Chipmunk

Appearance

Reddish-brown in color, up to 12 inches in length including tail, about 5 stripes down its back, round small ears.

Habitat

Chipmunks thrive in wooded areas, or urban habitats where brush and shrubs provide cover from predatorial animals. They can climb trees and easily construct intricate tunnel systems underground using sticks, foliage debris, and rocks. They make sharp chattering and clicking noises and spend most of their day foraging for food; stuffing their cheeks to the max. Breeding happens twice per year in early spring and then again in the late summer. Chipmunks do not hibernate.

Diet

Chipmunks prefer seeds, nuts, grains, fruit, insects, mushrooms, worms, and bird eggs.

Chipmunk Control

Making your property less attractive to chipmunks is the key to preventing them from occupying your property in the first place. Once they settle in, their burrows can cause massive damage to flower beds, landscaping, and the structure of your home. Keeping bird seed in tightly sealed containers, and feeding areas tidy will eliminate a convenient meal for chipmunks in the yard. Where large populations have invaded a property, options for professional exclusion may be necessary.

Chipmunk
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