While your kids may love spotting squirrels outside your home, it’s important to keep in mind that these pests can pose a very real danger to your home. Squirrels spend most of their time outdoors in trees, but as the weather cools down in the Twin Cities metro area, squirrels will often try to find a warmer spot to build their nests. At Minnesota Wild Animal Management, this translates into a significant increase in calls from our customers looking for squirrel removal services. Remember if you have a squirrel problem inside your home, it’s something that should be handled immediately by a reputable
Squirrels are very interesting creatures. They can are fun to watch scurrying around your lawn, jumping from tree to tree and hoarding and burying nuts for a future meal. Squirrels average 8-20” in length, weigh between ⅓ of a pound to 1.5 pounds and live in the wild an average of 6 years. They generally nest in trees, however, if they decide to take up residence in your attic, around your chimney or on your roof, and they can damage your siding, insulation, or even electrical wires in or around your home.
Seeing playful little baby squirrels running around St. Paul may be cute or amusing but having them scurrying around in your attic is something else entirely. The squirrel population in the Twin Cities has become a nuisance for many residents. By the time you hear scratching noises or the pitter patter of little feet running around above your head or inside of the walls, the damage may have already been done.