David E. Williams
Lincoln, Nebraska 68501
Robert M. Corrigan
Vertebrate Pest Management
Additional Chipmunk Control Info
Fig. 1. Eastern chipmunk,
Damage Prevention and Control Methods
Rodent-proof construction wil exclude chipmunks from structures.
Use 1/4-inch (0.6-cm) mesh hardwar cloth to exclude chipmunks fro gardens
and flower beds.
Store food items, such as bird seed and dog food, in rodent-proof containers.
Ground covers, shrubs, and wood piles
should not be located adjacent to
Area repellents. Naphthalene (moth flakes or moth balls) may be effective
if liberally applied in confined places.
Taste repellents. Repellents containing
bitrex, thiram, or ammonium soaps
of higher fatty acids applied to
flower bulbs, seeds, and vegetation
(not for human consumption) may
control feeding damage.
None are federally registered. Check
with local extension agents or a
USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services personnel for
possible Special Local Needs 24(c)
Rat-sized snap traps.
Live (box or cage) traps.
Small gauge shotguns or .22-caliber
Scott E. Hygnstrom;
Robert M. Timm;
Gary E. Larson
PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF WILDLIFE DAMAGE — 1994
Cooperative Extension Division Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Nebraska -Lincoln
United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Animal Damage Control
Great Plains Agricultural Council Wildlife Committee