4 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Chipmunks Under the Porch


Do you have chipmunks causing all sorts of havoc on your property? Try these four natural methods to get rid of chipmunks under the porch or on your lawn.

How to Get Rid of Chipmunks

1. Use a Live Animal Trap
Get a live animal trap, such as the AB Traps, to catch the chipmunks humanely. Place these traps close to the chipmunk’s burrow and lure them in with some tasty treats (such as peanut butter).

You may need to set up several of these traps as there is a good likelihood that a family of chipmunks is living under the porch. You may also need to experiment with the placement of the bait as chipmunks are lightweight rodents.

Chipmunk Peanut Butter Trap

2. Set up Ultrasonic Repellers
Ultrasonic repellers, such as the DAMAIJA repeller, emit an annoying sound that’s only audible to small rodents like chipmunks and squirrels. Set these devices up along the perimeter of your property to deter them from entering your yard.

Chipmunk Bucket Trap

3. Set up a Bucket Trap
Get a tall bucket that a chipmunk wouldn’t be able to easily jump out from. Next, fill the bucket with some sunflower seeds and place a wooden plank on the side of the bucket so it forms a sturdy ramp. You could also apply some oil to the inner-side of the bucket to make it more difficult for the chipmunks to jump and escape.

4. Deter Them with Ammonia-Soaked Rags
Soak a rag or two with household ammonia cleaner then place it underneath the porch. Most chipmunks will vacate immediately because ammonia could resemble the smell of urine from common predators.