How to get rid one smart chipmunk

Dennis AKA Snaglpus(8a)August 22, 2010

Help! I really need you help here. I have lots of young fig trees and one very smart chipmunk. Every day, it is a battle to keep this guy out of my fig trees. I use to think that the birds were eating my ripe figs, until I caught this sucker in the act! I could not believe my eyes! This chipmunk would eat only the ripe figs through the netting! I am so pissed off! I tried rat traps with peanut butter. I tried chunks of corn rat poision, but this guy goes around these thing and straight to my fig trees on my deck. Please tell me what do you guys recommend I do to get rid of this thing! thanks, Dennis

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noss(Zone 9a Lafayette, LA)

Hi Dennis,

Did you try a rat trap baited with a ripe fig?


    Bookmark   August 23, 2010 at 12:54AM
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Dennis AKA Snaglpus(8a)

Noss, I thought about that and I got one ripe Black Madeira fig. But I hate to give it to a chipmunk! I do have some grapes. that might work.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2010 at 1:25AM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of water & put it under the tree. Add enough sunflower seeds to cover the top of the water. lay a board even with the top of the bucket so the c-munks can access it readily and sprinkle a few seeds on the board. The c-munks will eat the seeds on the board and then jump into what they think is a bucket of seeds. End of tale.


    Bookmark   August 23, 2010 at 8:12PM
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Hey Dennis,
i answered on other forum about finding its hole and plugging him in.
He may have friends though.
I lucky no critter problems including birds,But im ready if they come with my ole reliable scatter gun.
A 12gauge with an accu choke that i can adujst the buckshot pattern coming out , course dont shoot the tree catch em in flight or on the run ! There a trap range a mile away so the noise would not bother anyone here. ; )

    Bookmark   August 23, 2010 at 8:49PM
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I had a problem with the chipmunks eating my strawberries even the green ones so I put out rat traps and baited with the strawberries. That worked along with a bb gun but you can't be there all the time. They don't cost much so put out multiple rat traps.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2010 at 9:08PM
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Dennis AKA Snaglpus(8a)

Ok. He got another one of my Schar Italian figs. He was 7 feet from me laying spread out in my 3 gallon fig just having a ball. I crack the door open and took a shot at him and I know I got him. He ran off injured with a hole in him thru and thru. The pellet went straight through my plant container too! He won't be back but just in case his brother comes by, I placed a Havahart trap out on my deck baited with one ripe fig. If I catch him, he won't live to see another day!

Al,Eve recommended the same trap. I'm going to try it this afternoon after I pick up some sunflower seeds. I hope it works. Again, I've lost too many figs to these guys and its not funny. Thanks everyone! Dennis

    Bookmark   August 24, 2010 at 11:01AM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

It works - I've used it. Copy/paste to your browser:

You can also use a piece of lattice suspended over the bucket like a seesaw. You'll need to support the lattice (paint stir stick) between the edge of the bucket & another point outside the bucket. Think of a diving board. Sunflower seeds go on the end of the lattice over the water. The chipmunk walks out on the lattice & the seesaw effect takes over and he falls in the pond.

Another one:


    Bookmark   August 24, 2010 at 2:39PM
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Dennis AKA Snaglpus(8a)

I GOT HIM!!! He he he. I am so happy! He ate his last fig today. I played taps as we went to the pasture and only I came back! I got him!!! I am so happy!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2010 at 10:00PM
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HI Dennis i posted some recipes on other forum if you get more of them.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2010 at 12:30AM
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