I have had a problem with chipmunks in my yard for the ten years I have lived in my house. Before I started gardening I never paid much attention to them. Now I am much more aware of them and have hoped they would stay out of the garden.
Well tonight I was getting ready to fire up the fire pit and enjoy some quality time with the family when one of these little jokers bolted from my lima bean bed across my patio and under my air conditioning unit. I grabbed a broom and tried to get him from under the AC unit but it ran back into the lima beans and I couldn't find him.
So I pulled out my rat traps that I use when I try to catch these guys, but we were completely out of peanut butter. I searched the cabinet, what to use....what to use....YES, Little Debbie Oatmeal Pies. I love oatmeal pies so surely chipmunks do too. I baited up three traps, one by the AC unit and two in between the lima bean bed.
Hopefully this will work, I have lettuce and spinach near those lima beans and this guy could do a lot of damage.