Chicagoland Chipmunk Trapping and Removal

Efficient and Humane Chipmunk Trapping and Removal Throughout the Chicagoland Region

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Helping Homeowners Get Rid of Chipmunks Since 1976

Chipmunks damage property by burrowing under sidewalks and patios and along foundations. Eventually these areas collapse. Expanding and contracting ice makes chipmunk damage worse. Chipmunks also damage valuable landscaping by eating plants and bulbs. Did you know that something as tiny as a chipmunk can seriously damage your home?

Since 1976, we’ve been resolving human-wildlife conflict across Chicago and the Chicago Suburbs by humanely removing chipmunks with our annual chipmunk removal program.

  • Humanely remove chipmunks from anywhere on your property
  • Prevent damage that chipmunks cause
  • Protect landscaping and gardens from being destroyed
  • Proactiviely control chipmunks before they get out of control
  • Deliver peace of mind

Chipmunks have their place in the woods, not under your patio.

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“I was extremely pleased with ABC Wildlife service from the beginning to the end. Their staff is amazing! The service guys that came out to my home were knowledgeable and polite. They caught seven raccoons over a period of time that were living in the eaves of my home. Excellent Service. Thank you so much!”

What Happens When There’s a Chipmunk in My Yard?

Having chipmunks in your yard for even a short time can result in permanent damage, including collapsed walkways and patios, and foundation damage. They destroy landscaping and gardens by feeding on them.

Chipmunks should be removed by trapping over many weeks. ABC Wildlife’s annual chipmunk program effectively solves your chipmunk problem by reducing the number of chipmunks around your home each year. Our highly trained, state-certified wildlife biologists use the science of the way chipmunks live, breed, and feed to design a chipmunk removal program specifically tailored to your home’s unique needs.

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ABC Wildlife Certified Technicians Remove Your Chipmunk Problem

We solve every wildlife issue from A through Z. When chipmunks invade your home, yard, or business, we make solving your chipmunk issue as simple as A-B-C.

Our helpful and knowledgeable technicians inspect your yard and solve any wildlife problem to protect the health and safety of your family and pets. We humanely control animal populations on your property.

Knowledgeable Staff

Our state-certified experts receive advanced training to obtain their license in wildlife trapping and control.

Research-Based Methods

Our techniques are the result of field trials and proprietary innovations that incorporate the latest science and technology to solve your problem quickly.

Proactive Chipmunk Control Service

Your yard has the resources that chipmunks need to thrive. After your chipmunks are removed each year, as the chipmunks in your neighbors’ property breed, they’ll want to invade your yard again. ABC Wildlife’s annual chipmunk program ensures that you’re ready to remove chipmunks early to keep chipmunks out of your yard.

Comprehensive Chipmunk Removal and Prevention in Chicagoland

Get them out. Keep them out. Get your life back.

Humane Removal

Effective trapping methods that remove chipmunks quickly.

Get Animals Out

Proactive Control

Chipmunk programs designed to eliminate chipmunks before they get out of control.

Repair Animal Damage

Property Protection

Protect your home, patio, sidewalks, and foundation from chipmunk damage.

Keep Animals Out

Why Do I Have Chipmunks?

Chipmunks are common across all of Chicagoland, but their populations are denser in neighborhoods that border forested areas or where neighbors feed birds. Chipmunks are attracted to the spilled seed from bird feeders, and when they have bird seed to eat, their populations grow. The towns with the greatest number of chipmunk issues are Barrington, Inverness, Wauconda, Deerfield, Northbrook, Riverwoods, and Glen Ellyn.

When chipmunks invade your yard, their burrows cause pavers, patios, and walkways to collapse. ABC Wildlife’s biologists expertly remove chipmunks to keep chipmunk populations from getting out of control.

They’re looking for shelter. They’re looking for warmth. They’re looking at your home, no matter where you live. Find out why, and what we can all do to coexist.


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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

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. 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.

Want To Get Rid of Your Chipmunk Problem? Contact the Experts.

Don’t let a raccoon infestation ruin your home, risk your health, and mess with your peace of mind. Contact the experts: we’ll get the job done right.

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