Chipmunks in Your Memphis Home? Our Wildlife Removal Experts Can Help

Discovering chipmunks in your Memphis home is a nuisance…and can be a potential threat to your property. Fortunately, at Coopertown Services, our wildlife removal experts specialize in safe and effective chipmunk removal solutions.

With our experience and expertise, we can help you address the chipmunk infestation (or any other wildlife infestations) in your home promptly and efficiently. Our goal is not only to humanely remove the chipmunks, but also ensure they don’t return.

Ready to get started? We’d love to help you out soon – call or book online now.

Are Your Chipmunk Removal Methods Humane?

We always use humane removal methods when removing chipmunks from your home. In fact, all of our wildlife removal methods are done with the animal’s safety and well-being in mind.

Humane animal removal involves the use of non-harmful traps, and we often implement one-way doors, which simply allow the critters to leave without giving them a way back in.

And if we find a momma with babies? We take extra care in these situations to keep families together, so that the young ones can thrive in a more suitable environment. Our goal is to get wildlife safely removed from your home, while treating them with care and respect in the process.

Is There a Guarantee or Warranty on Coopertown’s Animal Removal Services?

Our wildlife removal services come with a written, money-back guarantee. Additionally, we provide a one-year warranty on all sealed entry points. If any animals manage to re-enter through the areas we’ve already secured, we’ll return to resolve the issue at no extra cost to you.

And for those looking to prevent future infestations, we offer maintenance plans tailored to your needs. Ask us about your options.

About Our Chipmunk Removal Process

Our wildlife control experts use only humane methods to remove chipmunks and any other critters like them from our customers’ homes and properties.

Here’s what you can expect when we come to remove a chipmunk – or family of chipmunks – from your space…

Complete an Inspection
Our process begins with a thorough inspection of your property. This way, we can identify the extent of the chipmunk infestation and locate their entry points, nesting areas, and any potential damage…and develop the most efficient plan to resolve the issue.

Our wildlife control experts meticulously examine the interior and exterior of your home, including attics, basements, crawl spaces, and landscaping, to understand how chipmunks are accessing and using your property. We know all the places they’re most likely to enter and hide, and we’ll be sure to leave no stone unturned.

Install Exclusion Devices & Traps
After identifying the problem areas, we install humane exclusion devices and traps to safely capture the chipmunks. Exclusion devices allow chipmunks to exit the premises, but prevent them from re-entering, and live traps are strategically placed in areas with high chipmunk activity, ensuring that the animals are captured without harm.

Monitor & Observe
Once the traps and exclusion devices are set up, our team will monitor and observe the situation to ensure that the chipmunks are being effectively – and safely – captured.

We make regular visits to check the traps, release any captured chipmunks at a safe distance from your property, and adjust our strategy as needed based on the chipmunks’ behavior and activity patterns.

Seal Your Entry Points
After the chipmunks have been removed, we seal all identified entry points to prevent future infestations. This step involves repairing holes, filling in cracks, and closing up any gaps in your home’s exterior. We may also install mesh or other barriers over vents and openings to ensure that all potential access points are secure and covered.

Clean & Sanitize the Space
Chipmunks can leave behind droppings, urine, and nesting materials that can pose health risks and attract other pests. Our team thoroughly cleans and sanitizes the affected areas to remove any traces of chipmunks and their activity. This helps to eliminate odors, reduce the risk of disease, and restore the cleanliness of your home.

Repair Any Damages
In addition to causing a big mess, chipmunks can also cause damage to insulation, wiring, wood structures, and other parts of your home. Our experts will assess and repair any damage caused by the infestation, ensuring that your property is restored to its original condition.

In short, our wildlife removal experts are full-service, ensuring that not only are the pests removed, but there’s no trace that they were ever there to begin with.

Offer Advice & Education
As we’re wrapping up our services, we’re happy to provide you with advice and education on preventing future chipmunk – or other wildlife – infestations. This includes tips on maintaining your property (keeping vegetation trimmed, removing food sources, securing garbage bins, etc), as well as offering guidance on recognizing early signs of wildlife intrusion.

