How to Get Rid of Squirrels

Signs of a Squirrel Infestation

Squirrel peeking out of hole in trim on homeSquirrels are persistent animals that will create a great amount of damage in a short amount of time. Some issues squirrels are responsible for in attics include ripped and soiled insulation, chewed wood (including entry points, as pictured) and more.

  • Flying Squirrels
    • Chew on wiring and create outages by running across wires.
  • Tree Squirrels
    • Chew on wiring and pull insulation for nesting, creating a great electrical fire hazard.
  • Ground Squirrels
    • Unsightly damages outside from foraging for food creates potential harm for livestock, pets, and humans.

Squirrel Trapping

Wildlife Management Services offers professional squirrel trapping and removal services. Trapping is widely considered the most effective type of squirrel control. Our technicians will implement unique squirrel trapping and removal methods to ensure the safety of the squirrel and to get them out quickly. Learn more about how to get rid of squirrels.


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What Type of Squirrel is in My House?

All squirrels have similar characteristics but vary in size and color. The 3 most common problematic squirrels in the Minneapolis area are:

  • Flying Squirrels
    • Smallest, big eyes, a membrane between wrist and ankle, typically light brown or gray.
  • Tree squirrel (what most people are referring to when they say "squirrel")
    • Biggest, grow between 1-2 feet long, shades of gray, brown, or black.
  • Ground Squirrel
    • Shorter hair, shorter tail, generally smaller in size, reddish-gray to smoky brown, black spots or stripes. Sometimes mistaken for a chipmunk.

Gray squirrel laying on railing of stairsHow Did Squirrels Get in My House?

Each type of squirrel will enter homes in hopes of finding a sufficient food source and safe shelter. Damages begin at the place squirrels use to enter your home, which is commonly attics, eaves, soffits, and sometimes crawlspaces. Learn more about places in your house squirrels use as entry points. Different squirrel species have different behaviors it is important to do your research on the types of squirrels commonly found in your area to really understand how squirrels get into homes. Also, over time many misconceptions about squirrels have come about, it is important to get your wildlife information from accredited wildlife professionals. Read about Squirrel Myths & Facts. 


Repairing Squirrel Damage & Keeping Squirrels Out

Wildlife Management Services offers long-term solutions to your worst wildlife problems. Our damage repairs may double as prevention methods and we aim to keep wildlife animals out of your home for good! Learn more about our repair services here.

Call Wildlife Management Services to get rid of your squirrel problems. 763.233.6895



Customer Review

"Had squirrels in our Attic. Matt did a good job live-trapping them at the entry point and did a good job fencing off the entry point once they were all cleared out. They wrote us a detailed report (w/ pictures) on all of the possible entry points for all rodents/critters."

—Steve T.


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