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.
Mice are unwelcome guests in just about any home. However, in the winter months in Minnesota, they look for warmth and food because that is so difficult to find outdoors. If they can find even the smallest crack or hole, mice will make their way inside your home. This is unnerving for a homeowner for many reasons. Mice carry disease and can cause serious damage in your home if not taken care of quickly. The team at Minnesota Wild Animal Management Inc. can help you prevent mice from entering and get rid of them if they do.
If you have a raccoon in your home, it’s imperative that you take action quickly. In terms of pests and unwanted guests in your space, raccoons may be at the top of your list. They are savages. Even just outside of your property, they will knock over your garbage cans, tear up your lawn, terrorize your pets and leave feces that may carry parasites that can be transferred to you or your pets. So, can you even fathom the damage done inside your home? Racoons like to take refuge in your chimney, attics, and even under the house.
Whether we realize it or not, wild animals are all around us. In fact, we have actually invaded their habitat and they have had to adapt to our presence. With the consistent growth in the area, wild animals have been pushed into smaller areas of undeveloped land and over time, interactions with humans have increased. The professionals at Minnesota Wild Animal Management work to find balance between this knowledge and the understanding that close interaction with humans is problematic.
As a homeowner, there likely will be times where an unwanted animal makes its way onto your property and tries to make your home their own. As more and more homes are being built in the Twin Cities, MN area, these animals are running out of space. Whether they are looking for food or shelter, it’s important to seek professional help when removing these animals from your property. That’s where a relationship with our staff at Minnesota Wild Animal Management comes in handy. We offer professional animal control services in the area and are committed to handling any animal humanely.
You may have enough knowledge of bats to appreciate that they are intelligent and do a great deal of good for our ecosystem by keeping insect populations in check. You may also know that bats are the only mammal that can fly. However, if you are enjoying a movie in your family room or organizing a box of photos in the attic and you are suddenly dive bombed by a bat or two, this knowledge and appreciation of the intriguing qualities of bats may not be on your mind
Around this time of year, little four-legged critters begin to find their way into your home. Through cracks as tiny as one small marble, mice can invade your home and start their own little family. That little family can quickly turn into an infestation that can then lead to structural and electrical damage in the home. Oh, and did we mention salmonella? That can happen too! Don’t let mice take root in your home. If you notice a mouse in your space, do something about it quickly. Let Minnesota Wild Animal Management help you with all of your mice removal issues.
When the winter months come in Minnesota, we all want to stay indoors as much as possible. The temperatures are cold, the wind is biting and there is often snow and ice on the ground. January is the coldest month with average temperatures hovering below 25 degrees. Humans are not the only creatures who want to stay warm toasty in the winter months. In fact, many wild animals seek shelter in our homes when the temperatures drop. If you think that you might have an unwanted house guest