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How to Get Rid of Chipmunks – Best Non-toxic Tips in 2022

Chipmunks are playful animals but while some people love to watch them, especially in their environment, some don’t like them. Either way, they become unwanted visitors when you find them in your apartment or in your garden.

For more information about curbing the chipmunks in America and every other part of the world, you should click here to read how to stop different native species of chipmunks in your apartment.

  • Can chipmunks get into houses?
  • How do I know if I have chipmunks at home?
  • What problems do chipmunks cause in houses?
  • Do sounds and ultrasound work to curb chipmunks?
  • What’s the most efficient indoor chipmunks repeller?
  • If I have an infestation of chipmunks in a crop, what repellent can I use to drive away chipmunks?

Chipmunks in America

In the United States, the two available types of Chipmunks are called Moorish and red Chipmunks.

The Spanish squirrel originally comes from Northwest Africa. More than 30 years ago it was introduced from Africa to the Canary Islands, specifically on the island of Fuerteventura. Due to the island’s habitat: little rainfall, warm climate, and scarcity of squirrel predators, the population of Spanish chipmunks in Fuerteventura have multiplied by 5 in just 20 years, currently reaching overpopulation figures.

Can Chipmunks Enter Houses?

Chipmunks dwell in the tree and can as well live in the house just like our normal pets do especially during cold weather. They try as much as possible to flee for Winter.

Chipmunks look for small holes or cracks in the facade to get inside houses. As we can see, their favorite places to live and have their young are attics and garages. These places offer them a cozy environment, less cold and above all safer, away from the stalking of predators. For this reason, visit everpest.com/collections/all, to read how to drive them from your garden. Sometimes we find real squirrel pests inside houses.

How Do I Know I Have Chipmunks In The Attic?

Having chipmunks at home, you’ll notice the noises they make gnawing and jumping. They are easily discovered because they are very noisy.

If you discover the presence of chipmunks inside your house, you must take it seriously and act quickly, before they damage the house and more chipmunks settle in the area and reproduce. Install a system to repel chipmunks as soon as possible.

What Problems Do Chipmunks Cause In Houses?

In houses, chipmunks are very noisy. They end up leaving very bad odors. And chipmunks wreck the house because they scratch and chew on the insulating material, the electrical cables, etc.

When curbing a chipmunk from the house, extreme precautions must be taken. If it feels in danger or thinks that we are going to attack its young, it could bite us. In that case, it could transmit bacteria and amoebas harmful to our health.

Do Sounds And Ultrasound Work Against Chipmunks?

This is a very good question that everyone who wants to get desired results from their pest control effort should ask.

Honestly, not all sound and ultrasound devices are capable of driving chipmunks away from indoors and outdoors. But if you want to fight chipmunks and some other bush animals at home, you recommend you get the Ever Pest Ultrasonic device.

Recommendations To Drive Away Chipmunks Indoors

If you have to get rid of chipmunks inside houses, warehouses, attics, or attics… we recommend you follow these steps:

  • Trim branches near the roof and chimney to prevent chipmunks from jumping from them.
  • Remove the firewood stacked on the front of the house.
  • Use a sound and ultrasonic squirrel repeller to get them out of the area.
  • You can supplement the sound squirrel repeller with scented squirrel repellents. Like, for example, mothballs that cause an unpleasant smell. We do not recommend scented squirrel repellents alone. For them to become effective, they would have to be placed in very large quantities. And this could cause allergies and poisoning to people.
  • Once you have managed to chase away the chipmunks, remember that the chipmunks entered through cracks and small holes in the facade. The holes don’t have to be big. They manage to sneak through gaps of only 5 cm. Try to identify those entry points and seal these cracks and holes to prevent chipmunks from re-entering.
  • Though the chipmunks have disappeared, as maintenance, repel it by sounds and ultrasound for sometime in the affected area.
  • Avoid leaving food in your attic or attic. Eliminate food sources such as bird seed feeders. Or purchase a specific squirrel feeder

Squirrel Repellents For Vineyards, Fields, Orchards, Or Other Crops

As we have previously mentioned, in some areas of America, mainly in the Canary Islands and more specifically in Fuerteventura, the Spanish squirrel is overpopulated, it’s tough for farmers on the island. In those parts, there are plagues of chipmunks.

These chipmunks attack vineyards, fruit trees, olive trees, and other crops. You can’t poison them because of the ecosystem. Therefore, an ecological chipmunks scarecrow is necessary to protect the crops.

For these cases, EverPest recommends Lightning Pest Repeller.

Read more about the device from everpest.com/products/everpest-lightning-pest-repeller for details.

  • The central unit contains all the intelligence of the team. This is where the specific sound chip is inserted to scare away chipmunks, which also serves to scare away other animals such as rabbits. This repellent allows the use of other sound chips to scare away other types of animals that damage crops, such as deer, roe deer, deer, or wild boar.
  • The speakers emit a combination of squirrel predator sounds like a wild cat, owl, or wolf… along with other electronic harassing sounds.
  • The coverage area of ​​a single team is very large. A single squirrel repeller can cover from 0.6 to 2.4 hectares, depending on the number of connected speakers.

Chipmunks, due to their small size, are constantly on guard to avoid being eaten by their predators. Hearing the sounds of these predators, the chipmunks fear for their lives and leave the area. Since the squirrel repeller makes these sounds in a completely unpredictable pattern, and different each time, there is no risk of chipmunks getting used to these sounds.