Unlike birds, most animals do not migrate to the south for the winter. The same creatures that can be a nuisance in the warmer months are the same wild animals that can cause damage to property and buildings during the winter months. It is important to know what to look for to determine if animals have invaded your home seeking warmth. There are some things you can do to prevent an invasion from taking place.
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.
Wild animals do not ask our permission to move into our homes and take up residence. They do this out of the same instinct that we humans have to find permanent shelter from the elements. Humans are the lucky ones in that we have home construction contractors to build us those shelters. Wild animals have to make do with what they have, which amounts to their survival instincts and capacity…