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Old 06-21-2018, 12:44 PM   #1
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garden pests!!!

I'm used to having back yard critters roam around the yard, occasionally digging in the gardens plots, but usually not a problem.

This year we have lots of chipmunks that have a habit of munching my tomato plants, stripping them bare.

So I figure I'll put down some mothballs and sprinkle cayenne pepper on the plants to deter them....

NOPE!

They must love hot pepper, and the grackles seem to not know that the mothballs are not eggs because they keep taking them out of the garden boxes and try to "crack them open".

My next line of attack is going to be sticky traps around the remaining plants!

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Old 06-22-2018, 01:05 PM   #2
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8 inches of water in a 5 gallon bucket
then float a 6 inch plastic lid with
a handful of sunflower seeds on it
place a ramp up to the bucket rim
chippys jump in to get seeds and drown
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:10 PM   #3
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8 inches of water in a 5 gallon bucket
then float a 6 inch plastic lid with
a handful of sunflower seeds on it
place a ramp up to the bucket rim
chippys jump in to get seeds and drown
Yup the ole stairway to heaven trick, works well!

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or the mini havahart works extremely well
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:36 AM   #5
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I will flip a coin, either sticky trap or "dunk tank".

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got five mice in one night

apparently

other floating mice doesn't stop them from trying to jump in
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I found another deterrent that seems to do the trick (much to the chagrin of my family).
I sprinkle large predator urine around the garden box. Not on the plants, but around the perimeter. There hasn't been any further destruction to the plants.

By large predator I mean ME.

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I found another deterrent that seems to do the trick (much to the chagrin of my family).
I sprinkle large predator urine around the garden box. Not on the plants, but around the perimeter. There hasn't been any further destruction to the plants.

By large predator I mean ME.
Not that far off of an idea. I usually spread coyote urine around the perimeter of my garden. I get a bottle of it at the co-op

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Old 07-11-2018, 12:21 PM   #9
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So far mothballs seem to be keeping the bunnies out of the beans, if they stop working large predator urine is next. The woodchucks keep dying of lead poisoning..

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Whitetail eating the hostsa ,,,, nice to know their still around my neighborhood
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invite them in for a weed cookie
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