Tips To Keep Squirrels Out Of Your Attic This WinterAs 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!

Tips to Keep Squirrels Out of Your Attic This Winter

Examine Your Attic Vents – If you have plastic attic vents, you’re giving squirrels an easy access point into your attic. Metal attic vents that are securely attached to your home are much better at keeping squirrels out. You can also screen your vents with ½” hardware cloth to keep critters out.
Trim Tree Branches – Squirrels can jump long distances, so it’s best to keep tree limbs at least 10 feet away from your home. You’ll want to check your trees at least once per year because trees can grow quickly and leave a perfect path for squirrels to gain access to your roof and, ultimately, your attic.
Seal Openings – Every few months, walk around your property to find new access points. Common access points include openings around siding, eaves, and any areas where pipes or utility lines enter your home. Seal these openings to prevent squirrels and other pests from entering your home. If you’re unsure how best to seal these holes, contact a wildlife removal team like Minnesota Wild Animal Management.
Check Your Chimney – Add a chimney cap if you don’t already have one, and ensure there are no gaps around the chimney’s flashing.

Remember, Certain Squirrels Are Protected In Minnesota

Keep in mind that fox and gray squirrels are protected in Minnesota. This means there are set seasons when they can be removed in our area. Working with a licensed wildlife removal team like Minnesota Wild Animal Management will ensure all necessary steps are taken to remove the squirrels in full accordance with all local laws and ordinances.

Need Professional Squirrel Removal In Minnesota?

If you’ve tried some of these tips to keep squirrels out of your home and are still dealing with a problem, don’t hesitate to call us. We’ll be happy to come out to your property to comprehensively assess what needs to be done to eliminate your squirrel problem. Give us a call today at (763) 785-1414 to reach one of our wildlife removal experts.

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