Chipmunk Control Methods
Please see our Resource Directory for links to retailers who sell many of the Chipmunk Control products mentioned below. The chipmunk is not a protected animal however a few species are approaching this status - please verify the protection status of your target animal with your local authorities prior to engaging in any chipmunk control methods.
- The use of Bitrex, Thiram, or ammonium soap to coat seeds, flower bulbs, or plants has also been recognized as a deterrent in some areas. However they must be regularly reapplied and may not be used on plants intended for human consumption.
- Predator Odors (Coyote urine, Fox urine, etc.)
- Naphthalene flakes (moth ball flakes) are a recognized deterrent, however it must be used in such a large amount that indoors the odor emitted by the flakes may be overwhelming. This method is probably better suited to areas that are not consistently occupied.
- There are not currently any registered chipmunk control baits available on the market.
- Carbon monoxide from engine exhaust or agricultural cartridges.
- Aluminum phosphide
- Many different types of both live and kill traps are currently available for chipmunk control.
- Professional abatement
- Owl box installation
- David E. Williams, 1994. Chipmunks: Prevention and control of wildlife damage. State Director. USDA-APHIS Animal Damage Control. Lincoln, Nebraska
- University of Michigan Museum of Zoology - Animal Diversity Web