Re: [gardeners] chipmunks :-(

Rob Loach (
Sat, 5 Jun 1999 09:12:01 -0400

Why get rid of them? (I agree that they are as cute as they can be.) BUT,
the holes are getting so bad that we twist our ankles if we hit them
wrong, and in the lawn itself, it's hard to push the mower over the areas
that are riddled with holes.

The cat thing sounds like a good idea, but we have probably about a half
dozen stray cats that hang around our house, with seemingly no effect on
the chipmunks.  :-/


Rob Loach in Greenville SC
Dogs come when you call, but cats have answering machines!

On Fri, 04 Jun 1999 19:57:48 PDT William McKay <>
> Why get rid of them.  They don't eat much and they are kind of fun to 
> watch. 
>   I enjoy watching them steal a cherry tomato or strawberry or two 
> and they 
> don't take enough to make much of a difference (unlike many of the 
> other 
> four legged pests that plague my garden).  If you have to get rid of 
> them, a 
> cat probably works as well as anything.
> PS.  Are you sure the holes in the lawn are due to chipmunks?  
> Usually they 
> live in or near stone foundations, stone walls, piles of firewood, 
> etc.  
> Never have seen one in the middle of the lawn.
> Bill M in E. Massachusetts (You think you have problems.  I saw a 
> turkey in 
> my backyard.  Just my luck to get a flock to move in and tear up my 
> garden.)
> >I have been noticing more and more chipmunk holes in my lawn and 
> garden.
> >What is an effective way to get rid of them?
> >
> >Rob
> >
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