Problems Caused by Chipmunks in Yards
Chipmunks are unwelcome in yards for a number of reasons. They spend most of their time foraging for food and creating underground tunnels. These activities destroy lawns, deplete gardens, and can cause structural damage to sidewalks, porch stoops, and even the foundations of houses. Chipmunks hog birdbaths, steal from birdfeeders, and eat newly planted seeds and bulbs, as well.
Chipmunk holes, the entrances to the pests' underground tunnel systems, typically measure one inch in diameter and can be found near plants or around the base of birdfeeders. The presence of chipmunk burrows in yards can create many problems. Since the pests like to tunnel near sources of food, their digging often uproots plants and negatively affects the health of gardens. They also destroy cultivated landscaping and make yardwork challenging. Finally, given a big enough infestation, chipmunk holes and burrows can cause sections of sidewalks or porch stoops to sink into the ground.
To reduce the possibility of attracting chipmunks to yards, individuals can erect fencing and plant certain strong-smelling flowers in their gardens. However, these methods don't always work.
Get Professional Help
Once chipmunk holes are spotted in yards, property owners should contact professional wildlife control. The specialists at Critter Control have the tools and knowledge to effectively remove infestations of the pest. Our trained technicians eradicate chipmunk presence and offer tips on avoiding future run-ins.
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