Wacky Pest Wednesday: Chipmunks
Hey all you Tri-County Pest Control fans out there! Happy Wednesday, and welcome to our latest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday! This week, we’re covering a furry guy, who looks cute and cuddly on the outside, but can really cause havoc to your property once he gets settled in: the chipmunk.
Chipmunks, despite their uncanny singing ability (we’re looking at you, Alvin) love to burrow in the ground, and just might make your lawn their next target. With the slowly decreasing temperatures, these guys will be looking for places to hole up for the winter, so now is the time to start thinking about chipmunk defense. Besides, you don’t your lush lawn to grow in the spring, only to find out that it’s laden with chipmunk holes, now do you?
As with any types of pest, prevention is the best method when dealing with chipmunks. Be sure to remove debris away from your house, and put away food that has been sitting outside. Both provide a good excuse for a chipmunk to come wandering your way. If you still have chipmunk problem, or if your live in a place where they are very active this time of year, then using a natural repellent may be your best course of action. You can even make your own! Take some pureed garlic and hot peppers, steep them in a cup of hot soapy water, strain it, add a tablespoon of oil, and you have yourself some effective chipmunk repellent.
However, we do not recommend pulling out the trusty ‘ol rifle to solve your chipmunk problem. In some states, you may face legal repercussions, and there are just better ways to deal with them, such as trapping and releasing them back into the wild somewhere else.
Should you have a recurring chipmunk problem on your property, Tri-County Pest Control is there to help. With helpful, tine-tested solutions, we can assure you that we can get those chipmunks out for good.
Enjoy your Wednesday!