I never approve of people who try to “do it themselves” when it comes to controlling pests. Too often the pest problem gets worse with other serious consequences. However in this case I applaud the customer for their ingenuity with solving a pest problem. I went to pick up some product at a vendor of ours when I realized the front door to the office lobby was blocked by cardboard. Upon closer examination I noticed some orange tape with the words “chipmunk guard” written on the cardboard. I stepped over the obstacle as it was not a human guard and compliment the receptionist on her invention. She laughed & said that the office gets hot and they like to have some fresh air so they open the lobby door. Unfortunately every time they open the door the chipmunks come running into the office & wreak havoc on the staff. She said that you would hear a scream or someone drop something and you knew that “Alvin” was in the building. So that is the story of how the unofficial “chipmunk guard” got started and to this day seems to be working.