Virginia Chipmunk Removal Techniques

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provides chipmunk removal services in Virginia.

Single door cage traps and snap traps may be used to effectively reduce chipmunk populations.

If Lyme disease from ticks on chipmunks is a concern.  We can set tick boxes to attract the local population of chipmunks and other rodents to treat them with a pesticide that will kill the ticks on their body.  The pesticide will not harm or kill the rodents.

The option of organic or inorganic pesticides may also be recommended to help eliminate the tick population on your property.

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provides chipmunk removal, chipmunk control, chipmunk tick control, rodent tick control, can get rid of a chipmunks, and chipmunk infestations in the counties, cities and towns of Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, and Yorktown Virginia.

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Tick Box To Kill Ticks On Chipmunks

Virginia Chipmunk Damage & Damaged Areas

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. can help prevent chipmunk damage by providing chipmunk removal or get rid of chipmunks on your property in the counties, cities and towns of Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, and Yorktown Virginia, we are here to help you.

Urban environments offer the ideal place for chipmunks to thrive due to their biological habits and their ability to live around man made landscapes. Homes with wooded banks, log heaps, stone piles, ground cover plants, or debris heaps are attractive to chipmunks. As people build homes and move into these environments they will unknowingly create ideal habitat for chipmunks and provide food sources, such as bird feeders, that will keep chipmunks close to the home. Chipmunks will often undermine concrete slabs and paved driveways to create a home.  As the local chipmunk population grows, so will the damage. Driveways, patios, garages, and sunrooms built on concrete slabs will often settle and crack causing extensive damage.   

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Virginia Chipmunk Identification

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provides chipmunk identification in Virginia.  If you need chipmunk description, chipmunk body size, chipmunk average adult length, chipmunk average adult weight, weight of chipmunk at birth, chipmunk fur color, chipmunk tracks, chipmunk scat or poop, or chipmunk voice & sounds in Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, and Yorktown Virginia, Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. is available to solve your chipmunk problem.

Description: 

Brown with black lines running down its back.

Body Size:

  • Ave. Length (Adult):  8” – 12” long. (Tail Included.)
  • Tail:  2 1/2” - 4 1/2” long.
  • Ave. Weight (Adult):  2 oz. – 5 oz.
  • Young at Birth:  Blind, hairless, 1/10 oz., and 2 1/2” long.
  • 8 Days:  Hair and stripes appear.
  • 4 Weeks:  Look like adults.
  • 5 Weeks:  Eyes open, weigh greater than 1 oz., & 5 1/2” long.
  • 5 - 6 Weeks:  Leave den for the first time. 

Voice & Sounds: 

          Loud chirps sung continuously over the course of several minutes at a rate of up to 130 chirps per minute.

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Virginia Chipmunk Reproduction

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. considers both the time of year chipmunks breed, when chipmunks are born, chipmunk gestation period, the number of chipmunks born, chipmunk weaning period, and the average reproductive age of a chipmunk within their respective geographic region of Virginia prior to controlling chipmunks on your property in Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, or Yorktown Virginia.  

Time of Year(2 Times)  March and June

Young BornApril - May & July - August

Gestation31 Days                         

Number of Young Average 4 - 5

Weaning6 Weeks

Average Reproductive Age:  1 Year

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Other Information About Chipmunks In Virginia

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. remove and control chipmunks on residential and commercial properties in Virginia.  It is not always important to know everything about chipmunks, but often clients need to know other information about chipmunks in Virginia.  Below is some additional information about chipmunks, such as chipmunk habitat, where do chipmunk live,  home range of a chipmunk, chipmunk food, chipmunk habits, average life span of a chipmunk, and chipmunk health concerns that you may want to know.  If you live in Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, or Yorktown Virginia and would like to know more about chipmunks, please give us a call.

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Habitat

Prefer timber borderland that has wooded banks, log heaps, stone piles, ground cover plants, or debris heaps. 

Home:

The main entrance to the chipmunks burrow is usually about 2 inches in diameter and can be found under a well hidden stump, log pile, or rocks.  The burrow system can be very extensive with several evident side entrances.  These burrows can extend out to thirty feet and lead to a chamber that is about one foot wide and six to eight inches high.  The chamber or den is lined with food and vegetation.

Home Range:

1/2 acre.  Shifts with food abundance.

