Chipmunk Problems

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Chipmunk problems include nibbling in your garden, damaging roots, rummaging through container planters as they creating homes and search for food.Chipmunk Problems in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Chipmunks, or ground squirrels, are common throughout the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area and are very comfortable around people. While they are generally regarded as non-threatening and cute as they scurry around, problems can be created when one chipmunk suddenly becomes many! Chipmunk problems include nibbling in your garden, damaging roots, rummaging through container planters as they creating homes and search for food.

The Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus) is found throughout Ohio and Kentucky. They are small, ground-dwelling rodents typically measuring around 8-10 inches and weighing only two to five ounces. They are brown in color with five dark stripes along the back. The tail is flat and bushy which they hold straight up in the air as they run to and fro. Chipmunks live primarily on the ground creating extensive tunnel systems with hard to find entrances. Their diet of nuts, fruits, flowers, veggies, bulbs and berries can make them a nuisance for the homeowner.

What type of damage can be done by a chipmunk?

Chipmunks can become pests by burrowing in gardens and lawns, digging up newly planted seeds, eating fresh garden sprouts, flowers, bulbs and fruits, destroying container plants, damaging shrubbery and eating nuts and berries. They are notorious for raiding bird feeders. Tunneling around patios and sidewalks can sometimes even create erosion problems. And when you have a chipmunk population you may very soon have a snake problem.

How can I get rid of the problem?

One cute chipmunk can quickly explode into a large, troublesome population. Keep things in check and avoid a problem by trapping and removing on a regular basis. A trained professional can locate burrows and place and remove traps in the most effective way.

The Best Solution...

If you live in the Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky area and chipmunks are eating away at your garden, trapping and removal may be the only effective solution. Trapping and removal can be conducted by a trained, licensed professional to ensure effective, as well as humane, removal of the animal. A professional animal control expert can fully assess and address your animal nuisance problem.


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