Getting rid of Chipmunks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chuppie, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Hmmm, might be a good idea for me.
  2. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    If you get real serious just gas them with ag sourced poison gas like used years ago for tobacco beds here in KY. Thats how we got rid of golf course gophers in KS too.
    My most recent choice here has been the poison green pellets dropped down their new holes whenever i see one. You have to wear plastic gloves as it enters your skin! I buy the bags at a farm supply-looks like green dog food.
    I planted an area in new grss lately and it started to show tunnels. Turned out I had "meadow voles" not the nearby chipmonks or moles as you might think. Google will help you know who the enemy might be.
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  3. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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    Bump for chipmunk season!

    It's an infestation around here, they're going 'nutz', and the bastards are buroughing into the house again. Took half a dozen this morning in ~20mins, with a hat trick about as fast as I could reload (.22 scoped air rifle). One fell into thick brush, so I'm not risking Lyme ticks to retreive him, and another was laying (I thought dead) on my lawn for 5mins when another came by and either dragged him into the brush, or woke him up.... maybe I just grazed his head with the pellet and knocked him out temporarily?

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  4. unfocused_adventure

    unfocused_adventure Not my circus, not my monkeys... Supporter

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    Appetizers ???

    Recipe in English

    Deep fried Chipmunk appetizers.

    Trap 30 to 50 average sized chipmunks

    Burn the hair off with a propane torch

    Wash in clean cool water the pat dry

    Season to taste

    Dip in beer batter

    Place in deep fryer until golden brown

    Bonapatite!

    If it doesn't sound tasty in English then here is the recipe in French

    Deep frit Chipmunk amuse-gueule.

    Recouvrement chipmunks tailles moyennes de 30 à 50.

    Brûle les cheveux avec un flambeau de propane

    Laver à l'eau froide et propre, le pat sec

    Assaisonner au goût

    Plonger dans le parfum de la bière

    Placer dans la friteuse jusqu'au brun doré

    Bonapatite !
  5. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Suisse frit en amuse-gueule?

    Doesn't sound tasty in French either.Google translate?

    Bon appetit!
  6. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Even a bull tree squirrel doesn't have a bunch of meat on it, chipmunks sound like a 3rd world meal to me. Controlling them is a wasted effort other than a spot control area. this fall season I see them everywhere in my woods, scampering about storing acorns. Not like your gonna have much luch fighting mother nature, i.e. rodents of any kind. Short of chaining a dog to my apple orchard I've given up on stopping tree squirrels from eating ALL, as in 100% of my apples. I do draw the line on woodpeckers trying to bore into my house gable end rafters after wood bee larvae- bam! and they are no more.