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James Sims
05-12-2005, 03:45 PM
How can I run away CHIPMUNKS? I have a friend who has a severe chipmunk infestation problem. They aren't just in his yard, the are in his crawlspace. Can anyone give me an idea short of poisoning? :help:

grasswhacker
05-12-2005, 03:54 PM
How can I run away CHIPMUNKS? I have a friend who has a severe chipmunk infestation problem. They aren't just in his yard, the are in his crawlspace. Can anyone give me an idea short of poisoning? :help:

Use a rat trap with some bait. Chip and Dale will no longer be a problem.

marko
05-12-2005, 06:00 PM
Or a small animal trap. Be careful of poisoning. If they crawl between the walls to die it will get stanky!

grasswhacker
05-12-2005, 06:07 PM
Or a small animal trap. Be careful of poisoning. If they crawl between the walls to die it will get stanky!

What will you do after they are trapped?

marko
05-12-2005, 06:33 PM
Take them to the boonies and let them go. Or "dispose" of them.

grasswhacker
05-12-2005, 06:37 PM
Take them to the boonies and let them go. Or "dispose" of them.

IMO the last option will keep them from becoming a problem in somebody elses yard or landscape. People live in boonies too! lol

Del9175
05-12-2005, 08:33 PM
I had a squirell problem a couple years back. I found my 12 gauge with some bird shot to be very effective.

They chewed a hole in a screen in my garage to get at some feed I had in there. I was pretty po'ed about that but shortly after that I saw one sitting on the window sill looking in and I decided that was it. Shot about 13 that day. Their numbers are starting to get back up there but they aren't climbing on the house so I can live with them.

sheshovel
05-12-2005, 09:03 PM
Provide alternitive houseing and close up the crawlspace.Don't kill them they arent a bug they don't infest inless there is something they like there.I would call your county animal control and ask them what procedures to take.

out4now
05-12-2005, 09:09 PM
I hear they're good with BBQ sauce.

Eddie B
05-12-2005, 09:25 PM
Get an animal trap and trap them, and bungee the traps to your truck and take em for a little ride! Let them go in a protected wooded area.

TheLawnRangerTX
05-12-2005, 09:49 PM
I used to own a feed store and sold a product called "fox urine." And yes it is exactly that! Tell your friend to go to a local feed store or a lawn center that specializes in organic products. Take a couple of those little 35mm film canisters & put a few small holes in them. Put a few cotton balls in them & pour a little of the fox urine in it and throw it in the crawl space or attic. Wala-they're gone! IT works on all kinds of little critters. Racoons, skunks, squirrels, etc. Anything that would be a natural enemy. One word of advice though! Do not get it one yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nasty! Wear plastic gloves. Hope that helps him! Let me know! :waving:

Pro-Scapes
05-12-2005, 09:52 PM
Problem? No way its called dinner time. Down here there is a season to hunt em. We would be frying them boys up and just consider their invasion of our property their "cominng over for dinner". Check your local laws tho. If need be get some live traps and release em in wild. Animal control may even have traps they will leave with you.

If they just say deal with em a nice .22 or even a good pellet gun will thin out the population.

Pro-Scapes
05-12-2005, 10:35 PM
Problem? No way its called dinner time. Down here there is a season to hunt em. We would be frying them boys up and just consider their invasion of our property their "cominng over for dinner". Check your local laws tho. If need be get some live traps and release em in wild. Animal control may even have traps they will leave with you.

If they just say deal with em a nice .22 or even a good pellet gun will thin out the population.

rick2752
05-12-2005, 10:58 PM
Get a Hungry Cat!

marko
05-13-2005, 12:49 AM
IMO the last option will keep them from becoming a problem in somebody elses yard or landscape. People live in boonies too! lol

That is true! Knew a farmer that would throw the trap in the stock tank for 5 minutes, then "attempt" to release it. Never saw anything get up and run away. Terrible way to go though!!!

RKISTNER1
05-13-2005, 11:55 AM
Get a big cat ..Works great!

lawnandplow42
05-13-2005, 10:27 PM
get an aggresive cat, or shot gun