Nothing gets your blood pressure flowing quite like coming into contact with a snake on your Minnesota property. While most snakes in Minnesota are not poisonous, with the exception of the Timber Rattlesnake, they still present a lot of fear for homeowners. When finding a snake on your property, one of the first thoughts that likely comes to mind is how to get the snake off your property. Sure, you could try and get rid of it yourself, but that runs the risk of you or the snake getting injured
In the middle of winter, many of us think about how tired we are of the cold and how much we are looking forward to spring. Wild animals may not think about things in the same way humans do, but they surely act as though they do. At the height of winter, some animals sneak into your home to escape the cold and snowy weather, protection and safety that we take for granted. Animals have the same instinct to seek shelter as we do, and some of them
Squirrels are all over Minnesota. In fact, the gray squirrel is one of the most common critters in the entire state. You will frequently see them in your yard, darting across the road, in parks, on trails and in wooded areas. They have a trademark bushy tail and are not generally aggressive. However, over the last several decades, as our state has been built up more and more, squirrels have made their way closer and closer to humans. Squirrels are active during the day, they eat nuts, acorns, seeds and flowers
At Minnesota Wild Animal Management, we are no strangers to bats. Bats find themselves in the most unique and interesting places. Whether they are huddled in your attic or making themselves stuck in one of your eaves, you do not want to keep them around for long. In Minnesota, there are seven common species of bats. Within those species, two of them are known for making their way into homes and wreaking havoc on your space. If you think you have
Owning a home can be a great joy – but also a great burden at times. One thing that many people cite as the stress of owning a home is the unexpected maintenance and repairs. It can seem like there is an endless list of home improvement projects that need to be done. Repairs and home improvement projects can be done at your own pace, but what happens when you suspect that there is a wild animal that has taken refuge in a part of your home? There is no way to plan for this type of stress. It may concern you on many levels. Wild animals can cause damage to the area that they live in, they can spread disease and they are certainly not clean and may leave droppings and waste behind.