By empowering you with this knowledge, we help you to keep your property chipmunk-free in the long term.

Still have questions for our experts? We’re happy to answer anything you’ve got. Give us a call today, or you can fill out our online appointment form – we’d love to hear from you.

Are Chipmunks Dangerous to Humans?

Generally speaking, no – chipmunks are not considered dangerous to humans. That said, interactions with them don’t come without risks. The most common ways humans are negatively affected by chipmunks include:

  • Disease Transmission: Chipmunks can carry tularemia, salmonella, and lyme disease, all of which can be transferred to humans through bites and scratches.
  • Allergies & Asthma: Chipmunk droppings and urine can trigger allergies and asthma in sensitive individuals, especially those with existing respiratory issues.
  • Bites & Scratches: If cornered or improperly handled, chipmunks may bite or scratch in self-defense. While their bites are not typically serious, they can be painful and carry a risk of infection.
  • Food Contamination: Chipmunks may raid gardens, stored food supplies, and pet food, potentially contaminating these areas with their droppings and urine.
  • Attracting Predators: Chipmunks can attract predators such as snakes, hawks, and coyotes to your property, which might pose additional risks to pets and small children.

All in all, while chipmunks are not aggressive and generally avoid human contact, it is best to exercise caution and take measures to prevent infestations, as well as handle any encounters safely. If you have concerns about chipmunks on your property, consulting with a professional removal service – like us – is always your best bet.

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What Are the Signs of a Chipmunk Infestation?

Identifying a chipmunk infestation early can help prevent damage to your property and address the issue promptly. Here are common signs of a chipmunk infestation:

  • Structural Damage: Chipmunks can cause significant structural damage by burrowing under foundations, patios, and walkways, potentially leading to costly repairs.
  • Gnaw Marks: They may gnaw on electrical wiring, insulation, and structural components, posing fire hazards and compromising the integrity of buildings.
  • Visual Signs: Chipmunks are not nocturnal and are often seen during daylight hours, especially in the morning and late afternoon. If you notice chipmunks running around your property, particularly near shrubs, gardens, or woodpiles, it may indicate an infestation.
  • Chirping or Chattering: Chipmunks are vocal animals and are known to emit high-pitched chirping or chattering sounds, especially when communicating with each other or when disturbed.
  • Droppings: Chipmunk droppings are small, cylindrical, and resemble grains of rice, typically about 1/4 inch long. Check for droppings near entry points, along pathways, or in areas where chipmunks forage for food.
  • Chewed Plants: Chipmunks feed on fruits, vegetables, flowers, and bulbs. Look for signs of nibbled or partially eaten plants in your garden or landscaping.
  • Agitated Pets: If your pets, such as dogs or cats, exhibit unusual behavior like barking, digging, or focusing on specific areas of the yard, they may have detected chipmunks.

If you notice any of these signs on your property, don’t wait to call on our wildlife removal experts for assistance. Prompt action can help mitigate damage and ensure the safety of your home and surroundings.

Chipmunk with stuffed cheek on log

Are Chipmunks Protected by Law in Memphis TN?

In Memphis, TN, chipmunks are not typically protected by specific wildlife conservation laws or regulations. Chipmunks are considered common small mammals and are not listed as endangered or threatened species in the region.

However, it is essential to note that, while chipmunks themselves may not be protected, wildlife protection laws may apply to them indirectly:

  • For example chipmunks rely on various habitats for survival, including forests, woodlands, and suburban areas. Conservation laws aimed at protecting these habitats may indirectly benefit chipmunk populations.
  • In addition, many jurisdictions, including Memphis, have laws that protect animals from cruelty and mistreatment. While these laws are not specific to chipmunks, they may apply if someone were to harm or kill chipmunks unnecessarily.

