BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The chipmunk population is increasing in the northeast.
Patrick Tate is a wildlife biologist with New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department.
"We're seeing the rebound of populations, we have more chipmunks on the landscape," Tate said.
The small, furry animals gravitate towards heavily wooded areas with Red, White, and Black Oak trees, as well as Beech trees.
Tate told WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama that while chipmunks probably won't enter a home, they can certainly do damage to backyards and landscaping.
His advice is for people to clean their bird feeders, rake the acorns from their yards, and dispose of everything in the woods, far from the house.
"The animals will take advantage of those acorns and they'll disappear over time," Tate said.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports