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Anything to help get rid of chipmunks? 
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Post Anything to help get rid of chipmunks?
Last fall had a bumper crop of acorns and now we're suffering from lots of chipmunks who are eating my wife's perennial garden. Is there anything to dilute and spray on plants and/or ground to keep them away?

Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:55 pm

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Post Re: Anything to help get rid of chipmunks?
Apparently, the trick to keeping away mammalian pests is scent and taste deterrents. If it isn't delicious, they leave it alone.

Some gardeners have suggested Peppermint essential oil, others Black Pepper essential oil, Cayenne Pepper oil, and Clove essential oils.

Here, also, is a page from an organic gardener that may be helpful:


Thanks for posting! Please let us know if we can help further.

Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:32 pm

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Post Re: Anything to help get rid of chipmunks?
My wife got something today w/rosemary, cinnamon, and some "mint" oil in it--she said it smells good. We'll see if it works. :P

Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:09 pm

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Post Re: Anything to help get rid of chipmunks?
I have not been able to find a essential oil solution, but we use fox urine pellets to deter our Thirteen Line Ground Squirrels (or called gophers in some states) from tearing up our landscaping. It works really well and it is kind.

Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:57 am
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