mrtoad(7b NC)May 24, 2011

how harmful are these cute little creatures in the garden


mr toad

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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Well, Mr. Toad,
I did a search here on Gardenweb on chipmunks. Here are a few of the titles of the posts:

Chipmunk Hell
Help Chipmunks eating Roses!
The Chipmunks Must Die!
Getting Rid of Chipmunks
Chipmunk holes all over the yard
I Hate Chipmunks

I'll leave you to either read these posts or to make a decision based on the titles.


Here is a link that might be useful: Search for the word Chipmunk on Gardenweb

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 8:22PM
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I have seen them in my yard, but they never stay. My father-in-law had one living underneath his concrete porch where it enter through a large crack. He never had a problem with it.

I have heard people complaining that they dig holes all over the place. I think it depends on how manicure you want your yard to look like. In my opinion, they are a lot less troublesome than the regular squirrels.


    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 12:48AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

one or two .. hopefully of the same sex.. are cute ...

3+ is a horde ... and you know what the khans hordes did across asia ... a few years back ...


    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 12:09PM
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They will eat bulbs and dig holes. My advice is to get a cat...maybe two


    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 9:25PM
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