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Chipmunks – Facts and Trapping Tips

By November 19, 2019 December 12th, 2019 No Comments
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Here are some fun facts about chipmunks :

  • Chipmunks are loners. Adult chipmunks avoid being in a group while they’re wandering – except for mating season that takes place in the spring.
  • Unlike what you’ve seen in the movies, chipmunks don’t sing. They do make shrill chirping sounds when they are sensing a threat.
  • Chipmunks collect and store their food in underground burrows during the late summer and fall for their winter hibernation.
  • The chipmunk lives for only 2-3 years in the wild.
  • Twenty four chipmunk species reside in North America.
  • A female chipmunk can give birth to 8 babies a litter. A small chipmunk population can turn very fast into a massive infestation.
  • Keep in mind that one burrow doesn’t house one chipmunk. Chipmunks burrows consist of a network of tunnels with separate areas for sleeping and food storing. Multiple chipmunk families can reside in the same burrow. So if you see one, he’s not alone, there can be plenty of others.

Why trap them? They’re harmless!

We are used to thinking of chipmunks as cute and fluffy rodents that like eating nuts, berries, seeds, and grains. They also love digging for roots and tubers and eat young shoots and leaves. We tend to think that chipmunks are cute and fluffy rodents that like eating nuts, berries, seeds, and grains. They also love digging for roots and tubers and eat young shoots and leaves. 

Trap Baiting

Properly baiting a chipmunk trap is essential. Chipmunks love eating peanut butter cheese morsels. They also would crawl into your trap for prune pits, unroasted peanuts, and corn. When preparing the tap, place the bait near, in, and on the trap to make sure the chipmunks will follow the seductive scent.

Now you can put an end to your chipmunk invasion safely and humanely!

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