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Chipmunk control | Ehrlich Pest Control

Chipmunks are small rodents with black and white stripes down their sides and back. They are sometimes thought to be squirrels and though they are from the same family as squirrels, chipmunks are much smaller. Chipmunks are notorious for the deep, long burrows they create that can damage your lawn, deck, and any other structures in your yard.

If you think you have a chipmunk problem, then call the experts in reliable and human chipmunk control at Ehrlich by calling 800-837-5520 or using our online form to schedule an appointment.


Signs of chipmunks

Chipmunks are not ones to hide the fact that they are in your yard. You will see them scurrying across your patio and diving behind your retaining wall. Here are a few of the telltale signs that you have chipmunks in your yard.


Chipmunks are commonly known for digging tiny holes all throughout your backyard and in your mulch beds. These holes lead to their complex tunnels that are all throughout the soil underneath your yard and home.

Tunnels and burrows

Chipmunks are notorious for making deep burrows that are many feet long. They will create a clean sleeping quarter with many side-tunnels for waste and storing food. This ends up creating quite a network of tunnels resulting in weakened ground right under your house.


Chipmunks can cause a lot of damage to the decor in your yard. They consume a lot of food, so they will devour your flowers, plants, and garden items pretty quickly. They will also clean out your bird feeder if it is low enough to the ground.

If you end up with a chipmunk infestation, you could find yourself with a damaged deck or porch, which can become very expensive to repair. Chipmunks that get into homes and garages can cause even more damage.

How to get rid of chipmunks

There are various DIY control methods for chipmunk removal, including many different types of traps. However, if you have a true chipmunk infestation, missing just a few can result in more before too long.

The experts at Ehrlich are trained to find out where chipmunks are hiding and will provide an effective and reliable method of chipmunk removal. Once your specialist removes the chipmunks, they can advise you on the best ways to prevent them from returning. Our chipmunk control services involve either trapping or exclusion, and in some instances, both.


Trapping, coupled with exclusion services, will prevent chipmunks from regaining entrance onto your property. Trapping services will be used on their own only if the chipmunk is being a nuisance and not entering a structure.


Exclusion methods in combination with trapping services will be used to remove chipmunks from your yard and to prevent them from coming back. Exclusion involves closing off any entry points in your yard that may allow the chipmunks to get in.

All Ehrlich specialists performing wildlife management services for chipmunks are state-certified and follow all state and local regulations. Ehrlich Technicians receive specialized training for how to remove chipmunks properly from a property.

How to keep chipmunks away

One of the best ways to control chipmunks is to keep them away from your home. Here are some things you can do to make your home less attractive to chipmunks.

  • Remove woodpiles, vegetation, and debris from around your home - a chipmunk could find these particularly attractive places to set up a home.
  • Keep pet food covered or bring it inside.
  • Keep bird seed raised off the ground.

Do you have a chipmunk infestation in your home or business? Contact Ehrlich today to learn about our highly trusted chipmunk removal services. Removing chipmunks from your porch, attic, or walls can be an extremely difficult undertaking without the right tools and professional expertise.

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