If you have a problem with wildlife in your Brainerd Area home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Minnesota wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Minnesota and Brainerd Area, and I recommend the following:
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Crow Wing County Animal Services: (218) 829-0991?
Lakes Area Wildlife Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats or mice in homes. Minnesota also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Lakes Area Wildlife Control is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 218-209-4008 to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Click here to learn more about what prices we charge in 2020.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
Lakes Area Wildlife Control is a full-service Brainerd Area wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Brainerd Area pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Lakes Area Wildlife Control performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Brainerd Area wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Minnesota to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know. Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Minnesota law. We offer Brainerd Area raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Lakes Area Wildlife Control. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Brainerd Area squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed. Never, ever use poison! Most Brainerd Area exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Brainerd Area rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Minnesota is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Brainerd Area pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Brainerd Area bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Brainerd Area trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Brainerd Area wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. Lakes Area Wildlife Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Lakes Area Wildlife Control. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc. Read about how to get rid of opossums. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks. Lakes Area Wildlife Control also provides dead animal removal in Brainerd Area. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Brainerd Area snake removal - most of the snakes in Minnesota are not venomous, but call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes in Brainerd Area. And remember, we are a private business, not Crow Wing County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (218) 829-0991?. Crow Wing County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Every wildlife removal situation is different, from the species of animals involved, the location of the animal inside a house or outside, the extent of repairs or cleanup, etc. It's impossible to give one-size-fits-all prices. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: For example, a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: For example, getting critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: For example, a project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
Give us a phone call now and tell us about your wildlife issue and we will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone. If you're cool with it, we can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment if you like. Our prices are fair, and a good value because we do the job right, the first time.
Brainerd Area Wildlife Tip #1:
What can you buy to drive away fox under the shed? - Sometimes, rather than relying on traps to remove a wild animal like the fox from your home or yard; you should look towards repellants or similar options to do the job for you. The only problem with this way of thinking is that the things that you will often come across that promise to do such a job, rarely do so as well as they state they will, which can lead to mass disappointment on your part, and a rather costly trip to the wildlife control experts anyway - something you could have just in the first place before you wasted money on various repellants! There are a large number of things that have been "reported" to have worked to successfully drive away an fox from areas such as under your shed, but it makes sense to take these suggestions with a pinch of salt - one person may have found great relief, but twenty others may have rendered them useless! Moth balls are something that have been suggested for years in the fight against various wild animals and especially foxes but the fact of the matter is, this is very much a touch and go kind of situation. Your neighbor may have found relief, but there is no guarantee that you will and you could end up spending a large amount of money on the mothballs over an extended period of time, which you could have better spent on the local professionals to do the job for you!
Brainerd Area Wildlife Tip #2:
Traps For Wild animal Removal - There are a number of different manufacturers who will offer traps that can be used to catch and remove wild animals, with cage traps making up the vast majority of options available for those wanting to remove an wild animal. These are traps that are made up of a cage that has enough space for the wild animal to move around in without being able to damage the trap itself, with one part of the trap that snaps shut when the wild animal gets inside. The traps that are used to catch wild animals are of a successful design that can be used to catch many other animals of a similar size, and may be marketed to catch raccoons and even stray cats. When you are buying a suitable trap to catch an wild animal, it is vital to make sure that it is of a good strong wire metal construction as the wild animal will try and escape by clawing at the wire with its strong claws. It is also good to look at the mechanism of the trap itself, with the simpler traps being less likely to go wrong. Many traps will also come with a guide of how to place and use the trap, which can be very useful for people who are new to catching wild animals.
Minnesota Wildlife Information:
Minnesota State bird: Common loon
State mammal: Black bear
State amphibian: Northern leopard frog
State fish: Walleye
State insect: Monarch butterfly
Minnesota is known as "the land of 10,000 lakes", which is a correct description of the glacial-carved landscape. In reality, the state has over 11,000 lakes. The large bodies of water are supported collectively by over 6,000 streams. The water doesn't stop there; there are over 10 million acres of wetlands in the region. Despite being one of the more populated states in the country, over 60 percent of Minnesota's population lives in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. This leaves much of the south as farmland and much of the north as unpopulated forest known as the North Woods.
Aquatic and semi-aquatic animals thrive in this land of 10,000 lakes. There are numerous beavers, muskrats, and otters. These are only a few of the animals that like to live in wetlands, and one of the most common nuisance animals in the state-the raccoon-is also a fan of such a location. Raccoons are not strict forest dwellers. They will live anywhere they can find a vertical surface to climb if danger approaches. The appeal of a swamp or lake for a raccoon is the abundance of reptile and bird nests that can be raided for tasty eggs.
While a good portion of the state is water-oriented, there are many areas where deciduous forests were cleared for farmland. These vast expanses of land combined with the natural prairie of the state support herds of bison, elk, and caribou. All of these large grazers have been severely affected by conversion of plains into farmland, and now numbers of each animal are minimal. More solitary grazers like the moose tend to fare better in the second-growth forests around the state. There is also an abundance of white-tailed deer which keep local packs of timber wolves fed.
Minnesota has the largest population of timber wolves in the country second only to Alaska. These wolves are usually reclusive, but harsh weather can drive them toward farms in search of grazing livestock. More problematic for people are the coyotes, which cannot compete with the wolves for food, and often rely on sneaky tactics to secure a meal from the local farmhouse.
Common animals in the state are skunks, gophers, squirrels, porcupines, foxes, salamanders, snakes, black bear, bobcats, cougars, and bald eagles.
You can always call Lakes Area Wildlife Control, any time of day, at 218-209-4008, for a price quote for Brainerd Area wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Brainerd Area, MN.