Chipmunk Control

Chipmunk Control, Trapping & Removal Services

We can rid you of Chipmunk problems safely and efficiently

Traditionally described as small critters who scamper along the ground stuffing their cheeks full with food, chipmunks are rarely considered pests. However, the rodents constantly search for food and objects to gnaw on, which leads to problems when they inhabit urban areas. Although the animals are very tiny, chipmunks are capable of causing serious damage to lawns, gardens, electrical wires, and structural foundations.

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Often thought of as miniature squirrels, chipmunks have small pointed heads, four legs, and claws on their feet. Only reaching about 6 inches in length, the rodents are hard to spot. Eastern chipmunks are brown with stripes of white above and below their eyes. They also have white and black stripes running down their backs. Western chipmunks look very similar. However, their stripes are more defined and their fur appears reddish-brown. Both species of chipmunks have bushy tails that add an additional 3 inches to their overall length.

DIET

As they are omnivorous creatures, chipmunks keep extremely versatile diets. The rodents eat mostly nuts, seeds, fruits, grass, and other types of vegetation. Chipmunks will also consume small animals, such as frogs and worms, in addition to unattended bird eggs.

HABITAT

Chipmunks generally like wooded areas that offer plenty of cover from predators. They especially like to burrow under rocks, logs, and brush piles. Chipmunks are widespread throughout the Nearctic region and occupy both urban and suburban environments where trees are present. We most commonly remove chipmunks from properties in GeorgiaTexasNorth CarolinaLouisiana, and South Carolina. Contact your local Trutech office today to learn about our chipmunk removal and exclusion services!

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

Although they do so infrequently, chipmunks can enter homes while searching for food and shelter. Given their small size, they are capable of wiggling through any holes a quarter of an inch in diameter or larger. Gardeners and farmers deal with the animals on a regular basis, and they particularly enjoy private properties where nearby watering holes provide ample nourishment.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

Chipmunks burrow for shelter, which becomes particularly problematic when they nest in residential lawns as it leads to crop destruction and can damage various structures around the yard. Luckily, they travel in small groups and only a few chipmunks are usually found on a single acre of property. Further problems arise when the animals consume pet, bird, or livestock feeds.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

Property owners can deter chipmunk presence by burying hardware cloth a few inches into the ground — as this stops the animals from digging and damaging structures like sidewalks and patios. Similar methods of prevention involve patching any building holes with caulk. Removing various debris from yards that chipmunks can use for cover, such as woodpiles, lawn care equipment, and organic matter like leaves and brush, also reduces the possibility of attracting the rodents.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

Trutech employs experts who understand chipmunk habits and can utilize their knowledge to remove the creatures from private properties. Our staff works as a team to assess problems in order to remove chipmunk pests humanely.