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Chris Landscaper
Chipmunks are ruining my work!

I installed a bluestone patio over a 6" bed of stonedust which I compacted. The chipmunks seem to have opened some sort of theme park under there with the obvious result. Any ideas?

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Chipmunks are ruining my work!

Kill off the chipmonk food and the chipmonks go away.

Chris
Re: Chipmunks are ruining my work!

1) Get a good outdoor cat or a Schipperke. We have had no chipmunk problems since our Schip came to live with us 10 years ago!

2) Over time, various varmints will tunnel through your screenings, and from time to time you will have to lift the stones, refil the area with screenings, compact and then re-lay the stone. Once you get rid of the chipmunks (and make sure you get rid of any entry to your house from the screening bed, which is what they are looking for), you should only have to do a few stones every few years.

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