How to Get Rid of Chipmunks Using Natural Home Remedies
Do you have chipmunks in the yard or garden that are causing absolute havoc? In general, chipmunks don’t damage property but they can stress out gardeners by digging up and damaging garden patches. Here are our top suggestions for getting rid of chipmunks using natural home remedies.
1. Set Up Multiple Rodent Traps
It’s likely that you are dealing with more than one chipmunk so we would suggest setting up multiple units of small rodent traps to capture them. It may take some trial-and-error to figure out what the chipmunks like, but in general, foods like sunflower seeds and peanuts work great as a chipmunk bait.
2. Set up a Homemade Bucket Trap
All you need is a bucket of water, some sunflower seeds, and a ramp. First, place plenty of sunflower seeds in the bucket of water (enough so that there is a small layer floating on top). next, place a ramp (such as a wooden plank) on the side of the bucket so that there is a path for the chipmunks to get to the sunflower seeds. Now, go inside and give it a day or two for the chipmunks to climb up the ramp and fall into the bucket.
This method will also work for other wild rodents that make an appearance in your house, such as mice and rats. You may, however, need to experiment with different baits. Mice, for example, love peanut butter.
3. Introduce a Natural Predator
If it’s an option then consider bringing in or adopting an outdoor cat. In general, cats are very good at catching small rodents like chipmunks. The rodents are also likely to stay away from your yard if they smell the scent of their top predators. As an alternative option, you could also purchase products like fox urine to deter the chipmunks.