Food:  

The chipmunk’s diet mainly consists of nuts, fruits, and seeds.  They will also eat berries, mushrooms, some insects, small frogs, small snake, and salamanders.

Habits

They are active throughout the day.  Mostly early morning and late afternoon.

Hibernation:

In early winter the chipmunk will hibernate until late February to early March depending on the weather.

Average Life Span

2 - 5 years in the wild.  8 years in captivity.

Other

Chipmunks have been timed to run at a speed of eleven feet per second.

Health Concerns   

Mites, fleas, ticks, botfly larvae, and roundworms parasitize chipmunks. Chipmunks serve as a host and can transfer Lyme, Ehrlichiosis, and Babesiosis  bacteria to ticks.

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Do you charge for Chipmunk services?
  • Yes.  We are not funded by your local, state or federal government.  We are a private business and must charge for our services.
  • See our Services page or Contact Us for pricing.
Do you guarantee your chipmunk service?
  • We guarantee that you will receive the most courteous, honest, and professional wildlife management service in Virginia or its FREE!
What does the chipmunk service fee cover?
  • The service fee covers us coming out, inspecting the damages, setting traps, and keeping them baited as long as it takes to catch the chipmunks.
What does the price per chipmunk trip fee cover?
  • Cost effective to the customer knowing that we may catch two or more chipmunks every trip.
  • The price per chipmunk trip fee covers us coming out, removing the contaminated trap and chipmunk from your property, re-setting a clean trap with fresh bait, disposal of the chipmunk, cleaning and disinfecting the contaminated trap for the next customer.
How do you prevent from catching non-target animals?
  • It is rare that we catch a non-target animal in our chipmunk sets.
  • We try our best to set the traps in the area where the chipmunks are traveling.
Do you charge for non-target animals?
  • Yes we do.  We still have to come out, remove the contaminated trap and animal from your property, re-set a clean trap with fresh bait, disposal of the animal, clean and disinfect the contaminated trap for the next customer.
  • See our Per Animal Fee page for more details.
What if the trap is stolen?
  • The customer is responsible for the trap.  If the trap is set in an area that you feel like it will get stolen, please let us know so that we can move it or anchor it to the ground.
  • There is a replacement fee for stolen traps.
Do I have to sign a contract agreement?
  • Yes.  In order to protect you and our company a contract must be signed.
  • Our contracts spell out the services to be provided, as well as our guarantee and warranties.
  • You should not do work with a company that is not willing to back up their work in writing.
  • See our Contract page for more details.
How many traps will you set?
  • We set a minimum of two professional grade humane lethal snap traps or live cage traps.
  • See our Trapping Services page for more details.
How long is the chipmunk service fee good for?
  • Your contract will specify the time period that it is good for.
  • If the chipmunks have not been caught within the time period, which is rare, we will leave the traps out as long as it takes to catch them.
How long does your standard chipmunk service last once you pull the traps?
  • Our standard service fee is usually a minimum of 1 – 2 weeks.  Once we pull the traps or after the chipmunks have been captured, we will re-set the traps if another chipmunk is seen at your request.
Why did you pull the chipmunk traps before 1 – 2 weeks?
  • Once the chipmunks have been captured and we have not had any captures or you have not seen any in a week we will pull the traps.  Leaving the traps set will only increase the chances of capturing non-target animals.
  • See our Per Animal Fee page for more details on non-target animals.
  • You also have the option of purchasing the optional service warranty.
  • See our Optional Service Warranty page for more details.
How often do you re-bait the chipmunk traps?
  • Every 1 to 5 days depending on the time of year and weather.
  • We like to keep the bait as fresh or not dried up as possible.  If you feel like the trap needs bait or you do not see the bait in the trap, call us and we will send someone out to re-bait it as soon as possible.
How soon can you set the traps?
  • We will typically set the traps the day you call.
  • We always have traps available.
  • We carry the necessary traps needed in our trucks daily on a seasonal basis to better service the customer the day they call.
  • We do not like to put anything off until tomorrow.
How often do you check the traps?
  • State law requires that the traps are checked daily.
  • We ask you as the customer to check the traps and notify us when we have an animal in the trap.
  • By the customer checking the traps, this will eliminate additional costs to the customer and it will also speed up the removal process.
How do I get in touch with the technician once an animal is trapped?
  • The contract has our office number on it as well as our business card.
  • Our office manager will notify the technician.
  • See the Contact Us section for more details.
We live out of town and cannot check the traps every day?
  • We can provide a complete service to you.
  • If this is a rental property we can contact the tenants and ask them to check the traps if necessary.
We are going out of town next week and do not have anybody that can check the traps daily?
  • We will make arrangements to have our technicians check the traps for you.
  • An additional cost may be incurred.
Will you pick up trapped animals on the weekend and holidays?
  • Yes, we work on the weekends.
  • We typically shut the traps down for holidays so that the customer does not have to be bothered with checking them.
How long does it take for a technician to pick up an animal once I have called it in?
  • We will make every effort we can to pick up the animal and re-set a trap as soon as possible.
  • We often have two to three trucks out at a time and the secretary will notify the closest technician to your property. 
Where do you relocate the animals?
  • Our permit only allows us to relocate squirrels.
What do you do with the animal after you catch it?
  • Our permit allows us to transport the live animals to another location to be euthanized.
  • Relocating a chipmunk may risk the chance of spreading disease to an uninfected area and creating damage to someone else’s property.
How do you euthanize the animals or put them to sleep?
  • There are several ways to euthanize an animal.  We use the most humane methods approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • The traps we may use to capture chipmunks euthanize the animal for us in a humane way.
What if a chipmunk is trapped when you come out to re-bait?
  • We will call you or leave a note on your door that we picked up an animal.
What types of bait do you use?
  • We use specialty paste baits that are formulated for chipmunks designed by professionals in our industry for professionals
How many traps will you set?
  • We set a minimum of two traps, more if available.
  • See our Trapping page for more details.
Where do you set the traps?
  • As close to the damage area as possible.
Can the chipmunk get out of the trap?
  • No.  

