Chipmunks

Asked September 15, 2017, 10:03 PM EDT

Dear Sirs; What is a humane method to rid my yard of chipmunks? I have a wood retaining wall in my backyard and I am concerned that their burrowing might cause problems in the future. They are using a border next to the fence as their turf. I don't want to harm them, just encourage them to move on. Thank you K Bottomley

Lincoln County Oregon chipmunks

1 Response

Thank you for your question about controlling chipmunks in your yard. Please consult a previous answer below. We hope this helps.
https://ask.extension.org/expert/questions/333308:

"There are traps that can be used to trap squirrels and chipmunks that can be used to transport them elsewhere. You will have to contact your county to find out what their regulations are for moving them. Once you have transported your critters, others will promptly move in.

http://icwdm.org/handbook/rodents/Chipmunks/ro_b13rev.pdf
http://icwdm.org/handbook/rodents/TreeSquirrels.asp

As you can see, there is no nice method of getting rid of squirrels and chipmunks. vw

Answered by the Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC), University of Maryland Extension horticultural consultants. Please subscribe to our free, monthly e-newsletter!

Home and Garden Information Center University of Maryland Extension
Posted over 1 year ago"