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Aug 12, 2017 8:23 PM CST
|My big problem is rabbits, but chipmunk colonies are also a problem. Follow the recommendations for mice and be sure to include the 12" below-ground fence since they tunneled under a 5" underground barrier I put in. I bought some powder that was supposed to discourage chipmunks but the small print said not to use it near vegetable gardens. It didn't seem to do much when poured down the tunnels in the lawn either.|
Aug 12, 2018 7:28 PM CST
|The Irish Spring soap that I use for deer seems to help a bit with rabbits. They were nibbling on my dragon wing begonias. I also sprinkle hair cuttings that I get from my hair dresser.
We have more chipmunks now too. We used to have more cats, but one neighbor moved away and another one "passed". Less cats, more chipmunks.
I just read in today's paper that a neighboring community is having problems with foxes stealing newspapers wrapped in plastics bags The delivery people started putting Vicks vapor rub on the bags. That has discouraged the varmints. You never know what will work.
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