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Old 16-06-2004, 06:06 AM
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They are all over our house and yard. I'd appreciate any specifics on
how to prevent, control or otherwise get rid of them!

Thanks in advance!

/fred.r

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Old 16-06-2004, 02:05 PM
 
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On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 23:30:42 -0400, freddotr wrote:

They are all over our house and yard. I'd appreciate any specifics on
how to prevent, control or otherwise get rid of them!

Thanks in advance!

/fred.r



This does actually create a funny visual. I'v never heard of this.
Sounds like a g-rated horror movie. :-P

IMHO: with any plague, I wonder if I crossed God wrong, once I'm done
with that, I move on to eliminating the vermins food supply. Do you
have bird feeders, or some other source of food for these little
buggers?

hth,

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Old 16-06-2004, 06:11 PM
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On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 23:30:42 -0400, freddotr wrote:

They are all over our house and yard. I'd appreciate any specifics on
how to prevent, control or otherwise get rid of them!

Thanks in advance!

/fred.r



This does actually create a funny visual. I'v never heard of this.
Sounds like a g-rated horror movie. :-P

IMHO: with any plague, I wonder if I crossed God wrong, once I'm done
with that, I move on to eliminating the vermins food supply. Do you
have bird feeders, or some other source of food for these little
buggers?


We always have a few chipmunks around the bird feeder. But I see them all
over, even running across the road as I drive along. Our cat is old and
lazy but seems to snack on one every few days. But they are still there.

I came from Pittsburgh, PA and we had lots of chipmunks there but we didn't
have squirrels. I was amazed to see squirrels but no chipmunks when I
arrived in the Boston area in 1959. Now we have both in Boston. But that
feline won't even think about squirrels.


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freddotr wrote in message . ..
They are all over our house and yard. I'd appreciate any specifics on
how to prevent, control or otherwise get rid of them!

Thanks in advance!

/fred.r


Buy a cat.
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freddotr wrote in message . ..
They are all over our house and yard. I'd appreciate any specifics on
how to prevent, control or otherwise get rid of them!

Thanks in advance!

/fred.r


Buy a cat.


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Old 17-06-2004, 09:18 AM
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freddotr wrote in message . ..
They are all over our house and yard. I'd appreciate any specifics on
how to prevent, control or otherwise get rid of them!

Thanks in advance!

/fred.r


I think these work:
http://www.compasseco.com/shop/prod_...rt_no=RWS35022
Thanks.
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Old 18-06-2004, 07:23 AM
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Humane: Buy traps and then release. Perhaps you could release them at someone else's house you don't like

Inhuman: You could use poison, but risk the possiblity of poisoning other animals.



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Old 18-06-2004, 03:08 PM
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On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 07:23:57 +0200, Johnnyboy
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Humane: Buy traps and then release. Perhaps you could release them at
someone else's house you don't like


Let's play devil's advocate with this. You trap, remove a possible
father or mother chip-monk from his home. He/she's offspring are now
left to starve to dealth. hmmmm.... Chipmonk possibly has infected
fleas, you have released this infected chipmonk into a someone elses
house. hmmmmm..... Chip monk is lost and disoriented and now subject
to this new area's preditors. hmmm....

I'm starting to think it's no that humane.

:-P


later,

tom



Inhuman: You could use poison, but risk the possiblity of poisoning
other animals.



wrote:
*On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 23:30:42 -0400, freddotr wrote:

They are all over our house and yard. I'd appreciate any specifics

on
how to prevent, control or otherwise get rid of them!

Thanks in advance!

/fred.r



This does actually create a funny visual. I'v never heard of this.
Sounds like a g-rated horror movie. :-P

IMHO: with any plague, I wonder if I crossed God wrong, once I'm
done
with that, I move on to eliminating the vermins food supply. Do you
have bird feeders, or some other source of food for these little
buggers?

hth,

tom




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Inhuman: You could use poison, but risk the possiblity of poisoning
other animals.



wrote:

*On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 23:30:42 -0400, freddotr wrote:


They are all over our house and yard. I'd appreciate any specifics

on

how to prevent, control or otherwise get rid of them!

