Common Concerns & Safety Issues

 Damage to lawns, plants, and foundations. Habits result in chewed wiring and other structural damage.
These small rodents cause incramental damage to sidewalks, driveways, and foundations.    

Customers & Locations

Athletic Fields
Golf Courses
Lake Front Properties
Private Communities
Industrial Sites
Business Parks
County Governments

Professional Solutions

  • Distance bird feeders 
  • Scent repellents  
  •  Trapping to remove problem animals
  •  Lessen animal den sites by filling voids and screening off entry areas

Understanding the

Grouping Seedivore / Omnivore
Nicknames Ground Squirrels, Chippies, Alvin, @#$%^&*!
Best Known For Darting around the yard, standing upright and being alert. Also known for their ground den excavation. Chipmunks excavate stones from beneath concrete slabs. They have a racing striped back, run with an erect tail and whistle alert.  
Life Span 1 to 3 years
Mating Season Early spring to late summer
Reproductive Details After a 31 day gestation period, 2-5 young are born in a litter. Chipmunks usually have 2 litters per year. Family unit's are territorial and dispersals are local.  
Habitat Woodlands, woodlot edges, rock walls, concrete slabs and homes with mature landscaping cover.
Activity Cycle Active during the daytime hours and become inactive through the winter (November-February) remaining underground.
Food Seeds, nuts, grains, berries, bird eggs (omelettes), and immature birds.
Damage Signs Undermined brick, slate, stone pathways, and chewed through pond liners. Will occasionally gain entry into walls and attics causing damage and soiling insulation. Access into structures usually occurs at ground level. Den entrance holes are 2" in diameter (between golf and tennis ball size) with a complex and extensive underground tunnel system.
Treatment Trapping to remove problem animals has proven to be most effective. Other treatments include utilizing household remedies as repellents (garlic, peppermint, etc.) and filling voids or screening off enterances. 
Distinguishing Features  Reddish/rust colored with black and white stripes running down the back. It carries its tail in an upright position with quick and sudden movements. It has a "chuck, chuck, chuck" vocalization.
Risk and Disease They are a host for fleas and a common deer tick (Lyme disease). Nests and dens are below ground and many den entrances are free of excavated debris unlike rat den entrances.

Integrated Wildlife Management is our comprehensive and effective one-stop solution. This approach brings together the six necessary elements to successfully resolve wildlife / human conflicts and when possible, safely relocate wildlife to a more suitable habitat.