Minnesota Wild Animal Management | Squirrel Removal

Squirrel Removal MN

Many wildlife species coexist with humans very successfully, but some can become quite a nuisance. Squirrels are one of them. Squirrels are more than just nuisance pests. They can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home and landscape. They also can cause enormous damage by burrowing through wires and pipelines, as well as undermining foundations and general erosion.

Squirrels can climb a vertical brick wall

Squirrels are clever, persistent animals and will get in anywhere they can, ‘um like in your attic (walls, house, etc.). Squirrels can climb a vertical brick face. They can also scale a vertical aluminum-sided house just as easily. They can scuttle over or underhanded, on wires, as easily as you can walk, and they can float, over ninety feet to the ground, absolutely unharmed.

If they do this inside your house, they will chew on pipes, wires, nails, anything they find. This will cause you huge problems later on. They can fit through anything they can get their head through. Once inside, their curiosity drives them to explore. If you don’t have a chimney trap/guard it’s an open invitation. As your house ages, this weathering provides the opportunity for squirrels to discover a damaged piece of trim, allowing them partial entrance. If they find a small opening in a piece of trim they can gnaw it into an entry hole in minutes if they want to.

And they don’t really need your attic. An exposed soffit will do just as well. If it’s a soffit, you might not hear them, and they could be in there for months.

Wild Animal Prevention

Seal up entrances

The best solution is always prevention! Carefully inspect your house to make sure there are no existing holes or structural disrepair before you even have an animal problem.  If you do end up with a squirrel attempting to gain entry, you must be absolutely certain he has not already set up camp inside before attempting to do any repairs.

If it is spring or summer, make sure that you haven’t recently sealed up any holes in your house that may have led to babies.  A female squirrel will do extensive damage to a house in her efforts to be reunited with her young if they have been sealed in.

Squirrel Control

Can you get rid of squirrels?  Absolutely!

Squirrels in your attic?

Squirrel control is geared to the seasonal life-cycle.  In the spring and fall, baiting can be very effective, as squirrels are heavily feeding on seedlings during this time.  Timely fumigation, during ground nesting periods is very effective.  Resting and feeding patterns will determine the best combination of baiting, trapping and fumigation to achieve optimal control.

Squirrels are rodents, the same as mice and rats.  They can carry the SAME diseases (plus a few) and they are not afraid of people. Just remember, however, that the cute fuzzy tail is the only difference.

If you have a squirrel problem you are going to have to trap and remove them.  Hiring a professional Minnesota Wild Animal Management Expert can help ensure the trapping is done in a timely and humane manner.  They are experienced and trained with the removal of these rodents. On top of removing the squirrels, they can also repair the damage they have done so they will not return!