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Do chipmunks eat peanut butter?

Last Updated: 23rd February, 2020

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Can chipmunks eat peanut butter (a natural bait) Peanut butter is, actually, the number one attractant for chipmunks. Not only is it made from nuts (which chipmunks can't get enough of), but the sugar content is high, which keeps the chipmunks coming back for more.

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Also question is, what is the best bait for chipmunks?

As mentioned above, the best bait for chipmunks will be sunflower seeds, but many people will also use fruit and other seeds to tempt the animal into the trap. Chipmunks also love nuts, so peanuts and peanut butter can also be successful, and some people even use popcorn.

Furthermore, what food is poisonous to chipmunks? Sweeney's Mole and Gophers Poison Peanuts Pellets is a small volume option that uses flavored peanut pellets to attract and kill rodents. The poison acts quickly, killing rodents as they eat it. The unique design of the packaging is made specially for underground rodents, including chipmunks.

Also Know, what smells do chipmunks hate?

Contrary to the noses of humans, chipmunks absolutely can't stand the smells of certain strong oils like peppermint, citrus, cinnamon, and eucalyptus. Additionally, chipmunks can't stand the smell of garlic.

What animals kill chipmunks?

– The bobcat. Bobcats are adaptable and opportunistic predators like all of their feline cousins. So, they can readily vary their prey selection and hunt animals of all sizes, including chipmunks, which they kill by pouncing and making great use of their sharp, retractable claws. – The red squirrel.

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Do chipmunks eat mice?

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Will Irish Spring soap keep chipmunks away?

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What scent will keep chipmunks away?

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Will bleach kill chipmunks?

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