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Old 06-07-2021, 02:08 PM   #1
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Chipmunk Solution

Looking for a way to keep these little critters out of my Beagles yard. They drive her crazy. I have a trap and can carch them but my wife won't let me kill them. I have been relocating them 2 miles to a park (county park people said to do this) but either new ones move in or they find their way back. I have relocated 4 this week and there are more. They not only annoy the dog they dig hole around the plants. Any ideas would be apreciated.
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Coyote or fox urine sprinkled around the pen is supposed to work. Personally I've never tried it but the theory is that chipmunks smell the predator urine and won't go near it. As for moving the critters two miles I don't think that's enough. I've moved squirrels and racoons about 15 and 20 miles and that seems to work but 2 miles isn't that far. Good luck.
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Coyote or fox urine sprinkled around the pen is supposed to work. Personally I've never tried it but the theory is that chipmunks smell the predator urine and won't go near it. As for moving the critters two miles I don't think that's enough. I've moved squirrels and racoons about 15 and 20 miles and that seems to work but 2 miles isn't that far. Good luck.

I have tried the predator pee idea without success.
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Looking for a way to keep these little critters out of my Beagles yard. They drive her crazy. I have a trap and can carch them but my wife won't let me kill them. I have been relocating them 2 miles to a park (county park people said to do this) but either new ones move in or they find their way back. I have relocated 4 this week and there are more. They not only annoy the dog they dig hole around the plants. Any ideas would be apreciated.
Chippies and squirrels plagued me as well as my Beagle. I used to transfer them but one guy actually beat me back home. On one occasion one jumped from the cage and about 6 ft away turned and gave me the dirtiest look. 😂. After that it became a trip of several miles.
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I have tried the predator pee idea without success.
I guess that will save me and the OP some money, thanks!
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Maybe try this? I have/had problems with rodents getting into my engine bay in my truck. Since using this I havenít seen any evidence of nesting or damage.
Spraying around the affected area might keep them away.

https://www.amazon.com/Exterminators.../dp/B01KN3QTWQ
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Getting a cat might be the easiest solution - our beagle likes them.
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I trapped some and used a non toxic orange paint to put a stripe on their back just to see if they came back after releasing them a couple miles away. They didn’t show up again. I’m sure folks in the other neighborhood wondered why they were orange. Also had one dig a hole in my garage between the slab and wall. I sprayed a repellant each day for 4 days and they moved out.
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Check your state's laws about relocating them. It may be illegal where you live. Then - 2 miles is not far enough. You need at least 5 miles with some sort of barrier like a stream or major highway between you and their new home. We did the relocation for a while but the chippies (and squirrels) with an ID painted on them returned after a few days. Now, they meet their maker with a Victor rat zapper. They are beyond destructive, having undermined a walkway, driveway and, worst of all, destroyed an RV fridge and some other things inside after gaining access through the chewed apart roof vent. They are rodents, not cute little beasts to be coddled.
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Wife and I were county park volunteers for over 10 years and we asked the Head of the County parks abount relaocating animals in our county. Her reply was - as long as it's in our county and on and not a dangerous critter and to public land it should be OK - but there is no set rule. Probably every place has a differnt rule.
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I would ask .... who was living there first?

My pest is squirrels - two years ago they chewed up the wires on my trucks AC system ($400).

I've accepted them as part of my live and let live philosophy (but now park my truck further away from their woods).
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I would ask .... who was living there first?

My pest is squirrels - two years ago they chewed up the wires on my trucks AC system ($400).

I've accepted them as part of my live and let live philosophy (but now park my truck further away from their woods).



I can guarantee I've lived at my home longer (29 years) then any destructive rodent. Your choice but not mine
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