chipmunk control - Knowledgebase Question

Mentor, Oh
Question by mcampbell_71
March 23, 2010
I have chipmunks burrowing along the foundation of my house and basemement windows. while they are oh so can i get rid of them? i would prefer a non-lethal option.

Answer from NGA
March 23, 2010


There are a couple of things you can try. First, if you remove all vegetation within a foot of the foundation, the chipmonks won't feel as safe and secure in the area. Or, you can try deer repellant products in the area (Ropel, Deer Away, etc.) A final suggestion is trapping them. Hav-A-Heart has non-lethal traps and sometimes you can rent or borrow them from your local cooperative extension or wildlife control department. Warning: If you ARE going to ?Have a Heart?, the captured chippies must be taken to a rural area far away?like 20 to 40 miles far, warns a wildlife relocation specialist we consulted. Drop them off within five or ten miles and?.they?ll be baaaack!

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