Getting rid of Chipmunks

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

  1. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    Have you thought about getting some farm cats for a few months? Not nice housecats, but feral mean SOBs that are used to hunting...
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  2. STcorndog

    STcorndog No destination

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    3 rescued mouser cats did the trick for me. Now I just have vet bills.
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  3. slowinfastout

    slowinfastout Halfway to nowhere in particular

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    "There is no Chipmunk that has EVER gotten away from me. Right now, because there are none to chase at the moment, I just took out Dad's Car Wash Bucket and that stupid brush he scrubs the wheels with."
  4. bomber60015

    bomber60015 tikkun olam Supporter

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    I picked up 4 of the Tomcat traps mentioned in the thread. DAYUM, those things snap shut with authority.

    So far, I've sent two chipmunks to their reward (whatever that may be), and three of the traps have vanished.

    Squirrels can spring the things without a scratch, and appear to reach trans-sonic velocities after doing so.

    Still looking for a way to 86 the damn things. I don't want to poison em, only to deal with dead chipmunks under the house.
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  5. C Squared

    C Squared Now with TURBO! Supporter

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    If they are in tunnels... Cycle or tiller or mower etc. Hooked up to a length of pipe and run the exhaust into the hole for awhile. They will be deceased.
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  6. daveoneshot

    daveoneshot Been here awhile

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    Sometimes it's pleasant to sit at my bench and refresh a Victor rat trap or two by fine tuning the trigger wires and trips. Small files, sandpaper, needle nose pliers......some music, and dreams of seeing Alvin and his friends with broken necks, crushed skulls and no hope whatsoever for the future.
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  7. SloSolo2

    SloSolo2 Long timer

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    @chuppie maybe it's time to change the pavers to poured concrete. Should fix your safety issue and move chipmunk killing from necessary chore to pass time hobby. If your chipmunks are able to destabilize a concrete walk skip the city council and go straight to the Pentagon.

    I have rabbits gaining a beachhead. Was planning to stop growing tomatoes in containers and plant a garden next spring. Would like to figure out how to lure one of those hardened killer domestic mini leopards to the neighborhood in the next few months without taking ownership. Going to research owl boxes now and think about where to put it.
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  8. Bultaco74

    Bultaco74 Been here awhile

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    Sticks road flares in the holes, get the 30 minute type.
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  9. Stillwater97

    Stillwater97 Been here awhile

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    I have/had a problem with the pesky little tree rats getting into my attic. I find that the large professional grade traps are brutally effective.

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  10. CrookedRoads

    CrookedRoads I know a shortcut

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    Here's my rodent patrol, build an owl nesting box and they will come. P1020048.JPG
  11. Cogswell

    Cogswell Trying to live the new normal.

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    We need pictures of the nesting box now. :deal
  12. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Just looked at some pics and videos. looks like a typical bird house.

    Would like to know how does one attract the owls and not other birds...

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  13. chuppie

    chuppie Long timer Supporter

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    You could put out a "free chimpmunks" sign on the front of the owl house.
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  14. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    When I go out the door I say, “I see you, I see you.”

    This embarrasses them and they run away.
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  15. CrookedRoads

    CrookedRoads I know a shortcut

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  16. CrookedRoads

    CrookedRoads I know a shortcut

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    If you do a google search for owl nesting box you'll find tons of them and some with plans as well, owls aren't fussy and they don't build nest so they will use just about anything. If you have a woods along your property and a water source close thats good, mine use my cattle water trough. If you know what kind of owls are in your area you can adjust the size of your box, if you have rodent then more than likely you have owls in the area you just need to attract them on to your property.
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  17. Bad Dad

    Bad Dad Been here awhile

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    didn't read all 9 pages, I just shoot them.
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  18. bomber60015

    bomber60015 tikkun olam Supporter

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    We have a number of small hawks and owls in the neighborhood, but they seem to find the mourning doves sufficient for their needs.
  19. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer Supporter

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    Been a few years since the last infestation but they're back. This morning I set out a bucket and had 2 within an hour.

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  20. crazyal

    crazyal God save the triple

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    Best tip ever, the original victor traps have that hole in the bait roll, jam a sunflower seed in it and whammo, I've got 6 mice in the past 3 days, with 3 seeds, little fuckers are going down!
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