How to eliminate chipmunks using rat traps in Delaware | Chipmunk

How to eliminate chipmunks using rat traps

Lethal trapping might be practical in areas less than an acre where children, pets, or other wildlife are not likely to disturb traps. Use rat-sized snap traps baited with peanut butter and sunflower seeds, pieces of fruit, or vegetables. Place the traps where chipmunks have been seen moving or feeding, or at burrow entry points.

To avoid attracting birds or non-target squirrels, conceal traps by placing them under plants next to active burrows, or under inverted boxes with a 2-inch hole cut in each end. Alternatively, if placing the traps next to a wall or structure, conceal them by leaning boards over the traps.

Breeding seasons should be considered. Delay trapping until young are active. 

Laws and regulations to be aware of

While we attempt to provide guidance about state and federal regulations pertaining to specific species and control techniques, we do not provide information about local jurisdictions (city, town, county, etc.) where regulations may be more restrictive, especially as it applies to discharge of firearms, transport of animals or use of trapping equipment. Contact your local city or county government to inquire further. No guarantee is made that information (or lack of information) associated with a species or control technique is completely accurate or current. You should become familiar with federal, state and local laws before beginning any wildlife control activities.

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