When chipmunks eat, they sit upright and hold food with their front feet. The Eastern chipmunk naturally lives in woodlands and woodlot edges, but they are also found in and around homes. The range of a chipmunk home may be up to 1/2 acre, but the adult only defends an area of 50 feet around its lair entrance. They dig out the soil, so tunnel entrances are well hidden. Chipmunks are most active during the early morning and late afternoon. .
With the onset of cold winter, chipmunks enter a uneasy hibernation and are idle from late fall through the winter. They do not enter a deep hibernation, but rely on the supply of food they have brought to their burrow. Most chipmunks emerge from their hibernation in early spring. Chipmunks are a valuable forest resident by spreading seeds via fecal droppings, this helps with tree regeneration.
At Expert Pest, we offer wildlife trapping for Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana Counties.