If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Red Wing 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 Red Wing, and I recommend the following:
Preferred Wildlife Solutions
Cell Phone: 612-524-5507
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Goodhue County Animal Services: 651.385.3600
Preferred Wildlife Solutions 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 Preferred Wildlife Solutions 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 612-524-5507
to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
- Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
- Fully Minnesota and Goodhue County licensed and insured
- Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
- Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
- Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
- Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste
Preferred Wildlife Solutions is a full-service Red Wing wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Red Wing pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Preferred Wildlife Solutions 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.
Red Wing 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 Red Wing raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Preferred Wildlife Solutions. 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 Red Wing 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 Red Wing 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 Red Wing 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 Red Wing pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Red Wing 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 Red Wing trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Red Wing 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. Preferred Wildlife Solutions does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Preferred Wildlife Solutions. 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
. Preferred Wildlife Solutions
also provides dead animal removal in Red Wing. 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 Red Wing 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 Red Wing. And remember, we are a private business, not Goodhue County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 651.385.3600.
Goodhue County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Preferred Wildlife Solutions
Cell Phone: 612-524-5507
Red Wing Wildlife Tip #1:
Tips on trapping rodents - So, you have a problem with an rodent and you want to sort it out? There is no need to worry or stress, these simple tips will give you helpful information on how to make sure your traps work to effectively and safely trap the nuisance animal so you can then go on ahead to release it or hand it over to the professionals to let them sort it out! Firstly, with live traps, you will need to choose bait. This could be cat food, sweet fruit like apples, or meat - you will find lots of information online on which bait to use, but a bit of trial and error on your part will soon lead you to the right ones. Make sure that your trap is on flat ground, with nothing around it, and cannot be moved. Although the possum may not look like much, it weighs in at around the same size of a cat and you will want to be sure the creature doesn't try to throw its weight around. One wrong move and the rodent could tip the cage over, potentially releasing itself or injuring itself; two things that you definitely don't want. Also, be ensuring there is no debris or anything around, you can make sure the animal goes into the trap, rather than around or no top of it. If the creature jumps on top, the mechanism could go off, and this will make the trap pointless with no animal inside! Test the trap! This is important! A trap that doesn't work could go off for no reason, could not go off at all, or could go off incorrectly. These scenarios could lead to an escaped rodent, an empty cage, or an injured rodent; again, three things that you do not want to happen. Finally, make sure that you place the rodent traps in the right place, and in the right direction. You can keep an eye out after dark for where the rodent seems to be running - this will help you with good trap placement and will ensure that your animal is caught as quickly as possible.
Red Wing Wildlife Tip #2:
Snake feces photos - There is no photo that is going to help you determine just what kind of snake is in your yard. Snake feces are often moist and full of the indigestible remnants of small animals. Aside from the white urea cap that may be present, snake feces resembles the droppings of many other carnivores. There are also a number of animals that leave long, tubular piles of solid waste, but a snake is not usually one of them. Because of the lack of plant fiber in their digestive tract, snake poop is usually just a piled mess of wet excrement. The liquid state of this waste is further exaggerated by the fact that snakes use one orifice to eliminate both solid and liquid materials. The cloaca, the opening at the base of the tail, is the equivalent of a rectum and a urethra combined. Because it is so infrequent to actually see snake poop, consider the chance that your discovery may belong to another small carnivore. Try to eliminate other animals from the list of culprits before you decide that you have a snake around your property. Chances are that you do have a snake, but not because you found questionable droppings. If you live in the country, you will see snakes around your yard. They are a part of the ecosystem, and there is no eliminating them.
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 Preferred Wildlife Solutions, any time of day, at 612-524-5507, for a price quote for Red Wing wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Red Wing, MN.