I just saw a chipmunk eating my blueberries, any suggestions about how to
kill them? My cats are indoor cats because it's no longer safe for cats in
my neighborhood. I'm going to set a number of mousetraps, are there any
poisons that are good for chipmunks?
My dad nets his blueberries for birds-- don't know if he has a
chipmunk problem. I've got them eating all my gooseberries, so
I'm going to start trapping them with a drowning set. [1/2 full 5
gallon bucket with a cover & a bit of pipe leading down into the
bucket. Peanut butter smeared on the inside of the lid so they can
Mouse traps are too small-- but rat traps or ratzappers will work.
if you have ants and birds around you may want
to put them under a box with gaps in the sides.
otherwise you'll find birds in the rat traps too.
if you have extra sunflower seeds i mix them
in the peanut butter.
I have never found birds in the rat traps, but I always set them in
chipmunk runs between plants or tubs on the deck. IT isn't hard to see
where they are coming from and in the "real" garden, they leave
obvious holes. And really, there is no need to use anything beyond the
cheapest scrapings from an peanut butter jar. Frankly, I don't cater
meals to critters I am looking to knock off and I don't have trouble
getting them in the plain traps, either, with just a hint of peanut
butter scent and "l'eau de dead chipmunk."
I have found many odd creatures in the Have-a-Heart traps we set out
for groundhogs, though...skunks, possums, raccoons, cats, crows....and
the groundhogs, natch.
On Sat, 09 Jun 2012 09:12:10 -0400, Boron Elgar wrote:
I'll get a bunch of rat traps at Home Depot today, a couple of the mouse
traps that I set out yesterday were tripped but they didn't catch
anything. I'm also going to get some rat poison. The area around my
blueberries is fully netted so catching birds won't be a problem.
My cats are indoor cats, if they were outdoor cats I wouldn't have a
chipmunk problem. My last cat was an outdoor cat and he killed at least
one chipmunk a day. Unfortunately the Coyote population has skyrocketed
since the ACME corporation settled with the Consumer Products Safety
Commission. It's no longer safe to let cats roam outdoors so I have to
rely on traps and poison.
Never got a crow-- but I've gotten the rest of your assortment-- and a
Fisher. As fierce as they look, he was as docile as the skunks. [and
I released him the same way- with a blanket and extreme caution<g>]
If he had been angry I would have dispatched him from a distance-- but
he was sleeping in the morning and just looked at me when I spoke to
So I got the 'skunk blanket' - approached again - covered the trap,
and opened the door. He sauntered out in about 10 minutes and
walked into the woods. I wished him a long and fruitful life and
recommended he eat squirrels instead of porcupines.
On Sun, 10 Jun 2012 14:25:58 +0000, fuzzy2010 wrote:
I've tried a number of things on that list, they don't work. Plastic owls
don't fool anybody, I tried one and the birds used it as a perch. I've
also tried used kitty litter, that was the worst mistake I ever made in my
garden. Kitty litter turns into a slurry when it gets wet, and once wet it
never dries and it stays around forever. After several years of stepping
into kitty litter quicksand I dug it out and buried it in the woods. I am
using Critter Ridder repellent, I have no evidence one way or the other on
that so I bought so more this year out of shear desperation.
I'd be tempted to get one of those owls for the photo opportunity--
but they are way too expensive.
I love the 'review' on the live trap-
" I ordered it and within 30 minutes of getting it and setting it up I
heard the "Snap" of the trap. Sure enough, I finally had safely
trapped the chipmunk. I delivered him to the arboretum across the
street, where I hope he lived happily ever after."
1 chipmunk? Moved him all the way across the street? That's rich.
The fox urine *is* a possibility, though. I used liquid fence for a
rascally rabbit one year & it seemed to work. [that bugger was a
ghost-- got through fences, never showed himself when I was armed, and
would *not* go in a trap] Expensive, and a pain in the butt--- but
The ultrasonic repellent might be worth $15 to try, too.
Have the chipmunks kept coming after you used it? That look's like a
pepper/capsicum based one. I've tried them with squirrels and they
On Sun, 10 Jun 2012 15:55:47 -0400, Jim Elbrecht wrote:
I used hot pepper in my bird feeder last year and it worked. I went to an
Indian grocery and bought the hottest chili pepper they had. The first
time I mixed it into the bird seed I didn't use a respirator and it was
like I'd experienced a WWI gas attack, I learned my lesson and when I do
it now I use a gas mask.
On Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:08:29 +0000, General Schvantzkoph wrote:
I feel like a murderer. The mouse traps caught a couple of moles and the
rat trap caught a chipmunk. The chipmunk was still alive which is why I
feel so guilty, I had to drown him to put him out of his misery. The
chipmunks have eaten five trays of rat poison, I won't see them die so
it's not so bad. BTW I saw the chipmunks eating the poison so I know it's
not other animals.
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