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Old 02/07/12, 12:31 PM
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Dcon for chipmunks

Will Dcon kill piney squirrels and chipmunks?? If not, what would dispatch them??
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Old 02/07/12, 01:05 PM
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I had a bunch of them this summer...digging up all the gravel under the foundation of my front steps. My sister had a similar problem with them. She told me this method. I killed 9 in about two days. Get a bucket and an inclined board, so that the board forms a 45 degree angle leading from the ground to the lip of the bucket. Fill the bucket half full of water. Pour enough black sunflower seeds so the water is completely covered. Put some of the seed on the board leading to the lip. My sister killed 17 this summer doing this.
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Old 02/07/12, 01:44 PM
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It may not be the most effective way, but I've found large fireworks down their burrows to be very satisfying.
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Old 02/07/12, 02:23 PM
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A .22 does a real good job, and it provides the added benefits of a) not putting poison out, and b) practicing up on your marksmanship.
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Old 02/07/12, 02:29 PM
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Barbait can do the job. I had squirrels under house and under the insulation in floor under hot water tank. Electric wires there, Had to get them out. Tank was counter top 40 gallon. Warm under it. I could get it under the house but not near tank but broke the bar in to 4 ths and they took it.
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Old 02/07/12, 07:33 PM
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There is a fly killer granuals, Blue Marlin or Purple Martin or some such. The feed store or TSC or Lowes should have it. Used to attract and kill flies.Pour some in a pan and add regular coke. Put the pan where the varmints can get it and your cats and dog can't. It is not labeled for that use and therefore is illegal, yet effective.
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Old 02/07/12, 09:20 PM
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I use a rat poison called Havoc on squirrels. It would probably work on chipmunks, too.

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Old 02/07/12, 10:15 PM
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or a bb gun or a good cat
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Old 02/08/12, 07:41 AM
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Rat traps with a peanut wired to the pan and smeared with peanut butter has taken many many chipmunks and red squirrels (piney) around here, and no decaying carcasses that cant be found
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Old 02/08/12, 01:39 PM
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Last summer i put the mouse poison down in their holes & it wasn't long till i did not see any more chipmunks or new holes so guess it worked here...I did not know what else to use...
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Old 02/09/12, 01:01 AM
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I use a cat.
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Old 02/09/12, 02:04 AM
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A pellet gun and a 11 year old boy. (or 12 yo girl in my house)
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Old 02/09/12, 10:26 AM
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having had beloved pets die from eating dcon or animals that ate decon..I would please beg you NOT to use it.
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