Chipmunks

chipmunk

 

 

 

 

 

Identification

  • Small squirrels, tan and brown in color with dark and light stripes
  • Attracts attention by making a continuous series of high-pitched chirps with its tail flipping from side to side

Environment

  • Active during the day and sleep in their underground burrows that they will create in your yard
  • Spends much of its time hunting for food

Threats

  • Homes with gardens, flowers, bird feeders, pet food, or nut trees are likely targets for chipmunks
  • Infestation can occur rapidly
  • Can damage electrical and cable lines and AC pipes

Treatment

  • Live cage traps will maintain population but they are difficult to contol