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Old 09-13-2020, 03:36 PM
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Chipmunks are the rodent from hell. I've got them at my lake house.

When I need to get rid of any critter or insect, the place to read about 150+ bugs and animals is BUGSPRAY.COM They sell traps and poisons that are seldom even found locally.

I bought one of the plastic chipmunk traps that came with a concrete weight in the base, and its more like a plastic giant mouse trap. They also sell a trap that electrocutes the little bastards.
Old 09-13-2020, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by jpcanning View Post
And watch them laugh as your garage goes up. LOL
Yeah, not a fan of using fire to get rid of things. Especially when it's in my house !!!

Lol.
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If you know where it got in make a cone out of 3/8 chicken wire with a smaller than a golf ball size whole at the end. Attach over enrtry point for a few days. Remove then seal up hole permanently.
Old 09-13-2020, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
Dryer sheets....no kill.... no mess....and improves the smell.
Yes I'm an animal lover wacko
I was a huge fan of dryer sheets. Finally kept mice out of tractor, mowers And other equip in shed over the winter. 2 years ago found a nest with baby mice right in a dryer sheet in a mattress in the cottage!
Old 09-13-2020, 07:29 PM
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Rat traps and peanut butter.

The bucket trap is a sadistic novelty. Drowning's a chitty way to die. You'd generally only have one bucket.

Chipmunks are somewhat territorial. Several can live in an area but there's a pecking order. Besides you might have more than one but only see one at a time...

At one time I bought a case because occasionally a trap disappears. My guess is something takes the fresh kill,trap and all. I'd set several at a time around my property.

It's kind of fun checking my mini trap line after work.
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Originally Posted by alweld92 View Post
Suicide Machine. 5 gal. bucket half full of water, sunflower seeds on top, wood ramp. My best is 5 in one hour.
This. Got many a rodent this way.

Dryer sheets work work a little. But I’ve had rodents crap right on them, so doesn’t always work.
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Tomcat rat trap with bird seed in cup. Easy to set, bait and release dead varmit.
Old 09-13-2020, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by alweld92 View Post
Suicide Machine. 5 gal. bucket half full of water, sunflower seeds on top, wood ramp. My best is 5 in one hour.

This method is 100% successful. Acorns also work as well as any seed.
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Three of us camping Colorado Rockies September elk season. Little buggers eating whatever they could get. Package of Oreo's almost gone in one night. Used the bucket / water trap. Aluminum foil boat with an Oreo on it. Worked like a charm.
Old 09-14-2020, 03:27 AM
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I've never had much luck with the bucket traps. The squirrels knock off the ramp that chipmunks and mice would use to get into the trap. Live traps have worked best for me. Set them out along a wall where chipmunks run, they run through the trap and get caught. I catch several every day.
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
I've never had much luck with the bucket traps. The squirrels knock off the ramp that chipmunks and mice would use to get into the trap. Live traps have worked best for me. Set them out along a wall where chipmunks run, they run through the trap and get caught. I catch several every day.
But then what do you do with the live chipmunk that's in the trap?
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Originally Posted by DotRotten View Post
If you know where it got in make a cone out of 3/8 chicken wire with a smaller than a golf ball size whole at the end. Attach over enrtry point for a few days. Remove then seal up hole permanently.
I can't understand the logic of this contraption... Large hole one end, smaller hold the other end?
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
I can't understand the logic of this contraption... Large hole one end, smaller hold the other end?
If there in your walls , you don’t want to seal the hole with them inside. This allows them to get out but not back in .
Old 09-14-2020, 04:52 AM
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I catch them all the time. I use a Havahart small rodent live trap. Couple crackers with peanut butter and you'll get them one after the other. I Take them to a wooded area a couple miles from my home and let them go.
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
But then what do you do with the live chipmunk that's in the trap?
Paint them florescent orange or lime green, release them and enjoy
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But then what do you do with the live chipmunk that's in the trap?
I have container full of water and drop the trap in it.

It's illegal here to move them somewhere else and let them go.
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Originally Posted by PF-88 View Post
Paint them florescent orange or lime green, release them and enjoy
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Originally Posted by jfaisten View Post
I catch them all the time. I use a Havahart small rodent live trap. Couple crackers with peanut butter and you'll get them one after the other. I Take them to a wooded area a couple miles from my home and let them go.
high five!!! Great job!!!

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I have massive infestation. They breed way quicker than rabbits. Half Fill 5 gallon bucket with water and place next to set of steps where they are active. Sprinkle. Sunflowers on steps just above bucket. Next cover surface of water in the bucket with sunflowers. Done. Works like a charm. Ive killed over 150 last 2 years. Somedays i get 6 or 7. Greedy bastards start eating the seeds, spot the bucket, and jump right in. Drown quickly. After s couple have gone in you will need to put another dry layer of seeds on watet. Or after a rain.
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Oh, just read other replies. Bucket is the ticket but ramp too tedious. Put beside and below steps.

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