Trapping is the most practical method of chipmunk control in most home situations. Live-catch wire-mesh traps or common rat snap traps can be used to catch chipmunks. We have a trapping program where we come out 6 times. At the beginning of service we may be out there 1 – 2 times a week, but at the end of the serivce it may become every other week, depending on the level of infestation. The traps are in boxes so that children and pets cannot access them. This also conceals the trapped animal from sight.
Chipmunks are not protected by federal law, nor are they protected under the Michigan’s wildlife laws and may be taken at any time. If you are carrying a firearm, bow and arrow or slingshot for the purposes of taking them as wild animals, a license is required. If you are experiencing chipmunk damage and are controlling them within the confines of your home, yard and associated buildings, a license is not required.