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 and build compact nests in areas (like trees) that are protected from predators.
Gray Squirrel Removed From Your Home
While gray squirrels generally build nests in trees, in some cases, they may take up residence in a home, garage or attic. This is not ideal for the homeowner and we always recommend hiring a professional to remove squirrels and their nest safely and in a humane way. These squirrels generally breed in the springtime, so if you are concerned about a potential squirrel infestation the team at Minnesota Wild Animal Management can help you before it becomes an even bigger problem. Here are some signs that you may be sharing your space with those furry creatures:
1. You have been hearing strange noises in your attic or around your home. Common sounds include scurrying, scratching or scampering noises.
2. Unexplained damage around your home including bite marks in wires, wood, etc.
3. Damage to your air vents or insulation.
4. Droppings anywhere inside your home and/or a foul smell.
5. You notice squirrel footprints near entry points in your home.
Squirrel Removal And Home Repair Services in MN
Squirrels can cause damage to your home as they work to build their nest and hide their food. Squirrels have been known to chew through shingles and siding to gain entry to your home’s attic or garage. They are looking for a warm, dry place to live, protected from the harsh Minnesota winter weather. If you are concerned that one or more squirrels have made their way inside your home, do not delay. Call the team at Minnesota Wildlife Management immediately. We have remained open and operating at full capacity during the pandemic and can respond to your needs 24/7. We have cleaning and sanitation protocols that will keep you and your family safe. We prioritize safe and humane wild animal removal and can repair any damage left behind. For more information about our squirrel removal services, call (763) 785-1414.