Chipmunk Trouble

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    MaggieM

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    Any advice on how to keep chipmunks away? I'm using 3' chicken wire around a potted veggie plant right now, and it does work! But next year, I'll be planting straight into the garden again, and those pests sure are a chore. I'm thinking about using chicken wire again, and maybe running more chicken wire as a sort of frame flat on the ground under the fence? Not sure how to attempt it this time. Thanks~
     
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    We don't have chipmonks in Texas but we do have their cousins, squirrels. I think it would be easier to dig a shallow ditch where the wire will be and slightly bury it rather than try to concoct something and it would be cheaper too.
     
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    What about a cat (or two) for patrolling the perimeter of the fence? :) I know that chipmunks live in Ohio, but I have never seen one in our yard! (y)
     
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    Thanks, Chuck. Yeah, I'm thinking of framing the garden area, but you're probably right: straight down might work just as well as flat.
     
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    This is Spike. He has developed quite a taste for squirrels and chipmunks. He also keeps the raccoons and deer at bay.
     
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    Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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    Spikes lovely mate and my Bruno was the same when he was a live (y)
     
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    Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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    Hi Maggie you may find this link help regarding Chipmunks as they're proper destroyers of wood besides :mad:

    http://wildlifeanimalcontrol.com/chipmunks.html
     
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