While most of the damage they do is merely bothersome, these little creatures can be quite destructive, especially when burrowing near a home’s foundation.
Chipmunks, like most rodents, reproduce rapidly and a large chipmunk population that is burrowing along, under, or near a patio, sidewalk, retaining wall, or other structure can cause it to collapse.
Chimpmunk damage or squirrel damage?
More often than not though, chipmunks dig up gardens, feed on flower bulbs and fruit seeds, and gnaw on tree bark.
It is easy to mistake chipmunk damage for other small animals like squirrels.
You can also identify chipmunks by their excrement. Chipmunk scat is about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch in size and is a rounded pellet shape. You will usually find it in very small piles of four to six pieces.
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Signs of chipmunk damage
If you think you may have a chipmunk problem, these are some signs of chipmunk damage:
- Seed piles under bird feeders
- Uprooted bulbs
- Holes in your garden or yard from digging
- Chipmunk tracks
- Chipmunk scat
- Structural or foundational damage from chipmunk burrows
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