Free Minneapolis Wildlife Control Resources/ Minnesota

The below government agencies may provide free wildlife services in Minneapolis


  • Hennepin County Animal Services: (612) 673-6222
  • Minneapolis Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 651-486-9453
  • Minnesota Wildlife Commission: 651-296-6157
  • Minneapolis Police Department: 612-673-3000
Depending on the nature of your wildlife conflict, these agencies might be able to help you for free. Read the below description of each agency and how it works, and what you can say to get free wildlife removal services in Minneapolis, MN.

Hennepin County Animal Services: (612) 673-6222

Animal ControlThis is the government animal control services operating in Hennepin County and sponsored by the city of Minneapolis. This agency typically deals with domestic animal issues involving dogs and cats. This includes things like dangerous dogs, stray cats, pet adoptions, etc. However, this agency will sometimes lend assistance with wildlife concerns. Call (612) 673-6222 and ask if they will assist with your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, do not lie, but if applicable, state that the problem is a public health matter in Minneapolis, or that you feel the public safety is at risk, perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.

Minneapolis Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 651-486-9453

RehabberThis is NOT a government agency. It is privately run, and operates on volunteer donations. This is a wildlife rehabber facility that deals strictly with wild animals. They may be able to help you with your wildlife problem, depending on the type of problem. The level of help might depend on their resources at the time. They will almost surely help in any case of an injured wild animal, or an orphaned baby animal, such as a baby squirrel or bird that fell out of a tree, or a baby opossum, etc. Please treat Minneapolis Wildlife Rehabilitation kindly and donate if you are able to.

Minnesota Wildlife Commission: 651-296-6157

Game WardenThis is the statewide government wildlife agency in Minnesota, using your tax dollars to address wildlife issues. Sometimes called the Minnesota Fish & Wildlife Agency. Minnesota game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and yes, wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. But they also have resources that may apply to your wildlife problem. To increase the chance of success, state that the problem is a public health matter in Minnesota perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases.

Minneapolis Police Department: 612-673-3000

PoliceYes, the Minneapolis police department will sometimes help with wildlife problems! I've seen many cases of the cops chasing down an errant bat in your house or snake in your pool! To increase the chance of success, never lie to the police dispatcher, but if applicable, state that you feel your personal safety is at risk, or the problem is a public safety matter in Minneapolis, or a public health issue perhaps due to the spread of rabies or other diseases. Success may come down to whether or not a police officer wants to show up to this call, or is available. It's not always consistent.

When should you hire a company and pay for wildlife control services?

Minneapolis Wildlife Control If you can't manage to get free service, we can help. No free agency is going to provide the level of service we provide. We specialize in all aspects of wildlife control. It's what we do. If you have animals in your attic, for example, you need someone to inspect your home and attic, identify and remove the animals with advanced techniques and equipment, you need repairs to your roof or vents to keep critters out, and repair and cleanup in your attic. The Minneapolis or Minnesota government services aren't going to do that for you. Call us if you want to get:

  • Fast Service: Usually Same-Day
  • Animals Removed From Your Attic, With Home Repairs and Cleanup
  • Complete and Permanent Removal of Rodents From Your Home
  • Removal of a Bat Colony, or Prevention of Birds on Buildings
  • Humane Treatment of Wildlife and Courteous Customer Service
We are not free, but our prices are reasonable and fair for the work we provide. Check our year 2022 prices for wildlife control work. Call us 24/7 to schedule an appointment: 612-503-8440

We provide professional yet affordable contracted fee for services primarily dealing with but not limited to the safe and expedient removal of nuisance and damage causing animals in and around both private residences and commercial properties. We are licensed, insured and a nationally certified damage management professional serving Minneapolis, all of Hennipen County, the west metro and the cities and counties towards and including the St. Cloud area. The wildlife species we will contract to remove include: Raccoon, Squirrel, Chipmunk, Rat, Mouse, Pocket gopher, Vole, Shrew, Woodchuck, Opossum, Muskrat, Fox, Coyote, Bats, Moles, Skunk, Beaver and others. We specialize in the control of Moles, Skunk and Beaver problem solutions. Additional professional services offered include: Wildlife damage repair, wildlife exclusion, wildlife damage inspections of homes/or buildings for property managers, real estate agents, sellers/buyers etc. and animal damage inspection/appraisals for insurance companies to confirm or assure cause of damage for claims received.

Please, no calls about dogs or cats. Direct such calls to Hennepin County Animal Services: (612) 348-4250 Go back to the main Minneapolis Wildlife Control page to learm more about our company.

Varment Guard Wildlife Services provides professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Minneapolis in Minnesota. We offer custom animal control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, animals digging in your yard, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon or other critter, we have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your problem. For a consultation and price quote, give us a call at 612-503-8440

Minneapolis Wildlife Tip:
How to remove skunks under the shed - If you want to know how to remove skunks under the shed, you're first going to need to know a little bit about the skunk. First, skunks aren't a real danger to the structure of your home. They can sometimes cause problematic digging around foundations, but for the most part these docile animals are just a smelly nuisance that likes to dig in your yard. Skunks do carry the potential for harboring rabies, so that is a concern for pets and people of the household. To trap the skunks under the shed, you're going to need one or more cage traps. These can be purchased in a local farm store. You're also going to need enough tarps or blankets to cover the top and sides of each trap. This will prevent the animal from spraying you when it's captured, and it will also calm the animal significantly by removing visual stimuli. The traps should be set near the shed since you know that's where the animals are living. If you really want to up your chances of capturing the animal, you can close off the majority of the shed bottom with fencing and create pathways form the remaining openings to the traps. This will force the animals to enter the cages if they want to leave the den.

We are happy to provide the information for free Minneapolis wildlife removal services. Hopefully one of these agencies is able to help you. If not, we are happy to help you solve your wildlife problem, quickly, professionally, and humanely. Our wildlife control work is superior to any of the work you will find from these free services. Feel free to call us 24/7 at 612-503-8440 to discuss your wildlife issue, and we can give you a price quote over the phone.

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