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Old 10-28-2009, 11:22 AM   #1
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Chipmunks (I think?) digging holes near my house


I have a rock area about 18 inches wide running along the back of my house, between the house and patio. there is one spot in particular that, no matter what I do, I constantly find holes in the rocks going under the house and a massive pile of dirt (see the picture below). How do I find out what's doing it, and how do I stop them? I tried pouring mole repellant into the holes, but it did nothing. I also see holes in other spots near the foundation, but nothing like this....it's pretty ugly looking.

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Here is the dirt pile, the other picture is what the rest of the rock area looks like...



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Check out this thread, the bucket works.

Chipmunks...They are everywhere

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Interesting....

If I plan to kill them. is it easier to just put some type of poison right in their hole? I don't like the thought of them having to suffer in there for however long it takes them to drown...

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They give up in about 5 minutes. Poison takes longer and is less humane.
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Hmm, good to know. As little fun as it sounds coming home to a bucket full of dead chipmunks, it's eiter that or them finding their way into my house eventually...

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Hmm, good to know. As little fun as it sounds coming home to a bucket full of dead chipmunks, it's eiter that or them finding their way into my house eventually...

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It's better to find them in the bucket than to smell them in your house.
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Excellent point
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What do you reckon to this article about chipmunks in our biggest selling daily newspaper.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...invade-UK.html

One woman phoned in and said a few were already here and had attacked her pet Rottweiler.
Check out the girls A-Z in the left hand column if you are bored with chipmunks.

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So I set up the bucket...

Day 1, the peanut butter on the 2x4 ramp was licked off, no chipmunks in the bucket.

Day 2, 2x4 was knocked over, many of the seeds eaten, peanut butter licked off, and the water was filthy. I guess another animal got to it?

I forgot to set it up this morning...I'll try again tomorrow.

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