It’s always advisable to check with local wildlife authorities or conservation agencies for specific regulations regarding wildlife management and removal in your area. Additionally, consulting with a licensed wildlife removal professional can ensure that any actions taken regarding chipmunks are legal, humane, and effective.

Can I Remove Chipmunks Myself?

While it might be tempting to try to remove chipmunks yourself, it’s not advisable for several reasons.

First and foremost, chipmunks can carry diseases such as rabies, hantavirus, and plague, which can be transmitted to humans through bites, scratches, or contact with their urine and droppings. Handling chipmunks without proper protective gear and training increases the risk of exposure to these diseases, posing a significant health hazard.

Additionally, attempting to remove chipmunks without professional assistance may not effectively resolve the issue. Chipmunks are skilled at finding hiding spots and may have multiple entry points into your home or property. Without proper knowledge and equipment, you may inadvertently miss some chipmunks or fail to seal off all entry points – leading to continued infestation and potential property damage.

Instead of risking your health and the effectiveness of the removal process, it’s best to call Coopertown Services right away. Our professionals have the expertise, tools, and resources to safely and humanely remove chipmunks from your property, as well as identify and seal entry points to deter future infestations.

Call or schedule online now to get started.

What Do Chipmunks Eat? How Can I Reduce Food Sources?

Chipmunks are omnivorous rodents with a diverse diet that includes both plant and animal matter. The most common food they eat include:

  • Seeds and nuts (acorns, sunflower seeds, peanuts, etc.)
  • Fruits and berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.)
  • Insects, larvae, and other invertebrates found in the soil and vegetation
  • Vegetable garden food (tomatoes, beans, squash. etc.)
  • Bulbs, flowers, and other ornamental plants
  • Leaves, shoots, and tender plant growth
  • Spilled bird seed from bird feeders

So, how can you reduce access to food sources in hopes of keeping them away from your home?

  • Use bird feeders with baffles or trays to minimize spillage.
  • Place feeders on poles with squirrel guards to prevent chipmunks from accessing them.
  • Regularly clean up spilled birdseed from the ground.
  • Use physical barriers, such as wire mesh or netting to protect vegetable gardens and flower beds.
  • Choose plants that are less attractive to chipmunks or that they are less likely to consume.
  • Harvest ripe fruits and vegetables promptly to reduce the availability of food for chipmunks.
  • Clean up fallen fruits and berries from the ground.
  • Maintain a tidy yard by removing debris, clearing brush, and trimming vegetation.
  • Store pet food, birdseed, and other potential chipmunk attractants in secure containers that chipmunks cannot access.

Chipmunk Facts & FAQs

Where do chipmunks typically live?

A: Chipmunks are typically found in forested areas, but they can also live in brushlands, gardens, and urban parks. They create burrows in the ground for nesting and storing food.

How do chipmunks store food?

A: Chipmunks use their expandable cheek pouches to carry food to their burrows, where they store it for the winter. This behavior is called “caching.”

Are chipmunks solitary or social animals?

A: Chipmunks are generally solitary except during the mating season. They are territorial and prefer to live alone in their burrows.

What is the average lifespan of a chipmunk?

A: In the wild, chipmunks typically live for about 2-3 years, but they can live up to 8 years in captivity.

When do chipmunks mate, and how many offspring do they have?

A: Chipmunks usually mate in early spring and sometimes in late summer. After a gestation period of about 31 days, the female gives birth to a litter of 2-8 young.

Do chipmunks hibernate?

A: Chipmunks enter a state of torpor rather than true hibernation. They wake periodically to eat from their stored food reserves.

Our Wildlife Removal Services Are Unparalleled – Count On Us for Chipmunk Removal

If you’re dealing with chipmunks in your Memphis home, don’t hesitate to contact Coopertown Services today. Our team of wildlife removal experts is ready to assist you with humane and effective wildlife removal. Let us help you reclaim your home and ensure it remains free from chipmunk for the long haul.

Schedule an inspection today and take the first step towards a pest-free home. Call or book online now.


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