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The Crittergetter is not your typical burrowing rodent control product. It exterminates gophers, groundhogs, chipmunks, moles, skunks, nutria, voles, prairie dogs, ground squirrels, armadillos or any other type of burrowing pest through the use of engine exhaust from a car, truck, tractor, mower, ATV, or nearly any other type of combustion engine, diesel or gasoline.

Quite plainly stated: Exhaust Kills. Your problem critter lives inside a burrow. That burrow is a confined space. The Crittergetter will fill that confined space with a toxic gas that will lull your critter to sleep painlessly and permanently... that´s the end of your critter.

Concerned about how the Crittergetter may affect your environment? Read The Crittergetter – An Alternative to Poison to find out how the Crittergetter works and why common fertilizers, pesticides, and pest control products are markedly more harmful to your children, your pets, and you.

For information specific to your problem, please choose your Pest:

A note regarding exhaust pipe sizing:

Vehicle exhaust pipes are sized as they are for a reason. Attempting to reduce an exhaust pipe to a 3/4-inch or 5/8-inch diameter will cause excess backpressure resulting Critter Moundin valve and catalytic converter damage. If the automakers could use pipes of these smaller diameters for their exhaust systems, they would have done so long ago and saved themselves a great deal of money.

The Crittergetter´s use of engine exhaust for burrowing critter extermination is not a new idea. Farmers and Landowners throughout the U.S. have been successfully using engine exhaust as an abatement technique for decades. The Crittergetter simply provides a properly constructed tool, made of the appropriately sized parts, to efficiently and effectively use this technique in one easy to use kit.

The Crittergetter is the only proactive critter removal product available. When applied properly, the burrow system of the gopher, chipmunk, groundhog... or whatever, is no match for the Crittergetter because its use of high pressure exhaust makes it capable of reaching the farthest reaches of any burrow. Nearly every other product on the market relies on an action from the critter to be effective; the Crittergetter takes the action to these unrelenting pests. Use the Crittergetter for your critter extermination needs and "bring the business" to your critters, before your critters give the business to you.

Not sure what type of animal you´re dealing with? Have more than one critter? Not a problem. The Crittergetter is the lone product available where it doesn´t matter what type of critter you need to get rid of… the results are always the same; the Crittergetter turns the entire burrow into a toxic environment, regardless of the critter type.

Unlike most poisons, baits, traps, bullets, toxic castor oil, and other products used for burrowing critter removal; the Crittergetter is safe for use around both children and pets.

Critter curious? For those interested in learning more about the Crittergetter, pest identification, and much more; the toolbars above and to the left provide links to resources and information specific to many types of burrowing animals including sections on damage prevention measures and specific animal habitats. In addition, for homeowners in cities and tight-knit suburbs lacking the access requirements to use the Crittergetter, we provide links to alternative product manufacturers, alternative product retailers, and other informational websites that will help these individuals to eliminate their pest problem.


To order a Crittergetter simply follow the easy steps below.

  1. Measure your exhaust pipe.
  2. Tailpipe measurement example 1

    For this application an "Up to 3-inch" Homeowner Crittergetter or a 3" (7.6 cm) Original Crittergetter should be ordered.

    Correct way to measure an odd sized tailpipe

    This is the correct way to measure an odd shaped tailpipe. A "3-inch Plus" Homeowner Crittergetter or a 4" (10.2 cm) Original Crittergetter should be ordered.

  3. Determine the required length of your Crittergetter by measuring the distance from your vehicle to the burrow opening or mound. (For the average person, one large step equals about 3-feet.)

  4. Select a Crittergetter from our product selection below.

We have two versions of the Crittergetter: The Original and The Homeowner. The Original Crittergetter hose is constructed of very heavy gage 3-Ply Polyester Yarns, is tough enough to be driven over by a car on a rocky surface without being damaged, and was created with the intent of withstanding continuous vigorous use. For those who do not require the industrial strength and durability of the Original, we have the Homeowner Crittergetter. By forming a union between the Original Crittergetter hose and our lightweight plastic hose we can offer a product that is better suited to the majority of our users needs. Other benefits of the Homeowner Crittergetter as compared to the Original Crittergetter are as follows:


100% customer satisfaction is very important to us - If you are not satisfied with your Crittergetter for any reason, please return it! See our Return Policy for details.

Homeowner Crittergetter

Homeowner Crittergetter

Priced From: $29.99
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Up to 3-inch Homeowner Crittergetter - 50 feet long - Suitable for exhaust pipes from ¾-inches to 3-inches

3-inch Plus Homeowner Crittergetter - 50 feet long - Suitable for exhaust pipes from 2-inches to 4-inches

50-foot Hose Extension/Replacement - Available for both Homeowner Crittergetter Models

Coupler - Available for both Homeowner Crittergetter Models - one coupler is required per extension

See all 6 Homeowner Crittergetter Products

Original Crittergetter

Original Crittergetter

Priced From: $36.86
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2-inch Crittergetter - Suitable for exhaust pipes from ¾-inches to 2-inches

2 ½-inch Crittergetter - Suitable for exhaust pipes from ¾-inches to 2 ½-inches

3-inch Crittergetter - Suitable for exhaust pipes from ¾-inches to 3-inches

4-inch Crittergetter - Suitable for exhaust pipes from 2-inches to 4-inches

Burrowing critters are frustrating. Moles, gophers, voles, shrews, woodchucks, chipmunks, prairie dogs, squirrels, among others; all exhibit damaging behavior when combined with planned landscaping. What seems to make the damage done by these animals worse is the intelligence displayed by them when attempting to stop them: They learn to avoid and overcome traps, they hide and barricade themselves away from danger, they adapt to noise, and they learn to shun baits and poisons. Often adding even more frustration is the common error of misidentification of the perpetrating animal, which typically causes the use of inappropriate products, and in turn, ineffective treatment. Considering all of these contributing factors, it's a wonder anyone is ever able to gain any advantage over these animals. Use of the Crittergetter removes much of the contradiction and confusion created due to the differing types of treatment required for each individual critter and unlike traps, poison baits, and most other pest control methods, the Crittergetter does not rely on any action from the burrowing pest to be effective. By delivering a fast moving, burrow-end reaching, 'non-pest specific' pressurized carbon monoxide gas, the Crittergetter, unlike many other products, will be effective regardless of what type of burrowing pest it comes up against because its quick delivery does not allow any critter the time to hide.

A note regarding critters who are surface tunneling - surface tunneling is when a tunneling critter travels around at a shallow depth, slightly raising the ground - creating a trail that is easily followed. When these animals (Moles, Voles, and Gophers) are engaged in this type of foraging activity the Crittergetters effectiveness may be diminished due to the shallow nature of these tunnels allowing the gasses to escape. Have Faith! The Crittergetter has been used successfully against this activity. The velocity of the exhaust in the small tunnel is great enough to keep any loss to a minimum - the path of least resistance is down the burrow, not pushing through broken soil! However, it may require a couple of applications using the Crittergetter to eliminate this critter.

Your results using the Crittergetter and its immediate effectiveness during use will depend largely on how established your critter has become. In the situation where a burrow opening is at the end of a large burrow system persistence is the key - Reapply if necessary - Once you have eliminated a long time resident, newcomers will be much easier to control.

More straight forward and easy to understand information regarding pocket gopher, mole, and vole control can be found at our partner site: Gopher Guide. Don't forget to check out their honest and direct evaluations of many of the gopher, mole, and vole abatement products available on the market today.

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