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Old 10-14-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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I shot a chipmumk and a red squirrel today. I wasn't hunting and I'm not bragging,but having these critters in my attic all winter drives me nuts!
Nothing like having to listen to chipmunks digging between the walls all winter to make you want to "thin them out" before an new winter sets in.
Sometimes you have to do what you have to do in Maine regardless of popular sentiment. Have-a -heart traps do not work!! You must snuff out the colony or they will inundate you. Feel free to vent.
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: some where maine
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I shot a chipmumk and a red squirrel today. I wasn't hunting and I'm not bragging,but having these critters in my attic all winter drives me nuts!
Nothing like having to listen to chipmunks digging between the walls all winter to make you want to "thin them out" before an new winter sets in.
Sometimes you have to do what you have to do in Maine regardless of popular sentiment. Have-a -heart traps do not work!! You must snuff out the colony or they will inundate you. Feel free to vent.
lucky sombi@#$ i didn't get to shoot any thing today.but i will tomorrow.
them havahart traps make it easier to shoot them.iv have them in side the walls and ceiling drives me nuts you just wana blow a hole in the wall reach in and grab the lil @#$% and choke it to death.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Cashtown, PA
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Yeah a customer that aggravated me, and then one of those folks that sell things over the phone....
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: In a van, down by the river.... LOL
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I got those ultrasound things at the hardware store and plugged them into the sockets in my camper; and bought the square chunks of mouse bait. Put the mouse bait into the two areas I found poop in last trip here. Well, baits gone and there's not a peep of a squeaking mouse, chipmunk, or squirrel to be found. Not one pitter patter of dirty rotten rodent feet running overhead in my ceiling tonight.

Shootin' 'em is fine by me, but if you're having a hard time getting rid of all of them, you might want to invest in those ultrasound thingamajigs and some bait for back-up.

Maineah, are ya havin' fried chipmunk and eggs ovah light for breakfast tomorrow?
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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I shot a chipmumk and a red squirrel today. I wasn't hunting and I'm not bragging,but having these critters in my attic all winter drives me nuts!
Nothing like having to listen to chipmunks digging between the walls all winter to make you want to "thin them out" before an new winter sets in.
Sometimes you have to do what you have to do in Maine regardless of popular sentiment. Have-a -heart traps do not work!! You must snuff out the colony or they will inundate you. Feel free to vent.
Did you shoot them while IN your house? I have a friend that did. Doubles as a home remodeling project!
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Maine
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It's notable when we don't shoot something. *^&@!!! raccoons.
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:59 AM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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Vermin outside, perfectly fine. Inside? Nasty. We dispatch them regardless of how "cute" they are. Once they get in, they will continue to get in and spread filth and stench.

Nothing "cute" about that!
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:04 AM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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Plug the holes that let then in.....it's not rocket science
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Plug the holes that let then in.....it's not rocket science
Sometimes it's hard to find the spot they get in by, a mouse can slip in through a coin slot I think.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:04 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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Plug the holes that let then in.....it's not rocket science
They often don't leave a note describing how they've entered the house, whether it was through a roof vent or slipped between the foundation and the stucture of the house. Maybe we should teach them to be less scientific.
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