Let me just say, chipmunks are absolutely adorable!! At least that is what we thought too until a few years ago. At the time, we posted about a highly effective method of chipmunk removal after losing a front yard worth of plant to theses pests – the Munk Dunk. We inadvertently used it again earlier this summer when I found 3 chipmunks floating in a 5 gallon bucket that had been overlooked and filled with rainwater. As heartless as it may be, it is an effective method.
That said, we have had several more losses to chipmunks in the past few years, including, but not limited to a 3 foot tall rosemary bush. We have been trying other methods to protect our garden over the past several years. Here are the results. Continue reading
Spring arrived and I had grand visions of bright, beautiful blooms in drifts of color in the front yard – sunflowers, hollyhocks, nasturtium, money plants, foxglove and zinnias. I planted the seeds and watched them sprout and grow into healthy plants. Finally, the weather warmed up enough that we were able to get the beds put in and planted. Now to watch everything grow – or not.
I used to enjoy sitting outside and watching the chipmunks scurry around our patio and backyard. Usually we just caught a glimpse of their cute, fluffy tails disappearing behind bushes. The term adorable now no longer applies.
MunkDunk with Squirrel Feed
We’ve had problems with chipmunks on our property for the first time this year. The little buggers would eat a several of our newly planted crops and we would find freshly dug holes in our plant beds. At first, we tried rat traps laced with peanut butter, but to no avail. They sat without a catch for days. After scouring the internet searching for answers and personally consulting others who have had similar problems with those “adorable” (depending on one’s view) critters , we have found a solution that works. Be forewarned, this does result in the demise of the critter.