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Chipmunk Problems
June 11, 2012
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Hello everone, we have the cutest little chipmunks, they look just like "Alvin" they sit on the rocks around the pond and sun them self, and they run across the porch and they dig up the flowers in the pots and now they are digging up the veggie garden, I dont like killling anything but Alvin is getting on my last nerve. Does anyone have anything that has worked to deter them? I have tried putting hair (both human and dog) in the flower pots and garden, it didnt help. I even encourage the neighbors cat to come over to our yard, I bribe her with kitty treats but she isnt getting the job done.

       Alvin has got to go!! grrr

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June 12, 2012
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DeCon!

June 12, 2012
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Ross, a friend of mine swears by this method for squirrels, so I can't promise it works for chipmunks but I figure they are close enough it might be worth it. She gets her hubby and her boys to ummm  urinate around what she wants to protect, and the squirrels avoid it. She says her young boys really enjoy this job! Needs "refreshing" after rain. If you live where the neighbors might see you and be offended, just save your water for a few days and sprinkle it around. Hope this helps.

June 12, 2012
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Night time works.

June 12, 2012
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Squeegees Mom said
Ross, a friend of mine swears by this method for squirrels, so I can't promise it works for chipmunks but I figure they are close enough it might be worth it. She gets her hubby and her boys to ummm  urinate around what she wants to protect, and the squirrels avoid it. She says her young boys really enjoy this job! Needs "refreshing" after rain. If you live where the neighbors might see you and be offended, just save your water for a few days and sprinkle it around. Hope this helps.

 

happy-flowerHello Squeegees Mom--the big flower pots that the beast is digging up are on our porch, and we use that porch a lot, so the only thing watering them will come from our garden waterhose! wink

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June 12, 2012
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I totally understand. I am not sure I would use her defense either. My defense against squirrels (again), as we live in Suburbia, in a sub division built on an old Pecan Plantation, with lots of squirrels follows. I have fought squirrels for a long time until I started packing some heat. No, not a gun, a wrist rocket. A sling shot with a wrist stabilization device so you can shoot farther and more accurately. The squirrels tend to avoid my yard after I sting them once or twice. But it isn't for every one. I use dried peas or beans for ammo. That way I am not littering the lawn with steel ball missiles that the lawn mower might pick up, and the squirrels can eat those rather than my porch plants and tiny garden. I have on occasion knocked a squirrel out of a tree and then I felt real bad. I really don't want to hurt them, just convince them to go somewhere else.

 

For your porch plants, you may want to try some bird netting. The netting holes are very small, and if you weight it down well enough, the chippys shouldn't be able to get through. A yard cat would be helpful as well.   Good luck on the battle front.

June 12, 2012
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see if some cayanne pepper serves .

June 12, 2012
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@ Squeegees Mom...I would love to see you sitting on your porch with a bag of beans waiting for the critters to come out! Somehow it reminds me of the movie "Steel Magnolias" laugh

June 12, 2012
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Do what Ross says. I was going to recommend the same. We had a huge squirrel problem after my cat died. We sprinkled cayenne and they didn't bother our stuff any more. Just redo after it rains.

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