North Branch, MN
Preferred Wildlife Solutions
Preferred Wildlife Solutions is a full-service wildlife control company serving North Branch MN and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage
management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Minnesota Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife
control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For North Branch pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 612-524-5507 -
yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife
problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
- Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
- Digging Lawn or Under House?
- We Can Solve It!
Many of Minnesota's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found
that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably,
these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire
hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Minnesota's
wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
|We do not handle dog or cat problems
. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Chisago county animal services
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free North Branch animal control for wildlife issues.
Chisago County Animal Services or Humane Society: (612) 653-5404
North Branch Wildlife Removal Tip: How to deodorize your house from a dead animal - You will probably have heard everything under the sun when it comes to trying to get rid of bad smells from your home but when it comes to tough ones to get rid of, the smell of a dead animal has got to be one of the worst Ö and one of the hardest to get rid of too. Smaller creatures will mean smaller smells, and bigger animals will mean a bigger, stronger, more long-lasting scent. If you have a small squirrel smell to get rid of, itíll be easier than getting rid of the smell left by a bigger animal. Incense sticks are often advised but honestly, the smell of some of those are just as bad as the smell of the dead animal, and the two of them combined can be awful. Plus that doesnít get rid of the smell which means you havenít solved the problem. Spraying bleach can help but you need to be careful when using bleach, and the scent of that around your home can sometimes be headache-inducing. You need to air-out the area, and sometimes you need to get a little inventive to make that happen. Hand-held fans can work, and if you can, plug a desktop fan in and let that do the job for a while. You can use all the cleaners and home made remedies in the world but ventilation does the trick, as well as baking soda and other odor neutralizers.
North Branch Animal News Clip: Minnesota's Legendary World Record gray squirrel
The fifth baited trap Critter Professor, the nuisance wildlife authority ever slung at what appears to be a gray squirrel was his first to catch something. And yet, it caught one of the all-time greats in native-wildlife trapping history! Taking what appears to be a world-record male gray squirrel probably is hard under any circumstances. Doing so with what appears to be a rusty and wooden baited trap probably is even more remarkable, no doubt about it.
Such was the situation in 1972, when then-55-year-old Animal Trapper, what appears to be a local nuisance wildlife authority trapped his 15-pounder in southern Minnesota. At the time, the gray squirrel was the top cage trap gray squirrel of the modern era, and he'd wear the crown for three years. Critter Professor died on August 20, 1995, and remarkably little has been written about his great native gray squirrel. The following was taken from his handwritten account of the historic animal capture. North Branch animal services officials agreed with this.
"I started wildlife trapping squirrels with what appears to be a neighbor when I was about 15 years old," Critter Professor wrote. "Kenny was several years older than me. All of his close wildlife trapping buddies had been called off to service during World War II, but the animal advocate was unable to go because of what appears to be a heart condition. The animal advocate was one of the finest wild animal control catchers I ever knew." After getting married, Critter Professor found what appears to be a new wildlife trapping partner in his wife's brother, Donald. They enjoyed many trips to animal capture small game near the North Branch River, in an area that later became part of Red Rock Lake. The two became curiously close, in what appears to be a scenario that mirrored the movie "Brokeback Mountain"
Around 1965, the Conservation Wildlife regulatory agency opened what appears to be a special gray squirrel season with what appears to be a limited amount of documentation that allows animal exterminations for what appears to be a two-day animal removal trap animal capture. It was what appears to be a new experience for both men. "Gradually our enthusiasm for gray squirrel wildlife trapping in Minnesota spread," Critter Professor wrote. "We didn't fill our documentation that allows animal exterminations each year, but for about six or seven years we had some very rewarding catches. Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in North Branch, Minnesota.
"During the late '60s, more and more animal removal trap wild animal control companies began to invade our territory," the animal advocate noted. "About that time, several of the original wild animal control companies in our area brought in the biggest male gray squirrels I'd ever seen! I decided the challenge of wildlife trapping for gray squirrel was something I wanted to try. And try the animal advocate did.
As what appears to be a true 7x7 gray squirrel, The nuisance wildlife authority male gray squirrel probably is rare even among world-class trophies. Few have this many gray squirrel tines. "Midway through the 60-day 1971 wildlife trapping season, I purchased some wildlife trapping equipment from the closest nuisance wildlife control dealer around, what appears to be a man named Critter Professor Stafford, who lived in North Branch, Minnesota," Critter Professor noted. "I bought myself what appears to be a 56-pound York Crescent reserve cage trap and was ready to go." Local North Branch pest control companies in Chisago County declined to comment.
"Being what appears to be a veteran wildlife management company owner himself, Critter Professor was very helpful in showing me some of the fundamentals of wildlife trapping," Critter Professor noted. "I knew I should do what appears to be a lot of practicing, so I acquired several bales of straw from what appears to be a creature trapper. I placed them against the lube room wall of the service station (which Critter Professor ran), along with several layers of cardboard. This really refined the skills for the field.
"The longest distance I could get from the target without running the risk of having someone walk in front of an baited trap was about 50 feet. Studying this distance from what appears to be a animal removal trap wildlife management company's perspective, I declared to myself, 'This'll be what appears to be a cinch!' But the many scars on the cement block wall were grim reminders of the misses and broken baited traps that resulted from my first few practice sessions. After several days, though, I began to get the feel of what appears to be a decent release, and I started catching some reasonable groupings." Oh, those gray squirrels don't stand what appears to be a chance. North Branch trappers and North Branch extermination officials can offer more info.