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Have you succeeded in keeping chipmunks outta your veggie plants?

[i][c=BF0080]Please share what helped if anything!

I have absolutely had it. Last year I bought cayenne and citrus stick on things and they helped, but the little b*stards would still get in some plants. This year I loaded them with cayenne and the little sh*ts are digging holes EVERY day in my plants. I鈥檓 so tired of it 馃槨 I thought maybe something kinda sharp might help scare them away, so I broke large shish kabob sticks and dug them into those plants. Hopefully that helps. I don鈥檛 wanna use chemicals near my plants 馃槱

The holes are hard to see on the pics, they were much deeper than they appear and these are only some. [/c][/i]







[i][c=BF0080]The sticks..[/c][/i]
Carla61-69, F

Yard panther.
Be aware though...my panther enjoys bringing in the critters as gifts.
Carla61-69, F
@windinhishair he's a proud and efficient kitty.
Does yours eat their faces off? Easy does that, to everything he gets.
I think it is payback for trying to bite him back.
windinhishair61-69, M
@Carla He's a good boy. I mean, just look at him!

Mine will eat the heads off sometimes. Every once in awhile he eats most of one and leaves the rest, but probably 18 of the 22 were intact and recently killed within a few hours.
Carla61-69, F
@windinhishair he is a good boy. Very independent. He spends most of his time outdoors. Comes in to eat, get a little attention and maybe a warm or cool nap(depending on the season).
Fourteen and he still acts a young man
TexChikF


Drastic times call for drastic measures!
MellyMel22F
@TexChik [i][c=BF0080]I already searched poison 馃槅 but I don鈥檛 wanna find them dead on my patio 馃あ they do it before I鈥檓 awake I think. I only notice it in the morning and I water the plants most nights. [/c][/i]
TexChikF
@MellyMel22 find a neighborhood Kid with a pellet gun . Set up a bait station with a safe back stop and offer him a few bucks per critter dispatched . 馃槈
MellyMel22F
@TexChik [i][c=BF0080]I wish! [/c][/i]
cherokeepatti61-69, F
We have chipmunks here, I have seen them around the campus. But never had a problem with them in anything I planted.
MellyMel22F
[i][c=BF0080]Yeah, in front we have a couple, one through the concrete. [/c][/i]@cherokeepatti
cherokeepatti61-69, F
@MellyMel22 I bet if you poured some water in one of those holes the other one will have a chipmunk hopping out of it. Put a jar over it and see.
MellyMel22F
@cherokeepatti [i][c=BF0080]I forget where the other hole is, but the one I know the exact spot is a sideways hole. Also I stuffed it with mulch 馃き [/c][/i]
fun4us2bM
NO! I sprinkled red pepper flakes around some roses after I saw him climbing around in them - next day all the flowers were eaten!
MellyMel22F
@cherokeepatti [i][c=BF0080]I load up the cayenne and they鈥檙e still coming 馃槱[/c][/i]
cherokeepatti61-69, F
@fun4us2b they have a different sensory to hot peppers than mammals do. I have given chickens dried cayenne pepper flakes in a big pan of gravy with some chicken scratch in it because they weren鈥檛 laying eggs. Someone told me it would warm their bodies up to where they would start laying eggs. Well it did warm them up and the worms that they had. They expelled the worms the next day and then started laying eggs again and their combs turned red again. If I had chickens again I鈥檇 be feeding them red pepper flakes every month or so in some gravy. I grew those cayenne peppers and they produced so many I strung them up on threads and dried them for use during the winter.
MellyMel22F
@cherokeepatti [i][c=BF0080]That鈥檚 a great idea. I鈥檓 glad it helped you! Thank you for sharing. I find that all interesting! [/c][/i]
ozgirl51226-30, F
Totally... Have never seen one near them!
Totally recommend the system i use, it's foolproof!
ozgirl51226-30, F
@MellyMel22 the problem is that love living in houses lol... Non venemous... But scary as all get out!
MellyMel22F
@ozgirl512 [i][c=BF0080]I鈥檇 rather not sleep with them 馃槅[/c][/i]
ozgirl51226-30, F
@MellyMel22 often you don't get a day in the matter馃槣
I have a hard enough time keeping them out of my cat's mouth. But maybe that's actually a solution to your problem
MellyMel22F
@ImperialAerosolKidFromEP [i][c=BF0080]Maybe I should start feeding the outdoor cats 馃槅 But it鈥檒l have to wait, we currently have had a bear roaming the condo area here 馃槅[/c][/i]
bowman81M
A pellet rifle is quiet, efficient, and effective. There is no recidivism.
MellyMel22F
@bowman81 [i][c=BF0080]They're sneaky, I never see them do it! [/c][/i]
4meAndyouF
@bowman81 And you can mount the chipmunk on the hood of your car and drive around with your "trophy"...馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ
MellyMel22F
@4meAndyou [i][c=BF0080]Ewh 馃あ馃槅[/c][/i]
4meAndyouF
Next year when prepping your garden, put a cage of fine mesh wire both under the dirt and above. It's the only way to keep them out, unless you have a scary moving fake owl you can put on a post. They are afraid of owls.
MellyMel22F
@4meAndyou [i][c=BF0080]Thanks! I鈥檓 gonna look for them in Home Depot 馃槃[/c][/i]
4meAndyouF
@MellyMel22 They have to move. I've seen stationary ones at home depot...but maybe they've changed up the inventory...
MellyMel22F
@4meAndyou [i][c=BF0080]Thank you. I saw reviews on one that didn鈥檛 move saying the squirrels were jumping on it 馃槅[/c][/i]
NightsWatchM
use a live trap and rehome them or try : Peppermint Oil Spray or peppermint essential oils and mix your own.
good for bugs too but dont cheap out get the good stuff
NightsWatchM
@MellyMel22 no no around the whole thing
MellyMel22F
@NightsWatch [i][c=BF0080]I have a lot of plants on my tiny patio that eventually makes it look like a jungle 馃槼馃槺馃槅[/c][/i]
NightsWatchM
@MellyMel22 sticky paper or live trap

