Chipmunks are not usually known to cause large amounts of damage, but they are definitely a nuisance problem around Kansas City, Lawrence, & Topeka. They can bother guests, pets and even get into your house. Besides being a nuisance, they can also consume bird seed, grass seed, flowers or pet food that is not stored in airtight containers. If the chipmunk population is left unchecked, they may burrow under patios or stairs and make their way into retention walls or foundations. Chipmunk burrows are usually well-hidden. They actually stuff their cheeks with the excavated dirt and scatter this dirt throughout the lawn to help conceal their den entrances and exit holes. They usually have several of each. Thus, preventing the "I'll stick the hose in there and flood them out routine".
Really the biggest problem with chipmunks is that when they do remove the dirt under your sidewalk or concrete porch, they are leaving a void. It left uncontrolled they can possibly remove enough soil to cause the sidewalk and porch to collapse from the weight of the concrete. They leave nothing to help hold up the weight of the concrete structure.
Chipmunks are not protected by any Federal law. In most states, including Missouri, chipmunks can be trapped or killed when they are causing damage. However, doing this yourself can be difficult and time consuming. Small commercially manufactured or homemade traps can be used to catch chipmunks in your yard. After catching them, they should be released at least 10 miles away from their capture point.
However, luring chipmunks into your own traps requires some expertise and a lot of time. If you have a chipmunk problem that needs to be solved quickly, it is usually recommended that you seek out a qualified professional chipmunk control service.
Our highly trained technicians can do a survey of your property. Once we determine the area where chipmunks are set traps to capture the chipmunks. Our technician will quickly remove the animals once they have been captured and take them away from your property.
If you have a chipmunk problem in or around Kansas City, Lawrence, or Topeka you can contact us by filling out the simple form on the right side of this page. This will send a message directly to our inbox and we will respond as soon as we can. Or, if you would rather just give us a call at....