Overview

Chipmunks are small, striped rodents known for their charming appearance and energetic behavior. Belonging to the squirrel family, these creatures are easily recognizable by their vibrant stripes that run along their backs and their cheek pouches used for storing food. Chipmunks are primarily found in North America, thriving in forests, urban parks, and gardens. While they are admired for their cuteness and are less likely to invade homes than other rodents, chipmunks can still cause issues in gardens and landscapes by burrowing and eating plant bulbs.

Diet

Chipmunks are omnivores, with a diet that predominantly consists of seeds, nuts, berries, fruits, and occasionally insects. Their preference for seeds and plant materials can lead to conflicts with gardeners, as chipmunks are known to raid flower beds and vegetable gardens, dig up bulbs, and consume young plants. While they contribute to the ecosystem by dispersing seeds, managing their population is essential to prevent significant damage to gardens and landscapes.

Scat

Chipmunk scat is small and pellet-like, similar to that of mice but slightly larger and often found in discrete piles near their burrowing areas or foraging paths. Recognizing chipmunk scat in your garden or near your home can help identify an active chipmunk presence and the need for potential control measures to protect your vegetation and landscape from their foraging activities.

Tracks

Chipmunk tracks are diminutive and may be challenging to spot, but they typically show four toes on the front feet and five on the back, with claw marks sometimes visible. In soft soil or snow, you might notice the light tread of their feet, along with tail drag marks. Identifying chipmunk tracks can provide insights into their activity patterns and help in managing their presence more effectively around your property.

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