What You Can Do to Avoid a Chipmunk Problem: Do you have a chipmunk problem? While these cute little rodents may seem harmless, they can cause a lot of damage to your property. These adorable little critters can quickly become a nuisance when they start digging up your yard, chewing on wires and insulation, and nesting in your walls. But don’t worry!
There are several things you can do to avoid a chipmunk problem. Learn more about how to keep chipmunks away from your property from the professionals at Shumaker Animal Control.
1. Seal Up Entry Points
Chipmunks can enter your home through small cracks and gaps, so sealing up any entry points is essential. Inspect your home’s exterior for holes in the foundation, gaps around doors and windows, and spaces around pipes and vents. Use caulk or foam sealant to fill in gaps and repair damage to your home’s foundation.
2. Remove Food Sources
Chipmunks are attracted to birdseed, nuts, fruits, and other food sources. Removing any potential food sources from your property is essential. Store birdseed in sealed containers, pick up fallen fruit from your trees, and don’t leave pet food outside. If you have a compost pile, make sure it’s securely covered.
3. Keep Your Yard Clean
A messy yard with overgrown vegetation and piles of leaves and debris can provide the perfect habitat for chipmunks. Keep your yard clean by regularly mowing grass, pruning trees and shrubs, and raking up leaves and debris. This will make your yard less attractive to chipmunks and help prevent other pests from taking up residence.
4. Install Fencing
Installing a fence around your garden can help keep chipmunks out. Use a fence that is at least two feet high and bury it at least six inches into the ground to prevent chipmunks from digging underneath it. Make sure there are no gaps in the fence where chipmunks could sneak through.
5. Use Natural Repellents
Several natural repellents can help keep chipmunks away from your property. One option is to sprinkle red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper around the perimeter of your yard. Another option is to plant natural repellent plants in your garden, such as daffodils, alliums, or garlic. You can also use predator urine, such as coyote or fox urine, which can be found at many garden centers.
6. Call in the Professionals
If you’ve tried the above methods and still have a chipmunk problem, it’s time to call in the professionals. An animal control company can help you identify and remove chipmunks from your property and maintain pest management to prevent future infestations.
Contact Shumaker’s Animal Control Today
Chipmunks may be cute, but they can cause a lot of damage to your home and property. If you need professional assistance to manage a chipmunk problem on your property, reach out to our animal control experts today.
Shumaker’s Animal Control follows a humane animal removal approach which involves trapping animals using live traps and relocating them to an approved wildlife management area. Additionally, we take measures to prevent other animals from entering the premises by securely sealing all entry points.
Our team is equipped and experienced to help you in any situation related to trapping and removing various animals, such as chipmunks, squirrels, raccoons, foxes, groundhogs, bats, and more. Call us at (443) 854-8072 or fill out our contact form on our website.