How To Identify Chipmunk Problems
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. Due to their seemingly careless nature, chipmunks are often the source of nuisance wildlife complaints and can be very destructive when they invade personal property. Chipmunks are persistent, which is why it can be helpful to hire a professional to not only remove the nuisance chipmunks but to examine and repair your home to eliminate the chance of future chipmunk infestation.
Eastern chipmunks typically inhabit mature woodlands and woodlot edges, but they also occupy areas in and around suburban and rural homes. Chipmunks will invade property and burrow under structures in search of food. They will consume flower bulbs, seeds or seedlings, and bird seed, grass seed and pet food that is not stored in sealed containers.
Chipmunks are persistent creatures that will work very hard digging burrows under your home in well hidden areas. If you are experiencing a chipmunk problem in your home or place of business, chances are these nuisance critters have already established multiple entry points. The burrow entrance is usually about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter. Our chipmunk removal professionals will assess the problem and take the necessary steps to not only remove the chipmunk or chipmunks from your home or building but also repair damaged areas and reduce the possibility of future chipmunk infestation.
What To Do Before The Chipmunk Removal Specialist Arrives
Chipmunk Control and Safety
Chipmunks are not dangerous animals, however, if you are able to identify with certainty that you have chipmunks invading your home we recommend that you contact your local Critter Control office and take a few steps to prepare for the technician’s arrival. You should be able to identify the general area of the home or building that the chipmunks are burrowing. Take a walk around the exterior and try to identify the point(s) of entry. This will be helpful for the chipmunk removal technician. Once the family of chipmunks has entered your area they will essentially settle in and make it home. They will establish areas to sleep, urinate and eat. They have a tendency to be very destructive, and despite their small size, chipmunk damage can be extensive.
Contact a Critter Control Chipmunk Specialist
Chipmunk removal and professional Chipmunk prevention services should be contacted as soon as a Chipmunk issue is identified. Call 1-800-CRITTER (274-8837)
What To Expect Once A Chipmunk Technician Arrives
Chipmunk Trapping and Removal
Critter Control Technicians are Certified Wildlife Specialists, with the knowledge and tools to get rid of your Chipmunk problem. Critter Control offices practice humane Chipmunk removal techniques that ensure the safe capture and release of the nuisance animals.
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. Your Critter Control technician will assess the damage caused by the nuisance chipmunks and provide solutions not only for repairing the damaged area but will also present a prevention strategy, which may include securing the chipmunks’ entry points to your home or business. The sooner these issues are handled and addressed by our chipmunk removal expert, the lower the overall cost. Don’t wait to call Critter Control if you see signs of chipmunks near your home!