Minneapolis Wildlife Removal

Wildlife problem? Let us take care of it

Wildlife We Remove in Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis-St. Paul is one of the most populous cities in the U.S. One of the reasons is the readily available access to the outdoors year-round. Minneapolis has over two hundred parks and an extensive biking infrastructure to access them. 

Located in the Eastern Broadleaf Forest, the area is full of deciduous trees and glacial lakes. Animals like raccoons, foxes, rabbits, squirrels, and opossums live in this area. The Twin Cities have cold, snowy winters and warm, humid summers. Minneapolis-St. Paul has the coldest average temperature of any major metropolitan area in the nation. 

A homeowner in Minneapolis will most likely experience an animal in their home between April and October. Winter months, November through March, most mammal activity slows down either because they enter a state of torpor or hibernation.

 

 

Common Nuisance Wildlife

Raccoon

Squirrel

Bat

Rats & Mice

Chipmunk

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Woodchuck

Minneapolis Wildlife Removal Services

Our comprehensive wildlife removal process starts with a whole home inspection. We start the inspection by asking questions so we can understand exactly what you’re experiencing. We want to address any signs of wildlife you have noticed like hearing strange sounds or smelling unusual odors. To prepare for the inspection consider these questions:
  • Have you seen an animal around your home or property?
  • Why do you suspect you have an animal?
  • When are you hearing noises and what do they sound like?
  • Are there any odors in your house and if so, where?
  • How long have you been experiencing the problem?
Here’s what to expect when working with Trutech:

Step 1: Inspection

When a Trutech technician arrives at your home, we will start by asking questions about your experience with the nuisance wildlife at hand. Once we have a firm grasp on the issues the property owner is facing, a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of the home begins. This includes looking at the attic, crawlspace, roof, and any possible entry points. Since each species and home is different, the length of the inspection can vary. It can take between 30 minutes to 3 hours to accurately evaluate the extent of the wildlife nuisance issue.

Step 2: The Plan

With the results of the inspection, we share our findings with you. And share how we will solve the problem for you. Although each wildlife control plan is unique to the home, it may include live trapping, direct capture, one-way doors, or deterrents. Before any work begins, we make sure that you are comfortable with the steps being taken to resolve the nuisance wildlife issue.

Step 3: Get To Work

If you approve of the plan, we will set up a time to put it into place. After the animal removal has taken place, we will repair any damage caused by the critter. Additionally, we will apply sanitizing and ectoparasite agents to the affected areas. Once the plan is executed, your home will be returned to its normal condition.

Step 4: Full Home Exclusion

Wildlife removal is just one part of the plan. Many plans include wildlife control measures to prevent any future problems. This is often completed by installing a full home exclusion. The goal is to create physical barriers to prevent animals from entering your home in the future. A few possible exclusion techniques include gable vents, ridge vents, crawlspace vents, roof returns, and plumbing stacks. With the appropriate exclusions in place, you can rest easy knowing that a long-term solution is in place to protect your home from nuisance wildlife.

Guarantee and Warranty

Once installed, Trutech offers a one-year warranty on full home exclusions. Plus, there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied with the initial work, Trutech will send out a service manager to inspect the work completed and make any necessary adjustments.
Trutech technician inspecting the outside of a property

Wildlife problem? Let us take care of it

Wildlife Control in Minneapolis

Raccoon Removal

Raccoons can wreak havoc trying to gain entry to your home and cause significant damage creating a den in your attic. You’ll most likely hear a loud thumbing at night if you have an attic.

Live trapping is the most common raccoon removal technique.  When juveniles are present, the use of repellents can be effective. Exclusion techniques include securing food sources and closing any entry points.

Bird Control

Sometimes, birds make their way into buildings, where they can become a nuisance due to loud noises, structural damage, and messes.

In Minnesota, English sparrow, starling, and the common pigeon are considered nuisance birds. Property owners might have problems with woodpeckers and geese. 

