The eastern chipmunk is able to climb trees well, but they more frequently construct underground nests with widespread tunnel structures that regularly have numerous entrances. In order to disguise the assembly of its burrow, the eastern chipmunk carries the soil to an alternative location in its cheek pouches.
Furthermore they line the burrow with rocks, leaves, sticks, and other underbrush, making it even more difficult for predators to detect. It has different bird-like or chattering sounds with rapid vibrations and another is a lower-pitched, ticking sound.
The eastern chipmunk is typically active throughout the day and devotes most of its day to scavenging. Seeds, fruits, bulbs, worms, nuts, green vegetation, mushrooms, insects, and bird eggs are preferred nourishment for these rodents. Comparable to other chipmunks, it transports food in pouches in its cheeks.
The eastern chipmunk protects its den and lives a solitary existence, with the exception of the mating season. They have two breeding periods and the females typically produce one or two litters of three to five young. Throughout the winter, the chipmunk may go into extended periods of inactivity, but does not actually hibernate.
Predators of the eastern chipmunk consist of hawks, raccoons, weasels, foxes, lynx, snakes, bobcats and domestic cats. Eastern chipmunks commonly live three or more years in the wild, but in captivity they may live up to eight years.
The eastern chipmunk survives in deciduous forested regions and urban areas throughout southern Canada and the eastern United States. They prefer to take shelter in rocky spaces, and under shrubs and bushes along houses and other buildings. Some dig burrows to live in, complete with passageways and chambers, whereas others create their homes in nests, bushes, or logs.
Trapping chipmunks can be a difficult task for a homeowner or gardener who doesn’t understand proper trapping techniques. Chipmunks in your home, crawlspace, attic, yard or garden can be very frustrating.
Although there is no real, effective chipmunk repellant there are quite a few gimmicks online and at the big box stores. These repellents are junk. They are not effective for chipmunk control. Trapping is the most effective way of dealing with an aggravating chipmunk problem.
If you do not understand how chipmunks move and what makes a chipmunk curious then you may decide to leave chipmunk trapping to the professional wildlife controller.
Georgia Squirrel Removal catches thousands of chipmunks every year and if we remove them from your home we can give you an estimate to properly exclude them from your home permanently.