Some chipmunks have apparently taken up residence inside one of our
exterior walls. They're apparently entering under the siding just above
Now that they're inside the walls, and presumably starting a family for
the spring (we're in Wisconsin, where the spring is just starting), I'm
hesitant to just seal off the any entry ways I find; I'd rather try to
find a way to evict them first.
Someone I know suggested inserting a bag of mothballs into the affected
wall, on the theory that the pungent odor would drive the chipmunks out.
One problems is that I can't seem to find the old pungent style
(napthalene?) mothballs any more, only a new variety that is supposedly
toxic to moths but not as smelly. Would it work against chipmunks?
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