The humane society recommends making changes to your yard to reduce chipmunk damage and presence. Chipmunks are related to squirrels and like squirrels feed on nuts grains and fruit.
Lay the trap where the chipmunk regularly walks.
How to get a chipmunk out of your house. Place traps in areas you ve identified as prime chipmunk territory. Peanuts sunflower seeds and peanut butter make. Your attic garden shed along fences and walls and near the house foundations.
These will lure the chipmunk into the trap and ultimately out of your house. I came home last night to chirping inside my house. The basic recommendations include.
We even named them thelonious munk and his girlfriend mable. Leave peanut butter as the bait and set the trap and wait a few hours for the chipmunk to walk into the trap. Remarkably this is how the story rather anti climactically ends the chipmunk eventually just ran out of the house on his own accord.
Close all gaps around plumbing and hvac pipes and under doors says cowley. Outfit the trap with foods that are enticing to chipmunks. The smell of peppermint citrus cinnamon and eucalyptus can deter them from invading your home or property.
Gently guide the scared chipmunk toward one of the openings. Thank you for your story. If you can t get the chipmunk out or the chipmunk has burrowed in a space in your attic you can lay down no kill traps to catch them.
If one is running around inside the house you need to get it out before it injures itself. There are also plants and essential oils that chipmunks cannot withstand. With the havahart trap you can put set a variety of baits inside the cage.
Place l shaped footers around the home s foundation as well as any foundations sidewalks porches and retaining walls to keep chipmunks from burrowing. I raised my broom above my head like a hockey player. You can try sunflower seeds peanuts cheerios and oats.
You can mix cayenne pepper and water in a spray bottle and then spray the mixture whenever you see chipmunks in your area. To keep chipmunks out experts recommend sealing as many points of entry as possible no matter how small they are. Weather permitting open all the windows and doors of the home.
Fill the trap with dried fruit breakfast cereal or raw oatmeal mixed with peanut butter. You can also take advantage of the fact that the chipmunk probably doesn t have a source of water in your house and is probably thirsty. Now my couch is chirping and like you i have no idea how to get him out.
If possible confine it to one room and leave it alone for a long period of time. We have two chipmunks that have lived outside our house for a long time. I even rescued one of them outside once.