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.

Identifying Chipmunks

Closely related to squirrels, chipmunks stick mainly to the ground and dig burrows for food, storage, and shelter. The small rodents can climb trees and over structures like fences, which leads to issues for property owners. Controlling chipmunk populations is of great importance because their numbers increase rapidly and they can perpetrate severe damage to building structures and vegetation.

Appearance

Chipmunks are small creatures and measure about 8 inches (20 cm) long and weigh no more than a few ounces. They are covered in fur, most of which is brown in color, and have prominently featured stripes that typically appear black, white, and tan. Chipmunks also have white underbellies, and cheeks capable of storing large amounts of food or dirt.

Habitat

Chipmunk burrows are usually situated near small shrubs or manmade structures, which provide ample cover. Regions with cold winters drive them underground until warmer weather returns. Until then, chipmunks feed on stored food they gathered throughout the previous months.

Chipmunk Problems

Entry

Though occasionally spotted inside buildings, the rodents prefer outdoor environments. Chipmunks need things like shrubs and bushes, which provide them with cover, that cannot typically be found inside homes. Their favored food sources, like seeds, nuts, vegetables, carrion, and small amphibians, attract the animals to lawns. Uncovered pet food also serves as a viable food option for hungry chipmunks and may lead them onto private property.

Damage

Chipmunks eat flower bulbs, dig for seeds, and consume various vegetables found on lawns and in gardens. Chipmunks can damage structures with their burrowing habits. Foundations, patios, and sidewalks are at elevated risk with chipmunk infestations.

Chipmunk Control

Control and Safety

Gardeners can attempt to fence in crops, but chipmunks possess the ability to climb over or burrow under such barriers. To reduce the possibility of chipmunk infestations, individuals should attempt to remove food sources from the immediate area, such as the seeds found in birdfeeders. However, eradicating all sources of sustenance is difficult because chipmunks are such resourceful creatures.

Trapping and Removal

When basic deterrents and exclusion methods fail, Critter Control of Peoria 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.

Critter Control of Peoria will implement proven prevention methods to keep chipmunks out!

Call Critter Control of Peoria to get rid of your chipmunk problems. 309.270.1913

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