Chipmunks
Chipmunks in your garage or under your deck? Chipmunks chewing wires or eating your bird seed and pet food? Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective chipmunk removal and exclusion services.

Description

Chipmunks are cute, furry little creatures who are closely related to squirrels. These small rodents can be found all around the world, especially North America! These tiny animals can climb trees and over structures such as fences, which can lead to problems for property owners. Chipmunks ran multiply rapidly, which can cause a lot of damage to building structures and vegetation, so controlling populations is necessary!

Appearance and Behavior

  • Chipmunks measure about 8 inches long
  • Weigh no more than a few ounces
  • Brown fur color color with bright stripes that appear black, white, and tan
  • Chipmunks also possess white underbellies and cheeks capable of storing large amounts of food or dirt

Habitat

Most chipmunks live in the North American Continent. Woodlands are favored habitats among these little furry creatures; however, you can also find them scurrying around from shelter to shelter in suburban and rural environments. Chipmunks dig burrows which are typically situated near small shrubs or manmade structures, which provide sufficient shelter. Regions of harsh winters drive chipmunks underground to feed on stored food until warmer weather returns.

Problems

Entry

Will chipmunks enter my home or yard?

Rarely spotted inside buildings, besides walls, chipmunks prefer their outdoor environment. Chipmunks love shrubbery and large bushes because they provide the rodents with ample cover. Their favorite foods are seeds, nuts and vegetables, so watch out for your garden! Chipmunks have been known to also nibble on uncovered animal feed.

Damage

Do chipmunks harm people or property?

Chipmunks like to eat flower bulbs, seeds and vegetables. They are considered pests because of this! Because chipmunk populations can grow exponentially, if their numbers are left unchecked, they can cause major damage to buildings and homes! Foundations, patios, and sidewalks are at elevated risk during infestations. The rodents are also known to steal bird eggs, which can negatively impact local bird populations.

Control

Control and Safety

Gardeners can build fences surrounding their crops, but chipmunks possess the athletic ability to climb over or burrow under such barriers! To decrease chipmunk infestations, individuals should attempt to remove their favorite food sources from the immediate area, such as the seeds found in bird feeders. However, eradicating all sources of sustenance is difficult because chipmunks are very resourceful!

Trapping and Removal

When basic deterrents and exclusion methods fail, Critter Control can step in to save the day. Simply waiting for chipmunks to leave is a mistake that only allows infestations to escalate. Be proactive and trust our trained technicians to eradicate the pests as swiftly and humanely as possible.

We can help you get rid of chipmunk problems! Call our Salt Lake City office today! 801.997.9965.

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