As the weather starts to cool in and around Minnesota, squirrels throughout the area are looking for a warm place to shack up for the winter. Our warm homes are perfect breeding grounds for squirrels and their offspring. At Minnesota Wild Animal Management, we often receive calls about squirrel removal, which is why we’ve put together a list of some ways you can help to prevent squirrels from making your home, their home this season!
• Examine Your Attic Vents – If you have plastic attic vents, you’re giving squirrels an easy access point into your attic.
As spring brings vibrant hues into Minnesota’s Twin Cities area, so too do an assortment of wild animals. While watching their arrival can be captivating, ensuring we strike an effective balance between coexisting with them while keeping them away from homes is of equal importance. We will discuss some of the common spring animals found around Minnesota’s Twin Cities while giving tips for effectively managing them in this blog post.
Squirrels are active and curious creatures and are always on the lookout for food and shelter. When they climb trees on your property, they gain access to your roof and siding and even with a very small opening, they can find their way inside your home. It’s impossible to pinpoint exactly when it happens but before you know it, squirrels can do a significant amount of damage to the exterior of your home, particularly to areas of wood, fascia or siding that might already be vulnerable.
There is probably not a day that goes by in White Bear Lake when you do not see a squirrel. There are many squirrels in Minnesota. Three different species live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area – gray squirrels, red squirrels, and flying squirrels. Squirrels are cute and pretty harmless to humans unless they decide to enter your home. Minnesota weather is harsh and during the coldest months, squirrels like to stay warm and are looking for food. Squirrels can climb so getting to your roof or in a small hole in your fascia, walls or through your chimney is no challenge. If you think that you might have a squirrel in your home, reach out immediatel
If you’re in the Bloomington, MN area you likely see squirrels all around your home and yard. Whether they are red squirrels, gray squirrels, or even flying squirrels, these critters have long made the Twin Cities area their home! If one or more of these inquisitive critters has made their way into your home it’s time to call in the squirrel removal pros at Minnesota Wild Animal Management today!
Watching a little gray squirrel can be entertaining with their cute little whiskers and the way they stand up on their back feet to eat. Oh, and watching them gnaw on a little tiny acorn. Adorable. Well, until they invade your home! Those cute little furry creatures can do a lot of damage by chewing cords, cables, wall board, support beams, and other materials. They have been known to cause thousands of dollars in damages to residential properties in a single season! While it is not common for them to enter a dwelling, the experts at Minnesota Wild Animal Management want to let you know what to look for, if you suspect one is somewhere inside your house.