chipmunks living under our lawn - Knowledgebase Question

Gardner, Ma
Question by dmandaj
February 17, 2010
What can be done to safely repel chipmunks from our lawn? They have tunnels underground, everywhere, and are slowly ruining the lawn. Thank you.


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Answer from NGA
February 17, 2010

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I wish there were an easy solution to the problem! Trapping is the most practical method of eliminating chipmunks in most home situations. Live-catch wire-mesh traps or common rat snap traps can be used to catch chipmunks. Common live-trap models include the Tomahawk (Nos. 102, 201) and Havahart (Nos. 0745, 1020, 1025) traps. Here's a website with more information about the pesky critters: http://icwdm.org/handbook/rode...

You might also check with your local cooperative extension office for more suggestions. The closest extension office is University of NH, 329 South Mast Road, Goffstown, NH - (603) 621-1478.

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