root systems whatsoever. Once a cartridge is done burning and has killed the mole, the smoke dissipates and is no longer present.
August 23, 2009 Nick asked:
QShould I keep my pets and dogs away when using Giant Destroyer?
I have a dog that runs loose in my yard. How long should I keep him out of the yard after I use the Giant Destroyer?
AThe Giant Destroyer typically is suppose to be used under ground and the smoke contained in a gophers tunnel which would be air tight. Once the Giant Destroyer has been used, there would be no side effects from the product that your dog could suffer from. The dog can enter the yard immediately after the Giant Destroyer has been deployed.
May 14, 2011 Thomas asked:
QIs it deadly if you inhale the Giant Destroyer gas by accident?
AGiant Destroyers can be dangerous when they are not used according to the product label. The small amount of fumes you may breathe in when lighting the cartridge would not be harmful.
October 19, 2009 Karen asked:
QI have squirrels living in my walls. Can I use Giant Destroyer safely in my home?
A No, Giant Destroyer is basically a smoke bomb that is meant to be place outside in burrows and holes under the ground. If you used this inside your whole house would be filled with smoke and that would not be good. It is not permissible to use this product inside. You probably have squirrels in your attic. You should use one of our Havahart Squirrel Traps in the attic to capture the squirrels. Also, this means there is an opening somewhere around your roof line where they are getting in. You should make sure all trees are cut back from the roof line and close up any openings around the house that could allow for squirrels to enter the home.
No, Giant Destroyer is basically a smoke bomb that is meant to be place outside in burrows and holes under the ground. If you used this inside your whole house would be filled with smoke and that would not be good. It is not permissible to use this product inside. You probably have squirrels in your attic. You should use one of our Havahart Squirrel Traps in the attic to capture the squirrels. Also, this means there is an opening somewhere around your roof line where they are getting in. You should make sure all trees are cut back from the roof line and close up any openings around the house that could allow for squirrels to enter the home.
July 4, 2011 Ray asked:
QCan you use the Giant Destroyer in vegetable gardens?
AWe do not recommend that you use Giant Destroyer in vegetable gardens. Instead, you should try to use the product outside the perimeter of the garden being sure to avoid the root system of the plants.
May 22, 2014
Pete from Roseburg, Oregon asked:
QWill a gopher killed by Giant Destroyer harm dog if he digs it up and eats it
After using Giant Destroyer Smoke Bomb/Gasser the risk for secondary poisoning is very minimal. Giant Destroyer kills by the rodent breathing in the gas. Please let us know if you have any questions.
May 8, 2014
Evelyn from Oak Harbor asked:
QCan you use Giant Destroyer Smoke Bomb/Gasser in house?
Giant Destroyer Smoke Bomb/Gasser cannot be used indoors or under a house. They are meant to be dropped into burrows.
April 30, 2014
Donna from St. Catharines Ontario asked:
QWould Giant Destroyer Smoke Bomb/Gasser make the skunk spray while being gassed under shed?
Giant Destroyer Smoke Bomb/Gasser is not labeled to be used under structures. Instead if you can find where they are burrowing around the outside of the shed you can set the Gasser off there or use Repels All around 3 sides of the shed to drive the skunk out. If you use the gasser in a burrowed hole outside of the building the skunk may spray as a defense mechanism when in contact with the gas.
March 29, 2014
Cindy from King George, Va asked:
QWhy not use in the winter when you know he is in his hole?
unless you see him run into a hole you have no idea if he in there or not.
A Burrows and underground tunnels are normally very extensive. Because of this fact it is recommended on the ladel to check for burrow actively prior to use to ensure the effectiveness of the Giant Destroyer Smoke Bomb/Gasser. Performing an application during winter may or may not give you desirable results.
March 8, 2014
Jay from Virginia asked:
QWould it be ok to use the Giant Destroyer Smoke Bomb/Gasser in my house?
I have rats in my house.
