Chipmunks are furry, swift little mammals that closely resemble a small or baby squirrel. During this time of year, they can become a nuisance wildlife problem for home and property owners. Although adorable-looking and fun to watch, their behavior behind our backs can be quite naughty. They are most known for raiding vegetable gardens and flower beds, but chipmunks can be much naughtier than that! Continue reading to learn more about chipmunk nuisance behavior and how to stop it in its tracks.
Get Rid of Chipmunks
Chipmunks are omnivores. They raid garden beds to dine on insects, plant bulbs, and nuts. This is frustrating for gardeners who put so much time, money, and effort into creating their front and backyard masterpieces! Gardening is not cheap, flowers and plants are not cheap, and the work it requires to maintain them is tough. So homeowners want to protect them from nuisance wildlife like chipmunks. Here’s how they, and you, can accomplish this:
Although chipmunk traps can be non-lethal and effective, it is not recommended as a DIY approach for chipmunk control. Only trained and licensed wildlife control contractors should handle any wild animal. Never attempt to set a chipmunk trap, handle chipmunks, or harm or kill chipmunks and other wildlife.
There are several types of chipmunk repellent available online and at local gardening stores. They can come in powder form, pellet form, aerosol form, and more. There are even homemade natural recipes for chipmunk repellent using soap, hot peppers, and garlic. Although relatively inexpensive, they are not very effective, nor permanent (requiring routine applications), and should be used as a temporary means of nuisance wildlife protection.
You can choose to install certain structural obstructions, like rock walls and garden fencing, to thwart chipmunk presence. This can be a relatively inexpensive addition, or a large costly landscape change. It all depends on personal preference and the options you choose. A rock wall is more expensive than installing simple garden fence, and both range in quality and price.
Chipmunk Removal and Control
The most effective method to getting rid of a chipmunk problem is to hire a chipmunk removal and control company. They retain the proper licensing, training, equipment, and experience to get rid of chipmunks using safe and non-lethal methods. They use exclusion methods or trapping methods, or a combination of both, along with several other industry practices, to safely and humanely remove chipmunks and prevent their return. And all at economical prices!
Wildlife Animal Removal in Indianapolis
Call Wildlife Animal Removal at 317-257-2290 for chipmunk removal services in Indianapolis. We are DNR licensed and highly trained wildlife rescue and control technicians that use safe and humane practices to get rid of chipmunks around your residential or commercial property. We provide animal removal, control, and proofing at the most competitive prices in town! Call 317-257-2290 if you have a chipmunk problem in Indianapolis, IN.