Chipmunks are easy prey for many animals including hawks, foxes, raccoons, weasels, snakes, and cats. In order to protect themselves, chipmunks try to stay out of sight. They conceal their burrows and nests and try to stay out of open spaces.
Chipmunk removal can sometimes be accomplished simply by evaluating how your property attracts these little animals, and then removing or altering those elements.
To discourage chipmunks, place your landscaping features so that they do not provide continuous cover. If trees, shrubs and groundcovers are planted close together, and especially if they go all the way to a wooded area, they are inviting to chipmunks onto the property because of the concealment that such plants offer. Wood piles, debris, tall weeds, etc. also contribute the problem. If plants and other things are present all the way to the house, chipmunks may eventually attempt to access the home in search of food.
If altering the landscape is not an option, then we can install barriers around gardens and flower beds that will keep the chipmunks out. This method is called exclusion, or block-out. We also trap and remove chipmunks from yards, gardens and parks. This is done with both live traps and kill products.
Birdfeeders are also attractive to chipmunks. Place birdfeeders out in the open and away from the house in order to discourage chipmunks. Chipmunk poisons should not be used at birdfeeders because of the poisonous risk to the birds.
If chipmunks are present inside the home, complete chipmunk removal is necessary. Call 1-888-488-7720 to locate a professional wildlife control operator who specializes in chipmunk removal.