No, you should not use the Giant Destroyer Smoke Bomb/Gasser inside your home or in attics or crawlspaces. These are only intended for outdoor use in burrows to control Moles, Gophers, ground squirrels and other rodent-like animals. We would recommend using Rat glueboards and/or Rat snaptraps inside your home to kill and control rats.
November 1, 2013
Shirley from Jacksonville, Fl asked:
QWe have a possum burrow under our house. We have trapped 4 to date in wire cages. Any suggestions?
A You cannot use the gassers under your house. Trapping the animals that are there now is the best way to get rid of them. It is important to follow up with an exclusion program so they cannot get back under the house later. Is there a certain place they are entering? If so you can use mesh cloth from the hardware store to block the entry. It is important to make sure all animals are out before putting up the cloth.
October 29, 2013
Juditht from Tulsa, Ok asked:
QCan Giant Destroyer be used in armadillo burrows?
I have a family of dillos under my foundation. Can I safely use the bomb in the holes dug by these horrible critters. I want them to leave before they destroy my house.
You cannot safely use the Giant Destroyers under any structure. You may want to try to build a one way door by securing a bit of hardware cloth (or chicken wire) on three sides over the entrance and leaving one corner for the armadillos to push their way out. After the one way door is constructed, throw a large cloth soaked in ammonia into the burrow. This will usually stir the animals up and make them move out. Once they push their way out, they will not understand how to lift the one way door to get back in. It is very important that you permanently seal up the burrow to stop new armadillos from moving in. Alternatively, you can try trapping the armadillos with a cage trap. The Tomahawk 108.1 would work well for this job. Fresh fruit can work to attract the animals into the trap but earthworms is the best known bait to attract armadillos. You can put the earthworms in a cup with a lid and lots of small holes or in a piece of panty hose in the back of the trap to stop them from escaping. Once the armadillo is trapped, you must decide what to do with the critter. You should contact your local animal control to see what the requirement is in your region. Some places require that the animal be destroyed and others require that they be released on private property.
You cannot safely use the Giant Destroyers under any structure. You may want to try to build a one way door by securing a bit of hardware cloth (or chicken wire) on three sides over the entrance and leaving one corner for the armadillos to push their way out. After the one way door is constructed, throw a large cloth soaked in ammonia into the burrow. This will usually stir the animals up and make them move out. Once they push their way out, they will not understand how to lift the one way door to get back in. It is very important that you permanently seal up the burrow to stop new armadillos from moving in.
Alternatively, you can try trapping the armadillos with a cage trap. The Tomahawk 108.1 would work well for this job. Fresh fruit can work to attract the animals into the trap but earthworms is the best known bait to attract armadillos. You can put the earthworms in a cup with a lid and lots of small holes or in a piece of panty hose in the back of the trap to stop them from escaping. Once the armadillo is trapped, you must decide what to do with the critter. You should contact your local animal control to see what the requirement is in your region. Some places require that the animal be destroyed and others require that they be released on private property.
September 16, 2013
Carolyn from Groton Ma asked:
QDo Giant Destroyers produce a lot of smoke so someone would call Fire Dept?
A When used as directed underground you really shouldn't see much smoke at all.
July 26, 2013
Amy from Jacksonville, Florida asked:
QCan a Giant Destroyer be used in a coyote den/burrow?
The opening to the burrow is approximately 12 in x 12 in or slightly greater.
The Giant Destroyers are only designed to be used in a hole/tunnel in the ground where it can be covered and let the gas it releases build up to suffocate the animals to death. We cannot advise that you use the product for anything larger than Moles, Woodchucks, or skunks per the product label.
July 6, 2013
Jim from Sevierville,tn. asked:
QCan Giant Destroyer Smoke Bomb/Gasser be used to get rid of a snake?
I have a snake living under my outside front steps. ( concrete )
Giant Destroyer Smoke Bomb/Gasser is not labeled to treat snakes. We recommend using Snake Away around three sides of your porch, to allow the snake to exit through the untreated area.