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Assess and Remove

Our comprehensive 50 point home inspection is designed to determine squirrel entry points and home damage. The attic is a common den site for squirrels where they gain accessing by chewing holes or slipping in between building materials. We then use hands-on removal techniques to humanely evict the squirrels. We start by performing a comprehensive inspection of your home and use hands-on techniques to humanely remove unwanted home guests.

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Clear and Clean

Squirrels are notorious for creating large, messy nests within their den site and causing damage through chewing. Skedaddle will thoroughly clear away any nesting material and debris from the den and clean up the mess left behind. We can also replace soiled insulation and damaged ductwork if required.
Then we go where the animals go to clear and clean the mess they’ve left behind.


Prevent and Protect

Our final step is making sure your home is protected, not only against the current intruders, but all the other squirrels in your neighbourhood. To keep them out we will secure the entry points we identified, as well any other potential vulnerabilities.We identify potential points of entry and secure them to prevent future infestation. We offer a lifetime guarantee against re-entry on any serviced areas.


Welcome to Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, your trusted provider of squirrel removal services in Anoka County. Our team of experts is here to help you deal with the challenges of living with these furry little animals. Squirrels are cute and playful, but they can cause significant damage to your property if left unchecked. In addition, they can also introduce diseases and parasites into your home.

That’s why it’s important to act fast with removal and prevention strategies and ensure that you’re working with trusted professionals who understand the right techniques and equipment needed for safe and humane removal. At Skedaddle, we’re committed to helping you live in harmony with the wildlife around you. Squirrels pose little physical threat to humans, but they sometimes enter homes in search of warm places to den. They cause significant damage to the structure of your home, and they also spread diseases through their feces. If you believe you have a squirrel living inside your house, you should contact an expert for squirrel removal in Anoka County quickly.

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Living With Squirrels in Anoka County

Minnesota is a state with many forests and bodies of water. It is a prime environment for a squirrel to thrive. Anoka County is home to several varieties of squirrels, including species that live on the ground and others that live primarily in trees. Tree squirrels are the most likely variety to find their way into your home, so learning how to identify them properly goes a long way in developing an effective strategy to keep them out of your house.

Eastern Gray Squirrels: As their name suggests, eastern gray squirrels are found throughout the eastern half of the United States. They can also be found in other countries in Europe, where they are considered an invasive species because they overtake the natural ecosystem. In Anoka County, gray squirrels are a mid-size species that is best known for loving birdseed and persistently raiding bird feeders.

Fox Squirrels: Fox squirrels are best known for their friendly natures. They can be found in parks and backyards because they thrive near humans. Fox squirrels are the biggest type of squirrel found in Minnesota, and they spend a significant portion of time frolicking on the ground instead of climbing in trees. However, the creatures are still skilled climbers and make nests high in trees.

Red Squirrels: Named for their distinctive coloring, red squirrels are the smallest species of squirrel found in Anoka County. They are best known for their aggressive natures and will attack if they feel threatened. Red squirrels are found throughout much of the United States, but they have relatively short lifespans and only 20% of red squirrel babies survive past the first year.

Anoka County provides bountiful green spaces such as the Carlos Avery State Wildlife Management Area and Kelsey Round Lake Park that attracts wildlife to the area each year. Although areas like East Bethel are closest to the largest lake in Anoka County, more communities in the county are close to the water sources local wildlife need to survive. This means that property owners in rural and urban spaces will face nuisance wildlife problems.

Deterring Squirrels From Your Property

Squirrels are adaptable creatures that can thrive in urban environments as easily as in dense forests. You may enjoy watching them frolic on your lawn as they search for food, but sometimes you need to take action to deter them to prevent damage to your property.

Removing food sources is the easiest way to convince squirrels to look for a more suitable environment. Eliminating bird feeders and restricting access to other types of food such as nuts is helpful for determined squirrels. They are less likely to build a nest on your property if they can’t find the food they need to survive.

Cutting back trees also helps keep squirrels out of your home. Although they are capable of scaling the siding on your house easily, squirrels most often use tree ranches as highways. If there are low-hanging branches near your roof, squirrels have easy access to your attic.

Signs of Squirrels Inside Your Home

Squirrels are relatively quiet creatures, so unless you hear thumping and scurrying sounds in your attic, you probably won’t know if they have taken up residence in your home. Recognizing other signs of a squirrel infestation allows you to take quick action to remove them before they can damage your home. You may notice:

  • A foul odor caused by squirrel droppings and urine

  • An increase in squirrel activity near your home

  • A pile of twigs and grass in your attic

Removing Squirrels Humanely

At Skedaddle, we practice humane exclusion tactics to get squirrels out of your house. We start by identifying the point of entry that allowed the squirrels to get into your home and install a one-way door. The small creature is free to exit the building at any time, but the door prevents it from returning.

In many cases, a squirrel enters a house in search of a warm place to have babies. When baby squirrels are present in your attic, we remove them by hand and place them in a warm reunification box. We then set the box outside on your roof where the mother can find the babies easily. The reunification box reduces stress on both parties and keeps the mother from being separated from her babies for too long.

Choose Skedaddle for Squirrel Removal in Anoka County

While squirrels are generally harmless when they remain outside your home, once they find their way inside, they can wreak havoc and cause considerable damage. That’s where Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control comes in.

Our team specializes in humane squirrel removal in Anoka County, utilizing compassionate tactics. Rest assured, we know how to effectively eliminate squirrels without causing them harm. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us and schedule an appointment today.


Squirrel Facts


Squirrels don’t go into hibernation, even in chilly Minnesota winters. They might slow down their activity during especially cold stretches but they remain active throughout the winter particularly when there are reliable food sources, like bird feeders, nearby.


Fox Squirrels are the largest tree squirrels in Minnesota. An adult fox squirrel can grow up to 12-15 inches in length from head to tail.


Squirrels are members of the rodent family, which means that their teeth never stop growing. Squirrels use their teeth to opening nuts and seeds, but also gnaw on wood, aluminum and plastic materials on buildings to get inside.


Squirrels are able to rotate their ankles at a 180 degree when climbing down trees. This allows them to grip the tree bark much easier.



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