Chipmunk Problems!


Old 06-01-16, 09:55 AM
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Chipmunk Problems!

Greetings everyone! I just purchased a home in central Massachusetts, and I'm currently battling a rather large population of Chipmunks. They get into everything and have burrowed under the front concrete steps of my home. There honestly has to be more than 50 of them on my acre of land. I'm wondering what is the best way to get rid of them? Any recommendations on traps, or anything that seems to repel them? Any help in appreciated!
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Old 06-01-16, 10:28 AM
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We have chipmunks but only consider them a problem if they don't stay outside. So, we have rat traps in the garage and found we had to tie them to something, as a few of them went missing at first.
Old 06-01-16, 11:20 AM
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I had raccoons coming in and eating cat food. I put a capture trap out and caught 3 along with 2 possums. Moved them about 10 miles in country before I let them go. Problem solved. With 50 you will be doing this several weeks.
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Thanks guys, I'm going to see if I can locate a few smalls traps online. Thankfully nothing in the home yet!
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Other solutions - BB gun, cat.
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If you buy one or two of the live traps, buy good ones with small holes, a chipmunk can slide through a very small opening. I bought a cheap one and spent hours modifying it to work and close up the gaps. Start placing bait in various places to see what disappears and what they like. My red squirrel population loves apples, but they need to be replaced weekly.

Once you determine a bait and the best locations it is just a question of how stupid they are and will others keep visiting the same place. My red squirrels were rather dumb.

Are these actually chipmunks, flat tail with a stripe or two from head to tail or all red as in red squirrel. Red squirrels are often called ground squirrels because of their digging.

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