Thanks in advance!

/fred.r


This does actually create a funny visual. I'v never heard of this.
Sounds like a g-rated horror movie. :-P

IMHO: with any plague, I wonder if I crossed God wrong, once I'm
done
with that, I move on to eliminating the vermins food supply. Do you
have bird feeders, or some other source of food for these little
buggers?

hth,

tom


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On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 07:23:57 +0200, Johnnyboy
wrote:


Humane: Buy traps and then release. Perhaps you could release them at
someone else's house you don't like



Let's play devil's advocate with this. You trap, remove a possible
father or mother chip-monk from his home. He/she's offspring are now
left to starve to dealth. hmmmm.... Chipmonk possibly has infected
fleas, you have released this infected chipmonk into a someone elses
house. hmmmmm..... Chip monk is lost and disoriented and now subject
to this new area's preditors. hmmm....

I'm starting to think it's no that humane.

:-P


later,

tom


Humane? It's a chipmunk. It doesn't know "humane". It's a frickin' wild
animal on human turf. Kill it.
--
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Old 18-06-2004, 06:31 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by GFRfan



Inhuman: You could use poison, but risk the possiblity of poisoning
other animals.



wrote:

*On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 23:30:42 -0400, freddotr wrote:


They are all over our house and yard. I'd appreciate any specifics

on

how to prevent, control or otherwise get rid of them!

Thanks in advance!

/fred.r


This does actually create a funny visual. I'v never heard of this.
Sounds like a g-rated horror movie. :-P

IMHO: with any plague, I wonder if I crossed God wrong, once I'm
done
with that, I move on to eliminating the vermins food supply. Do you
have bird feeders, or some other source of food for these little
buggers?

hth,

tom


wrote:
On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 07:23:57 +0200, Johnnyboy
wrote:


Humane: Buy traps and then release. Perhaps you could release them at
someone else's house you don't like



Let's play devil's advocate with this. You trap, remove a possible
father or mother chip-monk from his home. He/she's offspring are now
left to starve to dealth. hmmmm.... Chipmonk possibly has infected
fleas, you have released this infected chipmonk into a someone elses
house. hmmmmm..... Chip monk is lost and disoriented and now subject
to this new area's preditors. hmmm....

I'm starting to think it's no that humane.

:-P


later,

tom


Humane? It's a chipmunk. It doesn't know "humane". It's a frickin' wild
animal on human turf. Kill it.
--
Yard and Garden Handyman
Just a suggestion Tom. As Devil's advocate you have some good points. All I am saying is that it might be a little better then shootin' them or perhaps poisoning them. I guess you are troubled by the word "humane" I will take it back and say,

option 1. Trap them and realease them on your property, making sure you the fleas actually do have the b. plague.

option 2. or posion them and then they will die in the walls, attic, etc or perhaps even poison the house dog or cat.

option 3. Buy a cat


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Old 18-06-2004, 06:57 PM
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Fred, this is what someone else posted in the forum, it might work in your situation.

I put up a couple big birdhouses with 3-inch holes. This attracts
owls and kestrels to the area, something which squirrels & chipmunks
don't find very amusing. The squirrels will use boxes with 2-2.5 inch
diameter holes, but around here they stay away from the 3-inch ones.
Birdhouses with 2-inch diameters must have a steel-plate around the
hole or else the squirrel will widen it to their own dimensions
(usually pregnancy dimensions, meaning more squirrels). Animals seem
to know that a hole that's too big is a sign something bigger can come
in after them. In fact, I've been working on building a barred owl
nestbox, but that is a biggie (2.5 feet deep and 12"x12" base with a
7" entrance hole). I would just barely have enough wood.

To be honest, the pellet gun is what works best. Usually I get 30-40
a year, and there's always just as many to fill the void. With a
squirrel it's less effective, but a properly sighted scope is very
effective with chipmunks.

Dan




Quote:
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freddotr wrote in message . ..
They are all over our house and yard. I'd appreciate any specifics on
how to prevent, control or otherwise get rid of them!

