Northeast MN, MN
Lakes Area Wildlife Control
Lakes Area Wildlife Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Northeast MN 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 Northeast MN pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 218-209-4008 -
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 Saint Louis 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 Northeast MN animal control for wildlife issues.
Saint Louis County Animal Services or Humane Society: (218) 829-0991?
Northeast MN Wildlife Removal Tip: What should I do if I find an orphaned baby raccoon wandering about? The first thing you should do if you find an orphaned baby raccoon wandering about is not touch it. There are a few scenarios that might be happening here which will eventually sort themselves out. The mother could be moving her youngsters from an unsafe nesting point to a safer one, at which point she'll come back for her young pup eventually and you won't need to do anything about it. If that's not the case and the pup has somehow been left behind, she might locate it and rescue it herself anyway. There is another case that might be going on here too - she might have left the baby to die, knowing it is sick / the runt of the litter / she has no way to take care of it. If she knows the baby will die, she won't waste her time taking care of it, and neither should you. This is nature doing it's work - evolution at its finest. It might break your heart and it is very sad but the very last thing you should do is remove the baby raccoon. If you do this, you'll have moved the baby away from the spot at which the mother lost it. If she comes back, she won't be able to find it. Then the baby will die anyway. If you are in any doubt, make a note of the location and call the professional wildlife rehabilitators in. They can check the animal over and potentially even place mother and pup back together again, something you probably won't be able to do.
Northeast MN Animal News Clip: The Gopher (Animal) - The term gopher is typically used to refer to various burrowing rodents, which are endemic to North America. It should, therefore, be noted that gopher does not refer to only one species, but is used to refer to several species of rodents. Some of the species that are referred to by the term include the prairie dog, Richardson's ground squirrel, the ground squirrel and pocket gopher among others. The pocket gophers are what are also referred to as the true gophers. Gophers typically weigh 0.5 pounds, which is about 230 g. Their body length is about thirty eight centimeters. In addition, their tails are seven inches long. They usually live for two or three years, if there are no risks of disease or predation.
It should be noted that gophers are known to burrow or dig tunnels. As a result of this, they disrupt a lot of human activities like construction, underground cables, landscaping, garden plots and commercial agriculture among others. It is as a reason of this that they are often treated as pests and in most cases, they are killed on site. Gophers make so many tunnels and they often leave large amounts of dirt and rocks at their tunnel entrances, which are often referred to as gopher holes or gopher towns. After they have dug their holes and tunnels, the gophers use them for protection. In other words, they use them as their houses. In most cases, adult gophers will stand watch at the entrance of the tunnel, in order to watch for predators and warn the others at the site of trouble. Whenever predators are spotted, they whistle and all the other gophers will run to the tunnel for safety. One gopher town can have a population of thousands of gophers and it can easily be spread to cover a large section of a mountain or prairie, which causes destruction to plant life, and ultimately the environment.
Gophers have the capacity to move backwards, almost as fast as they move forward. In order to be able to do this, they need to use their tails as guides. It, therefore, ought to be noted that gopher tails are extremely essential for their movement. In order for them to be able to dig as well as gophers do, they need to use their claws. The claws are found on their fore feet and they are usually long and sharp. Another notable characteristic about gophers is their yellowish upper incisors, which are always visible because the lips always close behind them. Gophers have small ears and eyes. Their heads resemble those of rats and in some instances; they have been mistaken for rats. More often than not, when a person sees a gopher, he or she is likely to scream rat. This is because of the strong resemblance that gophers have to rats. Gophers are known to eat vegetation like carrots, radishes and lettuce among