Chipmunk Trouble

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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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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.
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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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~
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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