Asked on Dec 11, 2015

How to stop chipmunks from chewing garage door weatherstripping

by Debbie

We have replaced the weatherstripping once and the chipmunks have chewed through that again. How do I keep chipmunks away?

  11 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 11, 2015
    You can try mothballs, liquid garlic, dirty kitty liter, cat fur.
  • Judy Ackerman Judy Ackerman on Dec 11, 2015
    I used to trap them and then move them to a location a couple of miles away. If you don't mind eradicating them get a cat.
  • Wow I have never heard of chipmunks doing this- darn critters. I would go to your dollar store and get some cinnamon and cayenne pepper and sprinkle. If there is no where to sprinkle (sprinkle ground too) I would wet it and see if it will make a paste and paint it on the weather stripping good luck
  • Kathy. Kathy. on Dec 12, 2015
    They can probably smell some sort of food in there. Do you have dog/cat or bird food in the garage? Place is well sealed metal containers. The critters can chew through plastic. Best thing to do is trap them and get rid of them. They multiply.
  • Crp Crp on Dec 12, 2015
    I had the same problem they are nesting in your garage, I builder a cement bump right up behind the strip they are very Persistent they even tunneled under to get in I also did the cayenne pepper EVERYDAY& mothballs,but they are in for the winter I would start in early spring & stay strong be diligent it will stop a cat is good too.good luck
  • Janice James Janice James on Dec 12, 2015
    I read this in an organic garden book, get 4 to 5 jalapeno peppers or hotter variety place in a pot with 2cups water boil , let cool and put in a spray bottle, spray on areas (good thing is it doesn't stain) you can also put this on plants that are being eaten by bugs and worms.
  • Meem Kaplan Meem Kaplan on Dec 13, 2015
    Rodents do not like mint. I use mint essential oil and drop around the places I do not want them. Then when they move out? Use it on the door frames and the base of the car door.
  • S.wollert S.wollert on Dec 14, 2015
    I don't know if this will work for chipmunks, but it did for a dog that I had that had a habit of chewing on our back door. You know the goopy stuff that is on your bottle of dishsoap, the build up of soap. Just take that an smear it on where the chipmunks are chewing. If they are like my dog, they'll hate it.
  • Lori Johnson Lori Johnson on Dec 14, 2015
    My sister had squirrels nest in her attic one year. The trapper who removed them advised to invest in Wolf urine. They r a predator of squirrels. If u can't find any, moth balls work good too. Plus moth balls repel raccoons, possums, Antilles, snakes too. They worked for me when I first moved in to my place. Becuz it Sat vacant for two years, there was a eco wildlife society in my back yard!
  • Judywoodruff Judywoodruff on Dec 16, 2015
    We used hot sauce mixed with water in a spray bottle. Spray it on any place you don't want squirrels or chipmunks. They hate it.
  • Grady Grady on Jan 12, 2016
    Cats or even dogs. They should chase them away.