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Old 07-02-2013, 08:27 AM
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The last couple of days some chipmunks has been going into my greenhouse and climbing up on my high shelf with all my plants and eating my plants up. they also have been getting into my area that I put up the chicken wire and halfing my sunflowers one by one. i had 40 sunflowers(about 7 diff kinds) planted and now only have 12. So far I have lost 4 types of passion flower, most of my large pulpits, my amaranth intense purple and oeschburg?, my toad lily, heavenly blue mg, blue silk mg, gray mg, loofah, some of my lilies, irises, malabar spinach, glads, peas, aramenian cucumbers, lemon cucumbers, one of my black ruby adeniums, voodoo lilies, and there are more i cant think of right now.
I have been sitting at my moms taking care of her all day everyday and am not home to catch them or do anything about it. I know its chipmunks cuzz I caught them in there the other day. They are terrorizing my garden. Its just so irritating I have put so much work into my plants.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:38 AM
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Oh that's awful! You could try doing what I've seen folks do around here and take a tin can with both ends cut out and put it around the base of the plant. But if it's a wide plant that doesn't work. An outside cat would help that situation. Chipmunks are cute but they can wreak havoc.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:58 AM
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I have a couple of cats but if they go outside the yard theyre a goner. We have a bunch of coyotes roaming around. so my cats are indoor. One coyote even came into my yard the other day my dog chased it out i watched it jump over my 5 ft fence to get out. it had to of jumped over it to get in in the first place. they have never come into my yard before.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:13 AM
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The coyotes probably have a new recipe they want to make: chipmunk stew with toasted sunflower seeds. Just kidding. Here is a link with some good, and some not-so-good, ideas for you. I like the blood meal idea the best.

http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Chipmunks
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:25 AM
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thank you for that link carmelita. i have tried the cayenne spray and it is not working. maybe i will try just sprinkling it over my plants.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:19 AM
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I've tried the cayenne before but it doesn't seem to work to well. I've got lots of rabbits who like to munch. Oh, I've got chipmunks too but I believe the resident blacksnake has kept them under control this year.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:56 AM
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I am glad I don't have those guys! my squirrels are bad enough. And of course my armadillas! I hate them and what they do to my yard
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:06 PM
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That link I provided included lots of suggestions; have you tried putting pieces of minty gum near the place the chipmunks travel?
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:31 AM
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Oh man, chipmunks are the worst, every year they get my strawberries and other things. Yea if you find something that works let us know!!
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:26 AM
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If you don't mind killing them, this works very well on any rodent that can fit inside.

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Old 07-05-2013, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Xeolyte View Post:
If you don't mind killing them, this works very well on any rodent that can fit inside.

Rat Zapper

Id love to but I cant afford it. I put up some small ornaments on my greenhouse shelves and and on my large shelf. They retaliated and chopped off the top of one of my lemon plants it was about 2 foot tall. it doesnt look like they did any more harm but will check again when i get home tonight. I need to also find more of the small bulbs and hang. only had 11.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:19 AM
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Then regular rat traps will work too.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:29 PM
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Yes, we did rat trap as well for squarrels.
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Anyone got any suggestions for getting rid of moles?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:56 PM
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Woo try Moth Balls in the entrance when you see them... Don't cover or collapse them. I have also been told to put gum inside. To make sure that the tunnel you are going to put things in is active. Collapse it & if it's back then next day those are the ones you can put things in.

Moth Balls seemed to work for me but now I got the guys back in the back yard & will have to try again. So if there is a better way or a sure fire way to keep them away I would love to know about it........Good luck Woo
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