In rescue situations, such as chimneys or basements, birds can be released on-site if the entrance has been secured properly. Bird control techniques that can be applied simultaneously include spikes, mylar tape, scare tactics, and more. 

Squirrel Removal

Squirrels are delightful little creatures… until they wind up inside of your house. Squirrels impact your quality of life because they are active from dawn to dusk. The most common sign of squirrels is the sound of scurrying early in the morning.

To effectively remove squirrels, the wildlife technician will employ a variety of tactics such as live trapping, one-way doors, deterrents, and direct capture.

Rodent Pest Control

Effective rat or mouse removal takes more than a few traps behind the cabinets. Rats and mice can breed at a tremendous pace. Because rats can up to six litters a year consisting of eight to eighteen pups, effective rodent control requires proper rodent population control and prevention.

The standard mouse trapping duration is normally 5-14 days. We will evaluate the extent of the rodent infestation. We’ll remove the rats or mice and perform exclusion services to prevent them from coming back into your home or office.

Bat Removal

Property owners may discover bats roosting in attics, using these shelters to give birth. Bats have pups between mid-May to mid-August, but June is the most likely time. 

Once the young can survive on their own, the wildlife technician seals the entry points and installs a bat valve. Once the valve is installed, your house will be bat free in 3-7 days.

Opossum Removal

Opossums are not prone to aggression. They pose the greatest threat to your garden, but they will eat almost anything. Opossums do carry diseases so do not approach them haphazardly. Opossums will also look for safe nesting areas under decks, inside garages, or under foundations. Sealing ground-level entrances and burying wire mesh are effective ways to exclude opossums.

Who We Are

When you encounter unwanted wildlife in your home or business it is important to resolve the problem quickly and professionally. At Trutech®, our expert technicians and specialists have over 100 years of combined experience in the wildlife removal industry.

We know how to protect you and your family from the hazards of wildlife in your home or place of business.

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Wildlife problem? Let us take care of it

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“I am a customer of Trutech and I just wanted to tell you that you have a very dedicated and knowledgeable technician in Ansley Sherlock. We had a difficult rat problem and she has worked tirelessly to help us. She is friendly and pleasant. I know that she will succeed in getting rid of our rats. She is patient and answers all our questions. We definitely will recommend your company to anyone who needs your services.”
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“Dear Trutech, yesterday happened just like you promised! You had told me that if I saw a snake on our property again to call you any day or any time because that’s the best time to catch them – that is, soon after they’re spotted. You sent Alfred Burns right away and Nick Yohn, D.M. arrived, shortly thereafter. Removing that 65″ snake from our yard was a great relief for my wife and me. You have kept every promise you’ve made and you have provided great customer service at every step.”

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no one-size-fits-all solution; each job requires a custom approach. We inspect every home and build a custom plan to resolve any wildlife problems. We use a variety of techniques including cage traps, direct capture, one-way valves,  and deterrents. Exclusion techiques are the most effective way to get rid of animals. 

We provide customized solutions to each individual customer so that we may solve the issue as quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively as possible. The size of the house, type of animal, number of nuisance animals, and length of time of infestation affect the estimated price of wildlife removal.

An estimate may change based on the amount of animal activity or work needed to be done. All estimates are finalized with an exact price before any work begins.

Our goal is to remove any wildlife as humanely as possible — often that means catching and releasing the animal.

Trutech® does not hire subcontractors for animal removal services. We employ expert technicians who are provided ongoing education and training in all aspects of animal control and removal. Many of our technicians hold degrees in Wildlife Biology, Entomology (insects), Ornithology (birds) or Herpetology (reptiles), some with Masters degrees in their specialty field.

Yes! We are licensed and insured.

We start by first removing the wildlife on your property, and cleaning up any damage. From there we’ll work with you to create a customized prevention plan so you won’t have the same issue again.

Service Area

  • Apple Valley
  • Bloomington
  • Brooklyn Park
  • Champlain
  • Maple Park
  • Minnesota
  • Minnetonka
  • St. Paul
  • Wayzata