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Actual Size: Approximately 4.5 – 7.5″ from head to the base of the tail.

Characteristics: Reddish-brown fur, white stomach. Two white stripes bordered by black.

Habitat: Attracted to areas with heavy ground cover. Commonly dig unsightly burrows in lawns and flower beds in which they nest.


  • Can fit through gaps as small as two inches wide.
  • Destroys gardens and fruit trees for their flesh and seeds.
  • Nests beneath residences, sometimes gaining access to living spaces.

Chipmunks in Salina

Chipmunks are small, ground-dwelling rodents found in Salina. Close relatives of squirrels, they’re known for their burrowing habits and love of nuts. Found throughout the United States, chipmunks have pouches inside of their cheeks in which they store food when foraging. Although they don’t enter homes as often as mice and rats, chipmunks occasionally burrow underneath homes and can destroy gardens and fruit trees by gnawing on strawberries, plums, apples, and other fruits and seeds.

Chipmunk Habitat

Chipmunks are most comfortable in areas with plenty of cover like open deciduous forests and at the edges of woodlands. Their favorite habitats include logs, trees, stumps, shrubs, and rocks. Chipmunks can also be found in bushy areas, rocky areas, and walls near houses and other buildings. In urban and suburban settings, they often dig up and eat newly planted garden seeds and flower bulbs. They are renowned for their unsightly burrows in lawns and flower beds in Salina. Occasionally, they take up residence in attics or other sites that are a distance above the ground.

Chipmunk Behaviors, Threats, or Dangers

Chipmunks pose no real threat to people but are a frequent frustration for homeowners because of their ability to disrupt the garden and occasionally come inside. Costly damage may result when chipmunks excavate burrows beside building foundations and beneath poured cement porches, patios, and walkways. Furthermore, chipmunks will nest beneath residences, sometimes gaining access to living spaces, basements, and crawl spaces through gaps and cracks in structures. Chipmunks cause structural damage to decks, patios, foundational walls, retention walls, and slabs. If you are having an issue with chipmunks, it is best to consult a professional wildlife control company for removal.

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