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Chipmunk Control & 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.

Chipmunk Identification

ABC-Humane-Wildlife-ChipmunkChipmunks (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. They are slender, weighing about 9 ounces, 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. If your garden is suffering from animal damage, chipmunks may be the culprit!

Chipmunk Habitat

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.

Chipmunk Damage

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 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.

It is important to act quickly once a chipmunk problem is identified. If the population of chipmunks in a home increases, the amount of damage they can create increases as well. Ignoring it can result in costly repercussions. By burrowing under stairs, patios, driveways, foundations or retaining walls, they can cause both the ground and concrete to collapse.

Chipmunk Health Concerns

Chipmunks do not present any significant health or safety concerns for humans and 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. ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention has over 40 years of experience in chipmunk control, prevention, and repair. Call 1-847-870-7175 to talk with our friendly and helpful staff today.

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 40 years, we have served individual home owners, commercial business owners, property managers, and municipal customers dealing with chipmunk control problems.

Below are some of the areas where we have helped customers deal with unwanted chipmunk visitors in both homes and businesses. This list is not exhaustive. If you are located in Northern Illinois, please contact us today at 847-870-7175, and our expert animal control specialists will be happy to help.

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What They Say About ABC Humane Wildlife

I arranged for them to install wire screening on 2 sides of a concrete stoop to prevent animals from digging under my porch. (I have used this company in the past to remove animals from other parts of my property. They suggested this proactive work.) They called to remind me several days before their appointment. They came as promised. They did a great job of preserving landscaping gravel on the side before they dug. After digging down approximately 18 inches, they installed wire mesh screening down the 2 sides of the stoop. They then covered the area with the dirt and final layer of landscaping stones. You couldn’t even tell the area had been excavated when they were done!
Debra Walker – Downers Grove, IL
We had bees crawling under exterior siding through a gap between siding and brick wall and wanted them eliminated. Phil the technician from ABC arrived at the scheduled time. He observed the bees and identified them as yellow jackets. Phil said he could eradicate them with a powder treatment and the bee activity would die down in a couple of days and we would be finished with the problem. Phil said if we still noticed bee activity after 7 days to call ABC and they would come back to re-treat the nest at no charge. It is just 3 days since Phil treated the nest and we have observed zero bee activity. We are very happy with the service and the remedy to our problem.
Elizabeth Monahan – Chicago, IL
One by one, they removed a family of nine flying squirrels from our attic. The attic was completely cleaned and sanitized, and new insulation as blown in. All went well. It was easy to make appointments with ABC Humane Wildlife Control, and they were all very profession and prompt with their service. We dealt with many on their staff while trying to catch all the squirrels, and each of the representatives were friendly and helpful. We had some issues with the condition of some of the traps, but that was eventually resolved. They are a very helpful organization and the staff is very knowledgeable.
Martha Buchan – Lincolnshire, IL

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