The eastern chipmunk and the least chipmunk are the two most widely distributed and notable species. The eastern chipmunk’s range includes most of the eastern United States. The least chipmunk’s range includes most of Canada, the United States Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin and parts of the upper Midwest.
Chipmunk problems occur because chipmunks often create burrows in well-hidden areas near objects or buildings. The burrow entrance is usually about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter. The chipmunk carries the dirt in its cheek pouches and scatters it away from the burrow, making the burrow entrance less conspicuous. Eastern chipmunks typically inhabit mature woodlands and woodlot edges, but they also inhabit areas in and around suburban and rural homes.
Chipmunks are considered minor agricultural pests throughout North America. When chipmunks are present in large numbers they can cause structural damage by burrowing under patios, stairs, retention walls or foundations. They may also consume flower bulbs, seeds or seedlings, and bird seed, grass seed and pet food that is not stored in rodent-proof storage containers.
If you think you are experiencing a chipmunk problem or need help to identify chipmunk damage, please call your local Critter Control office. Our Critter Control chipmunk removal specialist use the proper methods to get rid of chipmunks including chipmunk trapping. For chipmunk problems, chipmunk control, chipmunk removal and to prevent future chipmunk damage contact Critter Control at 1.800.CRITTER.
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