So THEY don't make YOUR home THEIR home!

Lifespan / Lifestyle

A chipmunk can live up to seven years, but most don’t survive their first year in the wild. To communicate squirrels use body gestures with tail waving, their vocabulary is limited, but most communication happens with the body. Chipmunks live in woodlands, lawns, gardens, parks, and brushy areas. They burrow underground and their homes are normally blocked off by a large rock, tree stump, or post. The tunnels are normally two to three feet beneath the ground.

Sleep / Hibernation

Chipmunks are hibernating animals, but they do not get fat like others, every couple of days they wake-up to eat, and on warm, sunny, winter days, they may be seen above ground.

Diet

Chipmunks eat mostly plants, but they also eat small vertebrates, such as snails, or slugs. They will take handouts from humans; this can include a wide variety of items from pastries, to pizza.

Chipmunk Notes

Chipmunks are climbers they come in anywhere and they come in numbers from one to many. They can be controlled through, exclusion, and trapping. Trapping is more advised on inside attics, crawl spaces, and wall cavities. They chew on wiring, cause wire damage, wall and attic fires. Also property value decreases with animal or rodent infestations. And you are responsible as a home owner to solve your animal damage problem, through animal control measures and exclusion or block out prior to the sell of your home. They leave an odor when they die and they leave fecal contamination.