Let’s face it! Chipmunks are some adorable rodents, but like any other rodent they do a lot of damage in our yard and garden. As much as you want them playing near your house, you still can’t keep them around because of the mess they’re causing. You just have to try the following tips to get rid of chipmunks without hurting them:
1. Chipmunks are afraid of loud noises. So, scare the hell out of chipmunks by placing various objects looking like their natural enemies: a fake owl/hawk, and some sounds imitating these birds. They will definitely run away from your yard.
2. Also, you can buy from online stores liquids that reproduce coyote’s and bobcat’s urine scent. These animals are also natural predators of chipmunks. Apply this urine scent in key places of your garden, and chipmunks will never touch your property. Remember to apply these liquids from time to time, because rain washes the scent away.
3. Moth balls are also very effective in removing chipmunks out of the yard. Place a few moth balls around your garden and you’ll keep these little rodents away.
4. Cayenne pepper powder is another enemy that will keep chipmunks away. Sprinkle cayenne powder inside and near the chipmunk’s burrows. This will put them on the run because they can’t stand this intense scent.
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