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How to Control ChipmunksChipmunk

While chipmunks are portrayed in cartoons and TV as cute, fuzzy and squeaky-voiced critters, for homeowners and gardeners though, these rodents can be quite a nuisance. Similar to its relative, the squirrel, chipmunks are also known as ground squirrels and are known for digging burrows and causing structural damage to patios, pools, foundations and retention walls.

Chipmunks are also a nightmare for gardeners by digging flower bulbs, emptying bird feeders of seed and stealing pet food. Chipmunks move quite fast and their populations can get out of control if left unchecked. If you have chipmunks present, there is also a large risk of attracting fleas to your property and possible disease being spread like the plague or Rocky Mountain spotted fever if there is a large number around.

Chipmunks reside in all 48 of the main states of America and are thriving outside of their natural habitat of the woods now more than ever before. Chipmunks are making their presence felt in suburban areas seeing as homes and gardens provide them with an ample amount of options when it comes to food.

As irritating as these creatures can be, they can be eradicated from your property with the right approach and the right control products which we have in stock here at Solutions Pest and Lawn. Keep reading to learn how you can eliminate this creature.

How To Get Rid of Chipmunk’s - Solutions 3 Step Guide

There are a variety of methods that you can try out when attempting to stop chipmunks from causing any further damage to your home or garden. However, not all of the methods you find out there while scouring the internet are effective. Depending on the number of chipmunks you are dealing with on your property there are a few methods proven to be effective which our staff here at Solutions recommends. We suggest a multi-tiered control program which includes trapping, repellant and exclusion.

Step 1: Setting traps are one of the most effective methods we recommend to get rid of chipmunks. We have in stock the Havahart Live Trap which provides a safe humane means of trapping troublesome chipmunks which you can easily then dispose of them. For best results, pre-bait the traps with a food that chipmunks would find hard to resist (peanut butter, cereal grains or fruits are a good option). Place the bait around and inside the trap, activate the trap and then check often to see if the offending chipmunks have been caught.

Once caught you can release the chipmunk several miles away from your property into the woods or hand them over to animal control so they can handle it.

Step 2: Repellants are another effective method to keep chipmunks away from your property by making your lawn seem unappealing. We have repellent products like Nature's Defense: All-Purpose Animal Repellent and Critter Ridder which can be laid out around your lawn and garden. Once chipmunks get a taste of these repellent granules, they’ll want no part of your yard and seek food elsewhere.

Step 3: Once the chipmunks have been eliminated with the trapping and repellant methods we’ve laid out above, keep your property chipmunk-free with exclusion measures. These include:

  • Clear the yard by removing piles of wood, debris or ground cover.

  • Move your bird feeders out of reach of chipmunks and avoid using sunflower seeds as bird seed.

  • Chipmunks should be excluded from buildings wherever possible by sealing off points of entry with copper mesh, caulking or other methods of sealant to keep chipmunks from gaining entry.

By following these simple steps, your chipmunk problems will be no more. Browse our chipmunk control products below and if you have any questions or concerns about your order or you need advice on control from a live expert, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email or phone.

 

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