Chipmunks, a member of the rodent family, are tiny omnivorous rodents with species-varying markings. The two most common types of chipmunks in the United States are the Eastern chipmunk and the least chipmunk. Chipmunks rarely get into homes but often hover near outdoor areas like under porches and foundations of homes. A chipmunk problem can be incredibly frustrating for homeowners, so we suggest consulting a professional chipmunk removal company like Critter Control of Salt Lake City. Call our office today or contact us HERE.
Getting Rid of Chipmunks
The most effective way to make certain that your chipmunk problem is handled effectively and humanely is to contact a professional wildlife removal company and have chipmunk removal specialists handle the issue. Our technicians can help with removal and also future prevention of chipmunk infestations.
Control and Safety
In order to discourage chipmunks out of homes and gardens, be sure to take these steps:
- To keep chipmunks away from homes and gardens, cover vulnerable areas with hardware cloth or wire mesh and seal any cracks or holes along exterior walls.
- Moving bird feeders away from homes also discourages chipmunks from burrowing near human dwellings.
- The odor of mothballs may also discourage the rodents.
Are chipmunks known to enter homes or yards?
- In suburban areas, chipmunks do not usually get into homes. They do, however, burrow under walls, patios, or home foundations and cause structural damage.
- These small rodents can get through incredibly small spaces and eat unsecured bird or pet food in garages, sheds, and yards.
- Chipmunks may also dig up bulbs and seedlings from gardens.
- They may also nest in attics.
Chipmunks are not known to attack humans, but their burrows may cause structural or electrical damage to homes and other buildings. Gardens and agricultural areas may suffer from the rodents eating bulbs, seeds, and sprouts. When chipmunks come into contact with human habitations, they can be responsible for transmitting diseases, or parasites and insect pests such as fleas.