Where have all the chipmunks gone?

Asked February 14, 2015, 11:50 AM EST

There used to be a lot of chipmunks all over the place where I live. Now we never see any of them. Is there a disease that has carried them off or what?

Frederick County Maryland wildlife chipmunks

1 Response

We cannot say why you are not seeing chipmunks in your area. Wildlife populations tend to ebb and flow for many reasons which include lack of food sources, shelter, disease, weather conditions, etc.
See the link from DNR regarding chipmunks and their contact information http://extension.psu.edu/cumberland/news/2011/crop-rotation
Also, you may want to contact the Nuisance Wildlife Information Line at 1-877-463-6497 for more information. This service homeowners to receive guidance on nuisance, injured, or sick wildlife. This service is provided jointly by the MarylandDepartment of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife and Heritage Services, and USDA-APHIS.