I was finishing up my spring clean-up today (I'm very, very late due to a freezing cold April and a pulled back muscle) and was clearing up some leaves. There was some dead grass under the leaves which I thought odd but didn't make that much note of it. I then realized there was something under the grass so I reached in to pull it out - and got the shock of my life when I realized I was "petting" a chipmunk! It scampered out, quickly followed by another one. I suspect there are babies in the hole.
I don't have anything against critters as a rule, but nesting in amongst my monarda and sunflowers just won't do.
How do I get them to leave?