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Humanely Removing Animals in the Minneapolis Area

If unwanted pests have taken refuge in your house, you owe it to yourself to work with a professional who offers humane animal removal services. At OakRidge Wildlife Control, we’ve been serving homeowners throughout the Minneapolis community for more than 25 years, and we can help rid your home of a variety of invasive animals.
Bats

Bat Removal & Prevention Services

One of the problems that homeowners face after bats have been removed is attic damage. Bats contaminate insulation with their guano. This buildup of feces will attract insects and damage the attic insulation. We can provide complete attic cleanup and insulation replacement.
All bats, need space about the size of a coin to enter a home. These holes are typically found on the roof where a tile has become loose. This is just one of the many ways a bat can get in. Bats enter and exit through these holes as much as they please. Bats use these holes at night when it is time to gather food. After a thorough inspection of your home, our professionals can inform you on the best methods.
Once the exclusion is done and your home is bat-free, our team can do a complete seal up to ensure that the bats don’t return. It’s important to note that the removal process is completely humane to the bats. OakRidge Wildlife Control does not use sticky or wired traps to remove the bat. These would prove unnecessary and harmful and we don’t condone those types of methods.

Bats can be a major health concern
Bat colony control is one of our specialties. Bats are a colonizing species, which means that they live in large groups. In fact, most of the large groups are primarily female, and are referred to as a maternity colony. They have one baby bat each year, in June, and it remains flightless through the summer as it grows. Often in August, when the young start to fly, people with a bat problem notice it more, because suddenly there's about double the number of bats, and some of the inexperienced young will crawl down from the attic, down the walls, and enter the home through gaps.

Bats are good animals, but the problem is that they enter a building or attic and roost in great numbers. There, they leave an abundance of urine and droppings (guano). The droppings can accumulate in high amounts, making a real mess in the building. The urine and droppings can seep down walls, corrode wood, and cause a bad odor. In addition, over time, mold can grow on the droppings, which can lead to lung infections. Bat colonies do not relocate once they've found a place to live, and only grow larger with time. It's best to have the bats removed. We remove all of the bats — we don't harm or kill a single one — and completely bat-proof your home for a permanent solution. We are a professional wildlife removal company, offering bat control services. We aren't a pest control or bat exterminator company. We provide humane bat exclusion and a complete solution to your bat problem.

Beavers

While beavers don’t generally invade homes, they still lead to headaches for property owners. If you see gashes near the base of the trees in your yard, you’re probably dealing with a beaver looking for wood to build a dam. You should only work with an experienced trapper to address this issue, as there are legal protections in place to prevent overhunting for their fur.

Canadian Geese

If you feed geese grazing on your property, you could create a problem. Not only can these large birds become aggressive as they lose their fear of people, their droppings can also contaminate water and vegetation with bacteria. If you cut off their food source, they’ll generally move on, but trapping can only be done by a licensed professional.

Deer

Deer might be graceful as they run through the forest, but they can wreak havoc on your property’s vegetation. While it’s unlikely a family of deer will choose to reside in your yard, a manicured garden could present an irresistible feeding opportunity for the herd. Consider physical or chemical fencing to make them move on to the next property.

Gophers

Slightly larger than moles, gophers can cause similar damage to your garden. To rid your property of these animals, you can have a pest management company either inject bait into the network of tunnels or set up traps for a humane removal option that’s much friendlier to the environment.

Moles

Moles can tear up your gardens as they tunnel through fertile ground in search of food. If you see raised ridges of soil or mounds of dirt, you probably have an infestation. To protect your plants from destruction, you can bury wire barriers around your vegetation to prevent tunneling.

Opossums

These nocturnal creatures move slowly under cover of darkness, and it’s quite common for them to take up refuge in garages, homes and under porches. While most damage is limited to chewing to gain entry, they can carry diseases that could put your family at risk.

Raccoons

The raccoon is one of the most common pest problems, as these foragers will look anywhere to find food and shelter. The most likely place for an infestation is in the attic, as raccoons will tear into a roof to find a safe place to nest. These pests are frequent carriers of rabies, so be sure to call a professional if you suspect an invasion.

Skunks

Skunks generally live in wooded areas, but the temptation of garbage cans can be irresistible to these pests. Not only does their spray create a horrible odor, they also carry diseases and harmful parasites. If one of these creatures has invaded your home, you should call a professional removal service as soon as possible.

Squirrels

If you live in a wooded area, your property is probably overrun with squirrels. As the winter months approach, these small animals might seek shelter inside your home to ride out cold temperatures. To prevent an infestation in your house, stay on top of any openings in the building and put screens over chimneys.

Woodchucks

Otherwise known as groundhogs, woodchucks dwell underground and cause damage to gardens and crops, but don’t generally enter homes. Since they can both tunnel and climb, protective fencing needs to extend a few feet above and below the surface to completely exclude the animal.

Convenient to Minneapolis, Princeton, St. Paul and Surrounding City Residents

If you live in Minneapolis, Princeton or St. Paul, turn to OakRidge Wildlife Control for assistance with any of your pest problems. We have more than 25 years of experience serving residential and commercial clients, and we’re ready to help you reclaim your property. To learn more about our wildlife removal company or schedule an appointment, call 763-633-3000 today.

Some of the many cities we have removed animals from

Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes Oak Grove, Ramsey, St. Francis, Spring Lake Park, Albertville, Albion Center, Albright, Annandale, Buffalo, Clearwater, Cokato, Delano, Enfield, French Lake, Hanover, Hasty, Highland, Howard Lake, Knapp, Maple Lake Monticello, Montrose, Oster, Otsego, Rassat, Rice Lake, Rockford, Saint Michael, Silver Creek, Smith Lake, South Haven, Stockholm, Waverly, West Albion, Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine (portion), Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes Oak Grove, Ramsey, St. Francis, Spring Lake Park,Albany, Avon, Belgrade, Brooten, Cold Spring, Eden Valley, Elrosa, Freeport, Greenwald, Holdingford, Kimball, Lake Henry, Meire Grove, Melrose, New Munich, Paynesville, Richmond, Rockville, Roscoe, Sartell, Sauk Centre, Spring Hill, St. Anthony, St. Augusta, St. Cloud, St. Joseph, St. Martin, St. Rosa, St. Stephen, Waite Park, Becker, Big Lake, Clear Lake, Elk River, Princeton