Although smaller than their cousin the squirrel, the problems associated with chipmunks are just as large. Chipmunks can cause extensive damage to gardens, lawns, and even homes. Getting rid of chipmunks can be a big ordeal if not well-versed in the process. We at Critter Control of SW Missouri pride ourselves on being the best in the business. Call now if you suspect chipmunks are causing problems! 417.815.4476

Is it Chipmunks?

The easiest way to tell the difference between squirrels and chipmunks is the distinguishing stripes on a chipmunk's back. Unlike squirrels, chipmunks grow no larger than six inches long. They come in varying shades of brown and are usually seen during the day. If you are unable to get a good look at the creature disrupting your business or home life, there are ways to tell if it's chipmunks.

Chipmunk Damage

  • Structural Damage: Chipmunks burrow by digging extensive tunnels in order to hide, store food, and sleep. When left unsupervised, these tunnels can grow closer to buildings and damage the foundation. It is vital to take action before it is too late.

  • Plant Damage: Although omnivores, the majority of a chipmunks diet consists of plant growth. They can ravage lawns and gardens in order to stockpile food in their dens. If you are noticing bitten-off shoots, exposed bulbs, or vegetables that have been nibbled on, chipmunks could be the issue.

  • Home Damage: Sometimes chipmunks can get into homes. When one successfully infiltrates a garage or attic it can start to chew on things. Chipmunks can gnaw on important wires causing dangerous exposure or important items you've stored. You should act fast if you suspect a chipmunk in your house. 

Chipmunk Trapping & Removal

Simply waiting for chipmunks to leave is a mistake that only allows infestations to escalate. Be proactive and trust our trained technicians to eradicate the pests as swiftly and humanely as possible.

We can help you get rid of chipmunk problems. Call Critter Control of SW Missouri today!

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Chipmunks in your garage or under your deck? Chipmunks chewing wires or eating your bird seed and pet food? Call your local Critter Control office today for effective chipmunk removal and exclusion services.
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