Welcome to my site about pest control. I'm Miranda Maloney. Although many people fuss loudly about the presence of spiders in the home, these creatures often clear out the bugs that cause far worse problems. Spiders consume beetles, cockroaches, moths and other pests that wreak havoc throughout the house. Thankfully, however, you can hire a pest control professional to eliminate bugs in your home if you do not want to co-habitate with spiders. In fact, pest control professionals can eliminate the spiders as well. I will share information about pest control tactics, both natural and commercial, on this site. Please follow along to learn more.
Chipmunks love to hoard food and store it in their nest. They like to nest in trees, but they aren't above nesting in your garage, shed, or inside your home. These cute little pests can wreak havoc and get into just about anywhere, chewing their way inside to find the warmth and food they need to survive. If you have these curious pests causing you problems at your home, there are ways to get rid of them. Read on for information to help you get rid of these pests.
Set A Trap
Set a trap to catch the chipmunks. You can use live traps or traps that kill these pests. There are more than likely more than one of these pests in your home—you could have chipmunks and other pests such as rats or mice. You may also have a problem with other pests, as chipmunks can chew their way into your home, garage, or other space around your home and they can lead other pests inside too. Set a trap to catch these pests and then reset the traps as needed until you no longer have any more of these pests.
Put Food Away
Chipmunks could be eating all types of food in your home. They love proteins such as nuts and seeds, but they will feed off of birdseed, fertilizers, and grass seed. They may also eat things such as dog food. These pests can also be using items around your home for nesting material. Put these items away to prevent chipmunks from using them for food or for nesting.
Use Poisonous Bait
Use poisonous bait where you have seen these pests or where you think they have been coming into your home. The poisonous bait can help get rid of these pests for good. Place the bait somewhere safe and away from pets and small children. You can use these baits with the traps you have set as well.
Clear Out Debris From Near Your Home
Keep the perimeter of your home free of yard waste and overgrowth where chipmunks can lay low and keep warm. Remove leaf piles from near your home and from around your foundation. Pull out weeds and trim plants or bushes that are overgrown. In the fall months, remove dead plants from around your garden beds that these pests can be using.
If you have a problem with chipmunks, there are ways to get rid of them and keep them from coming back to your home. Hire a pest control company to help you if you continue to have an issue with these or other types of pests at your home.