July 7, 2023
Chipmunks are small, lively creatures known for their adorable appearance and their tendency to dig burrows and wreak havoc in gardens. While they may seem harmless, chipmunks can cause damage to property and disrupt the natural balance of your yard.
If you find yourself dealing with a chipmunk infestation and wish to reclaim your space, there are several effective methods you can employ:
Remove food sources: Chipmunks are attracted to areas with abundant food sources. Clean up any fallen fruits, nuts, or birdseed in your yard and secure your garbage cans tightly. By eliminating their food supply, you may discourage chipmunks from sticking around.
Seal entry points: Inspect your property for any openings or gaps that chipmunks could use to enter. Close off these entry points by sealing cracks in your foundation, repairing damaged screens, and installing door sweeps on exterior doors. This will make it harder for chipmunks to access your home and yard.
Install fencing: Surround vulnerable areas of your garden or yard with a barrier. Dig a trench around the area and bury a wire mesh fence at least 12 inches deep. Ensure the fence is also tall enough to prevent chipmunks from climbing over it. This method can be effective for protecting specific areas like flower beds or vegetable gardens.
Employ natural predators: Encourage natural predators of chipmunks, such as owls, hawks, or domestic cats, to frequent your yard. Creating an environment that attracts these predators, such as by installing bird feeders to attract birds of prey, may help keep chipmunks at bay.
Seek professional assistance: If your chipmunk problem persists or becomes unmanageable, you can contact a professional pest control service. They can assess the situation and provide appropriate measures to resolve the issue.
Contact Secured Environments for removal and exclusion services to allow the animal to leave safely.