People benefit from hiring a professional pest control service because the company employs experts who know how to get rid of an infestation without harming people, damaging property, or wasting money on methods that don’t work for chipmunks. While some people might try to take matters into their own hands and rent traps or try to poison the chipmunks, these methods can be costly as well as dangerous and illegal. Pest control experts know how to work within the confines of state laws to eliminate the problem so chipmunks won’t come back.
Chipmunks are outdoor pests because they are known for digging up yards and ruining the landscaping around homes. In colder months, they may decide to make a home in someone's walls, attic, or garage. They can also ruin the foundation of a home by burrowing underneath the house and creating tunnels that damage the ground structure. It is important to hire a registered pest control professional who is experienced in dealing specifically with chipmunks.
Pest control services use various methods to deal with chipmunk problems depending on a variety of factors. Professionals can use multiple types of traps or deterrents to eliminate chipmunks and prevent them from coming back. Granular and liquid repellents can be put in the yard or around bird feeders to keep chipmunks away. We can also remove insulation that contains nests or has been damaged due to chipmunks’ living inside the walls. The Bug-Off professional can vacuum droppings and clean up other debris left behind by the infestation. The technician also may seal gaps around the roofline and property to prevent critters from coming inside the home in the future.
The control of chipmunks can require practical methods of trapping and if possible, exclusion from the building. Based on the severity of the infestation, it may take several services of trapping to remove the entire population. For a quicker and more permanent solution, the option of exclusion can prevent future occurrences and guarantees your home will be free of chipmunks.
Chipmunks can build burrows adjacent to the foundation when woodpiles, debris, or ground cover provide protection. Also, trees, and shrubs that connect wooded areas with the foundation can encourage building burrows next to the foundation.
Female chipmunks can have a litter of up to eight babies every 31 days, which means a chipmunk infestation can multiply quickly. They especially enjoy living under patios and outdoor staircases, as these conditions provide the idea nesting area that shelters chipmunks from the elements. People who plant hedges, bushes, or flowers close to the walls of their homes can also experience infestations because shrubbery provides protection from predators.
People can often identify a chipmunk infestation by the mess the creatures leave behind. People may notice droppings or gnawed wood shavings on or near patios or stairs, holes or piles of dirt in the yard, or damaged flower beds or shrubbery. If you notice any signs of a chipmunk infestation, contact a pest control service right away. The sooner a registered professional can assess the situation and eliminate the problem, the less damage you will incur to your property.