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Getting rid of chipmunk in the garden

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Getting rid of chipmunk in the garden

Post  1airdoc on 2/17/2012, 5:33 pm

I've noticed some very neat holes and tunnels in my garden. At first, I wasn't sure that they might be remnants of where I had previous stakes in the garden, but after turned the MM and smoothed it in preparation for spring planting, the holes and tunnels reappeared. I do have a lot of moles around, but when I built the SFG last year I lined the bottom of it with garden cloth (wire mesh), so I doubt this is something that burrowed in from below. According to this website (http://icwdm.org/inspection/groundholes.asp), the holes appear to be from chipmunks, which we also have in abundance (along with squirrels, rabbits, deer, etc). BTW, when I turned the garden, I found a few acorns buried there, too - not sure if they were left by chipmunks or squirrels.

Any suggestions for eliminating these burrowing creatures from my SFG?
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Post  tomperrin on 2/17/2012, 6:02 pm

I can't think that a chipmunk would be a garden hazard. I think their life expectancy is naturally short as there are no end of predators. I have seen a horned owl take one home for lunch. For that reason, I bought a plastic owl over the winter that will sit on top of one of my fence posts. They can probably be trapped the same way as squirrels, with a Havaheart trap using peanut butter as bait. Otherwise, anything between a .22 and a .50 will work just fine. Very Happy But really, I don't see them as a menace.
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