How can you get rid of gophers in the yard and garden?

I think they are pocket gophers. You rarely see them and when you do it's just the top of their head when they are pushing dirt out of their burrows. When they are finished you can't see the burrow, just a mound of dirt. They do a good job of plugging the burrow tunnels. I have gopher traps and I did finally catch one but they usually manage to just cover the trap with dirt of set it off without getting caught. I read someplace that they don't like coffee grounds so I have been spreading that all around the dirt mounds but so far that hasn't helped.

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