Chicago Chipmunk Removal
Are there chipmunks around your home, under your sidewalk, or under your stoop? If so, we can help. ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention has the experience, resources, and methods to remove chipmunks from your home safely and effectively. Give us a call at 1-847-870-7175 today.
Chipmunks (sometimes also called ground squirrels) are easy to identify due to their small size and striped markings. The eastern chipmunk and the thirteen-lined ground squirrel are native throughout Illinois. The eastern chipmunk is approximately 8-12 inches in length and weighs between 3 and 5 ounces. The thirteen-lined ground squirrel is much larger, weighing about 9 ounces, and is slender with large eyes and small ears.
Both eastern chipmunks and thirteen-lined ground squirrels are burrowing rodents who love to dig underground tunnels and nests. They are omnivores, which means they eat a variety of food including seeds, nuts, roots, fungi, grass, shoots, worms, and bird eggs. They are also quite fond of vegetables, flower bulbs, and flower buds, so if your garden is suffering from animal damage, chipmunks may be the culprit!
Chipmunks are common throughout all of the U.S., including Northern Illinois. They are fond of both woodlands and fields near woods, but it is not unusual to find them in suburban and rural neighborhoods. Chipmunks will invade a property by burrowing under structures where they feel covered and safe. Both eastern chipmunks and thirteen-lined ground squirrels dig burrows in late autumn and hibernate during the winter.
For 35 years, ABC Wildlife has helped homeowners with chipmunk problems across Chicagoland in neighborhoods such as:
- Arlington Heights
- Oak Brook
- Glen Ellyn
- Lake Forest
- Highland Park
- St. Charles
- Elmhurst, and more
In urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods, chipmunks’ digging habits often blemish manicured lawns, vegetable and flower gardens, and other landscaped areas. This can create issues that are difficult to treat. If you are experiencing chipmunks or ground squirrels in your home or business, chances are that they have already established multiple points of entry. Burrow entrances are usually smaller than three inches in diameter and are about the size of a golf ball.
The greater the chipmunk population in a home, the greater the damage they can create. By burrowing under stairs, patios, driveways, foundations or retaining walls, they can cause both the ground and concrete to collapse. It is important to act quickly once a chipmunk problem is identified. Ignoring it can result in costly repercussions.
Chipmunk Health Concerns
Chipmunks do not present any significant health or safety concerns for humans or pets. Nevertheless, it is recommended you stay away from all wild animals to prevent potential issues from arising.
Contact a Chipmunk Removal Expert
You should contact a professional chipmunk removal and remediation service as soon as you identify a potential chipmunk problem in or around your home. Call 1-847-870-7175 to talk with our friendly and helpful staff today. ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention has over 35 years of experience in chipmunk prevention and repair.
We have both the knowledge and tools to get rid of your chipmunk problem no matter how simple or complex. Every one of our courteous, professional staff members is trained in chipmunk removal, trapping, and control techniques as well as how to identify chipmunks and prevent future chipmunk damage to your home.
ABC Wildlife Chipmunk Service Area
ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention is an animal control and prevention provider based in Arlington Heights, IL. For over 35 years, we have served individual home owners, commercial business owners, property manager,s and municipal customers dealing with chipmunk problems across the greater Chicagoland area in neighborhoods such as:
- Chicago, Arlington Heights, Northbrook, Burr Ridge, and most of Cook County.
- Wheaton, Naperville, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Elmhurst, Warrenville, Glen Ellyn, and all DuPage County.
- Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Zurich, Deerfield, and most of Lake County.
- Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles, Elgin, and parts of Kane County.
Contact us today for a FREE telephone consultation. 1-847-870-7175