Thanks in advance!

/fred.r


I think these work:
http://www.compasseco.com/shop/prod_...rt_no=RWS35022
Thanks.
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On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 14:56:56 GMT, GFRfan wrote:




Inhuman: You could use poison, but risk the possiblity of poisoning
other animals.



wrote:

*On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 23:30:42 -0400, freddotr wrote:


They are all over our house and yard. I'd appreciate any specifics

on

how to prevent, control or otherwise get rid of them!

Thanks in advance!

/fred.r


This does actually create a funny visual. I'v never heard of this.
Sounds like a g-rated horror movie. :-P

IMHO: with any plague, I wonder if I crossed God wrong, once I'm
done
with that, I move on to eliminating the vermins food supply. Do you
have bird feeders, or some other source of food for these little
buggers?

hth,

tom


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On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 07:23:57 +0200, Johnnyboy
wrote:


Humane: Buy traps and then release. Perhaps you could release them at
someone else's house you don't like



Let's play devil's advocate with this. You trap, remove a possible
father or mother chip-monk from his home. He/she's offspring are now
left to starve to dealth. hmmmm.... Chipmonk possibly has infected
fleas, you have released this infected chipmonk into a someone elses
house. hmmmmm..... Chip monk is lost and disoriented and now subject
to this new area's preditors. hmmm....

I'm starting to think it's no that humane.

:-P


later,

tom


Humane? It's a chipmunk. It doesn't know "humane". It's a frickin' wild
animal on human turf. Kill it.


Ha, Ha, Ha. I think humane isn't being used like treating it humanly,
but behaving more like a human than an animal.

Suggesting get a big mallet and practicing for the 'wack-a-mole' game?

:-P

later,

tom



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On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 18:31:55 +0200, Johnnyboy
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GFRfan wrote:
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Inhuman: You could use poison, but risk the possiblity of

poisoning
other animals.



wrote:

*On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 23:30:42 -0400, freddotr

wrote:


They are all over our house and yard. I'd appreciate any

specifics

on

how to prevent, control or otherwise get rid of them!

Thanks in advance!

/fred.r


This does actually create a funny visual. I'v never heard of

this.
Sounds like a g-rated horror movie. :-P

IMHO: with any plague, I wonder if I crossed God wrong, once I'm
done
with that, I move on to eliminating the vermins food supply. Do

you
have bird feeders, or some other source of food for these little
buggers?

hth,

tom


wrote:
On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 07:23:57 +0200, Johnnyboy
wrote:


Humane: Buy traps and then release. Perhaps you could release

them at
someone else's house you don't like


Let's play devil's advocate with this. You trap, remove a

possible
father or mother chip-monk from his home. He/she's offspring are

now
left to starve to dealth. hmmmm.... Chipmonk possibly has

infected
fleas, you have released this infected chipmonk into a someone

elses
house. hmmmmm..... Chip monk is lost and disoriented and now

subject
to this new area's preditors. hmmm....

I'm starting to think it's no that humane.

:-P


later,

tom


Humane? It's a chipmunk. It doesn't know "humane". It's a frickin'
wild
animal on human turf. Kill it.
--
Yard and Garden Handyman *


Just a suggestion Tom. As Devil's advocate you have some good points.
All I am saying is that it might be a little better then shootin' them
or perhaps poisoning them. I guess you are troubled by the word
"humane" I will take it back and say,

option 1. Trap them and realease them on your property, making sure
you the fleas actually do have the b. plague.


Discourage them coming around, eliminate food and water supply.

option 2. or posion them and then they will die in the walls, attic,
etc or perhaps even poison the house dog or cat.


I've heard aftershave left in open areas, attics crawl spaces scare
off large rodents like squirrels and chip monks. Whats the worse, a
couple bucks fro some cheap aftershave.


option 3. Buy a cat


Excellent idea, but not a cat. I have two, they are dumb. Invite
other preditors like owls and hawks to your area. Build nesting
boxes, etc.

All sounds like a good weekend project. If the chipmonks don't run
the home owners out of house.



later,

tom





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