Do They Cause Damage?
Chipmunk damage comes from feeding activity, as they can damage some flowers and plants. Other damage occurs due to them burrowing under walks and patios.
Do I Know Have An Infestation?
You often hear Chipmunks before you see them. They will let out a warning “chirp” when they sense danger and immediately scurry to seek refuge. If your lucky, and quick, you can see them before they vanish! You may also find damage to plants or burrows. Burrows typically appear as a clean hole in the ground with no excavated soil near the entrance.
What Can Masters Touch Do?
Chipmunk populations can be reduced using traps. A thorough inspection to identify the areas that are most attractive to them will help to develop a trapping strategy.
How Can You Help?
Chipmunks primarily inhabit wooded areas. They like heavy ground cover plantings like pachysandra and thrive in loose stone landscape and retaining walls. Firewood and brush piles also provide prime habitat for them. Reducing attractive habitats around the home can help keep them in the woods where they are generally harmless.
Chipmunks, as well as mice, are a reservoir for the Spirochete that causes Lyme disease.