Hi. I own a log home. The outside eaves are insulated and sealed off from the inside by foam insulation. I have chipmunks in those eaves of my house. I have seen them and tried to close off their entrances but to no avail. They are active even now since I see fiberglass insulation on my deck. Which of your products would you recommend? Help!!! Thom
Can you confirm that in fact what you have are chipmunks and not flying squirrels? I ask because in over 30 years of responding to this kind of complaint, it always turns out to be flying squirrels in the attic and not chipmunks. In general, chipmunks are ground dwellers and live in burrows. Active when it’s warm, they’ll usually go dormant during the winter. And yes, they can get inside the home, but when they do it’s usually in the lower parts and not the attic.
However, flying squirrels love attics, are active at night and will be a real problem in the winter when it’s cold out. They’ll commonly invade homes when fall turns to winter and it’s then people learn about these cute, tiny creatures which can make so much noise in the attic! At this time I suggest you check out our chipmunk and flying squirrel articles for more details about each animal. These articles do a great job of explaining all you’ll need to know about each and I’m sure we have a solution that you can employ regardless of which it turns out to be. More importantly, these articles have video’s on both animals so you can see exactly what they look like. This will insure you pick the right control option.
Chipmunk Article: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page398.html
Flying Squirrel Article: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page359.html
After reviewing these articles you should be able to know for sure which of the two you have and at that time decide whether you want to try to take care of the problem yourself or if you should hire a professional. And if you need further assistance, please give us a call toll free at 1-800-877-7290.