Virginia Chipmunks (Tamias striatus) Order Rodentia Removal & Control

Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. provide rodent control, chipmunk removal, chipmunk control, and chipmunk pest control in Virginia. 

The Eastern Chipmunk can adapt to human environments easily and usually by choice.  The chipmunk adapts easily due to the abundance of food and shelter.  Humans provide food sources such as bird feeders or squirrel feeders that are replenished regularly.  Urban landscapes provide attractive nuts, buds, and fruits from trees that chipmunks will favor.  Once a chipmunk has found a prevalent food source it will look for a nesting site that is relatively close to that food source.  In most instances, structures around your home become the nesting site due to increases in urbanization in chipmunk inhabited areas.  The chipmunk will look for an area around your home that poses the least resistance.  Rotten stumps, debris piles, concrete slabs, driveways, and stone walls are a few locations for their den site.  Once this burrow is established they will start to build their nest.  As the chipmunk population grows around your home, so will the damage created by their burrows.  Extensive burrows under concrete slabs, driveways, and stone walls will cause costly repairs due to settling from these structures.  As long as we continue to urbanize, cut down native nesting trees, and provide an abundance of food to the chipmunks, they will continue to adapt to human environments and pose a threat to homes and human health.

If you need chipmunk control, chipmunk removal, to get rid of chipmunk, or to get rid of a chipmunk infestation in the counties, cities and towns of Alexandria, Arlington, Bedford, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Covington, Chesapeake, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Loudon, Manassas, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wytheville, and Yorktown Virginia. Your Wildlife Professionals, Inc. is here to help you.  Please Contact Us to help solve your chipmunk problem. 

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Southern & Southwest Virginia

Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC
Wildlife & Fisheries Biologists on Staff
Roanoke, Bedford, Blacksburg, Covington, Radford, Smith Mountain Lake Areas
540-776-1769
Martinsville, Danville, Lynchburg Areas
434-234-4445
Bristol, Marion, Wytheville Areas
276-200-0074

Central & Northern Virginia

Blue Ridge Wildlife & Fisheries Management, LLC
Wildlife & Fisheries Biologist on Staff
Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro Areas
540-520-0474
Charlottesville
434-422-4024
Richmond
804-210-3091
Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Loudon, Manassas, Winchester, Washington D.C. Areas
571-308-6701

Eastern Tidewater Virginia

Cornwell's Wildlife Control, LLC
Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Sufolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Yorktown Areas
757-238-2439
 

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