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Old 06-03-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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Are Chipmunks okay to live in your garden?


i got a small garden which I now share with a family of Chipmonks. They have burrowed about two or three holes along my garden wall and frolic back and forth all day climbing the flowers and small plants along the wall. I think they have been eating off the top of the daisies. They are very bold and almost enter the house if I dont close the patio door. Should I be concerned or is this necessarily an issue with the maintenance of my garden. Thanks Gisella

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Depends on who you ask. I personally like watching their antics and have even fed them peanuts out of my hand.

Some will come along and will strongly disagree. They will tell you about problems with over muliplying and damage to your garden, and attic if they get in. I haven't had that happen so I don't see it that way, but I'm sure I wouldn't want one running around inside.

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Thanks Creeper:
Will take your advice on he chipmonks.
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i wish i had chipmonks . they are around here, just not in my yard.
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I assume no damage if the situation gets out of control
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If you just want them to leave the area, (your garden) use dried/granulated fox urine. Shake it around the area and they will not stick around long.

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And where does one buy such a product? Or do you have too much time on your hands
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If you just want them to leave the area, (your garden) use dried/granulated fox urine. Shake it around the area and they will not stick around long.
How do the foxes in the area relate to that?
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And where does one buy such a product? Or do you have too much time on your hands
I just follow them around and..... oh never mind....

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Chipmunks are generally considered to be a minor agricultural pest but they, somewhat like squirrels, can dig up bulbs and east seeds and things intended for your garden. They also burrow tunnels. In general it is a good idea to keep them away from structures.

As for the suggestion to use fox urine. I restored a little railway worker house with an attic overpopulated with squirrels. I tried trapping them out and it worked over time. A condition of closing sale on the house was getting rid of the squirrels and this strange exterminator came with some "essence of fox" stuff I could not smell and sprayed it in the attic. I kid you not, within seconds the squirrels came diving out of the ingress/egress hole they had made!
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You can also play them their own music....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVshr...feature=relmfu

The University of Cincinnati, in its ever racist way, used to pipe classical music to the streets of campus town to repel neighboring black kids. The brilliant logic was of course that ALL BLACK kids hate and will not listen to classical music.

A guy in the Midwest played opera at loud volume to keep crows out of his cornfields. Opera would keep me away from anything for sure! And it lies. It is never over and the fat ladies keep singing it! Same stories and plots. Just different diva sopranos screaching.

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Chipmunks are probably OK unless you have the new Killer breed.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...s-kitchen.html
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Chipmunks are probably OK unless you have the new Killer breed.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...s-kitchen.html
Anything that would want to eat most of what is availed in a British kitchen to start is frightening enough but when the animal scares the cats? Look out.

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