chipmunk control - Knowledgebase Question

Denville, NJ
Question by alice108
May 28, 2007
The chipmunks are destroying my gardens. There are holes everywhere--my bulbs must be disappearing by the minute. They are becoming a huge nuisance. At this point, I am not against destroying them, and I generally don't kill anything! I can not get rid of their homes since it is in a rock wall. I also do not like the holes along the edge of the patio. I know it is chipmunks because I have seen them doing their handiwork.


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Answer from NGA
May 28, 2007

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Chipmunks can damage stone walls and patios by undermining the underlayment as well as eating a number of plants. Their population tends to be cyclical, in that it peaks and then naturally declines again. Here is a discussion of this you may find interesting.

http://www.njpalisades.org/cn2...

You may find the following information helpful in terms of controlling them or limiting the damage. Although it mentions mothballs, these are not recommended for use outside.

http://icwdm.org/handbook/rode...

I hope this helps.

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