Evacuating Nuisance Wildlife

Evacuating Nuisance Wildlife

The following information can be used to humanely evacuate or deter wild animals from inhabiting chimneys, attics, garages, overhangs, under porches/decks, etc.  

Nuisance Rabbits

Nuisance rabbits

If the rabbit is not injured and you have a nuisance situation, here are some tips:

Nuisance Ducks and Geese

Nuisance ducks and geese

The most common problem with geese is that they are there -- and their droppings are there too! If you are having a serious problem with geese or ducks in your yard, there are several things you can do to discourage them.

Choosing a Pest Resolution Service

Choosing a pest resolution service

The following are recommended questions to ask any service before hiring them to remove nuisance wildlife.  The answers provided here would indicate a humane service.

1. Can you offer a long term solution to my situation?

  • A high quality service should be able to provide you with not only the removal of the problem animal but ways to prevent future situations.


2. What do you do if there are babies present?

Protecting Your Garden

Protecting your garden

Many gardeners are upset by their wild neighbors’ enthusiasm for their gardens.  If fact, the opposite stance should be taken, it is a compliment to your green thumb!  Wild animals unfortunately cannot distinguish between your plants and their food source but with a little careful planning we can all live in peace and enjoy what our backyards have to offer.  The main rule is: know who your wild neighbors are, learn their habitats and their tastes, and recognize any potential problems before they happen or early before th

Nuisance Woodchucks

Woodchuck deterrents

The woodchuck is the largest member of the squirrel family we have in Minnesota. In the spring woodchuck kits are born. They spend their early life underground and usually are not seen by humans until they are exploring with both their parents outside their dens. Both the parents participate in raising the young.

Nuisance Squirrels

Squirrel deterrents

To prevent from climbing a certain tree place a metal band around the trunk at least 2 feet wide and 6-8” off the ground.  This will only work if there are not other trees in close proximity they can jump from.

Pepper based spray
1 quart warm water
2 Tbsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp Tabasco SauceTM

Nuisance Opossums

Opossum deterrents

Nuisance Woodpeckers

Nuisance woodpeckers

If you have woodpeckers that are pecking on your house, one of several problems could be present.  First, check carefully for insect infestation in the area in which the woodpeckers are pecking.  Many home owners think they have a woodpecker problem when they really have a “bug” or a carpenter ant problem.  If you rule out a major insect problem, then the woodpecker is probably doing something called “drumming”.  This is the way woodpeckers communicate and announce their territory.&n

Nuisance Nesting Birds

Nuisance nesting birds

Many birds will nest in areas that may be less than convenient for people.  Prevention is the key to this situation.

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