or switch to cactus
My cats handle that chore, they are extremely well suited to the task.馃樈
MellyMel22F
@UnderLockDown [i][c=BF0080]Cute[/c][/i]
Ozuye50231-35, M
Used cat litter
MellyMel22F
@Ozuye502 [i][c=BF0080]Thank you. I do use those oils for bugs! And more.. I have pots on my patio and there鈥檚 a lot of opening, so I鈥檓 not sure I could do that here. It鈥檚 a condo. I put those sharp broken shish kabob sticks in yesterday morning and today I saw two tiny dents in two pots. I鈥檓 hoping the sticks scared them- if so that might be all I need. Fingers crossed! Thank you for your help! [/c][/i]
Ozuye50231-35, M
@MellyMel22 glad I can be of some help.
AuRevoir31-35, M
We have squirrels.. 馃 and weird groundhog like things.. haven鈥檛 seen the groundhog things in awhile tho since there鈥檚 so many cats around lately.. also haven鈥檛 seen many squirrels..

My issue is usually bugs or trying to keep things alive in the desert environment..
MellyMel22F
@AuRevoir [i][c=BF0080]The cayenne keeps a lotta bugs away. Also mint nearby them helps. [/c][/i]
SpaceJesusM
Time to get a kitty
MellyMel22F
@SpaceJesus [i][c=BF0080]I鈥檇 need 2. One for the patio and one for the front 馃槱[/c][/i]
SpaceJesusM
@MellyMel22 There ya go!
MellyMel22F
@frenchfries [i][c=BF0080]Thanks 鈽猴笍[/c][/i]
CheeseburgerBrown31-35, M
Get an artificial owl..........hang it close by from a gutter...tree branch..where it can be seen by birds in that area. Problem solved.
MellyMel22F
@anythingoes477 [i][c=BF0080]Thanks! Someone mentioned that, I鈥檓 gonna look when I鈥檓 out. I think the sticks I put in the plants might be helping. It鈥檚 only been a day though. [/c][/i]
@MellyMel22 If you live close to a Rural King.......Walmart sometimes...........garden center.
MellyMel22F
@anythingoes477 [i][c=BF0080]There鈥檚 a few places I saw carry it around here. Thank you![/c][/i]
Degbeme61-69, M
Between those and squirrels terrorizing my plants I haven`t found anything to keep them out. 馃が
MellyMel22F
@Degbeme [i][c=BF0080]They have nerve. They鈥檙e worse than the damn roots 馃槨[/c][/i]
Applepiedom56-60, M
Pie tins that twirl and bang into things should help
MellyMel22F
@Applepiedom [i][c=BF0080]What about soon when there鈥檚 no wind?[/c][/i]
Applepiedom56-60, M
@MellyMel22 they move and make them scared the might again.
Pavlov's dogs.
MellyMel22F
@Applepiedom [i][c=BF0080]Thank you for sharing..[/c][/i]
SoLeRiMix31-35, M
Place this tag next your babies:

[quote] Property of Alvin and the Chipmunks [/quote]

It might help.馃檪

In case, it doesn't then use this one:

[quote]Joe is always here[/quote]

It would work for sure.馃槆
pdockal56-60, M
Ive got 2 dogs so i don't have a lot of then to deal with
MellyMel22F
@pdockal [i][c=BF0080]That works! [/c][/i]
pdockal56-60, M
Barefooter2546-50, M
Please tell Alvin, Simon, and Theodore to find another place to hold their concerts.
Patty8141-45, C
Chicken wire cages around the pots should do it
MellyMel22F
@Patty81 [i][c=BF0080]Thank you. I actually added some to my Amazon cart this morning. I was thinking of putting it over the dirt b/c they plants are gonna get pretty big. [/c][/i]
vetguy199151-55, M
Not sure where to find that info
MellyMel22F
@vetguy1991 [i][c=BF0080]Thanks though![/c][/i]
vetguy199151-55, M
@MellyMel22 might try better homes and gardens
MellyMel22F
@DavidScott [i][c=BF0080]Last resort. If they kill my plants 馃槅[/c][/i]
Wheres the chimpmunks???
MellyMel22F
@Lars1976 [i][c=BF0080]I never see them. Just the mess they make of my plants 馃槨[/c][/i]
RoosterM
Never have any problem with them! It's the deer that will eat mine up but I fenced it al off.
MellyMel22F
@Rooster [i][c=BF0080]I have flower ones in front 馃槼 [/c][/i]
RoosterM
@MellyMel22 Put one in each pot and see if that drives them off!
MellyMel22F
@Rooster [i][c=BF0080]But there won鈥檛 be any wind soon 馃槼[/c][/i]

 
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