Wild Animal Management MN | Wild Animal Disposal
Here it is… the end of another Minnesota summer. Squirrels, raccoons, mice, other creepy rodents are all trying to take up residence in your home, so maybe it’s time to plan for their arrival, cuz like it or not, winter is on the way! In wooded locations or areas close to woods, you can also expect to find deer mice or white-footed mice (Peromyscus species). Peromyscus can be distinguished from other mice by their striking bicolor pattern. They are always all white underneath from the tip of the long tail to the tip of the chin.
Many of these critters gain entry into homes as they seek shelter from the cold weather, and your home may seem like just the place to spend the winter. Not only do they run like Olympic track stars, they are masters at being able to quickly scurry into wall corners and squeezing through tight spaces. Once inside, they can do a heck of a lot of damage.
For example, you know that raccoons in the attic can become a very big deal. Take a look. Here’s a commercial released by Allstate about raccoon damage in your attic. You’ve probably seen this actor on other Allstate commercials. Anyway, you know that if a giant insurance company like Allstate is running an ad campaign like this, then raccoons are a pretty serious issue. They literally rip into everything in your attic and leave behind droppings and deadly parasites that can harm you and your family. Listen guys. Raccoon leave behind diseases. Deadly diseases! They can negatively impact the health of you and your family. If you’ve had a raccoon or other unwanted house guest in your attic than the space needs to be cleaned thoroughly.
The one thing that was left out of the commercial (and the much more serious issue) are the diseases that raccoons leave behind in your home. Roundworm is just one example.
Allstate Raccoon Mayhem Commercial
Wild Animal Removal & Prevention
Wildlife is fun to watch, but raccoons, skunks, and snakes in your yard, garden or under the house? Not so much! However, there are several effective pest-proofing measures you can use to discourage these unwanted guests from moving indoors for the winter. Homeowners or residents should:
- Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home.
- Store items that are kept in garages, basements and attics in plastic, sealed containers rather than cardboard boxes to prevent rodents from nesting inside.
- Keep branches and shrubbery trimmed away from the home.
- Store firewood at least 20 feet from the home and five feet off the ground.
- Install door sweeps that help close the bottom gap on exterior doors, and repair damaged screens, etc.
- Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
- Store food in airtight containers and dispose garbage regularly.
Home Damage Repair!
If an infestation of any kind is suspected, contact a MN Wild Animal Management Expert.
Here’s the thing… If you’ve had a raccoon or any other wild animals that have taken a liking to your home or attic, then you need to get it handled the correct way. Mice and rats can spread diseases like salmonella and hantavirus when they contaminate food. Rodents can also bring other pests like fleas, ticks and lice indoors and can also cause damage to a home by chewing through wood and electrical wiring. They are just plain yucky!
Once the pests or wild animals have been removed, we will work with you to get the projects done in a timely manner, and effectively repairing the damage to structures, foundations, walls, vents, attics, roofs, to prevent it from happening again.