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Cooper City near Miami, FL
Venturer69
May 22, 2020 3:38 PM CST
I think the burrows in my lawn (see attached pic) are chipmunk holes. Roughly golf ball width. Can anybody confirm and suggest a remedy. Google suggests a fake owl and peppermint/eucalyptus/garlic smells will drive them away without having to trap or kill them. Would that work? Any other ideas please??
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BigBill
May 22, 2020 4:00 PM CST
My research seems to indicate that chipmunks are rare in North Florida and not by you at all.

You might have some type of rat or other rodent.
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Cooper City near Miami, FL
Venturer69
May 22, 2020 4:37 PM CST
OK, thanks BigBill.
Other suggestion is a norway rat...
Anybody any idea of humane removal please? Bear in mind we have 2 kids, 8 and 4 years old....
Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
American Orchid Society Judge
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Growing under artificial light Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Image
BigBill
May 22, 2020 5:07 PM CST
In Florida you have wood rats, rice rats, all kinds of rats. Not sure if Norway rats are down that far south or not. Than you have moles and voles and who knows what else!
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