Otter Control

Otter Control, Trapping & Removal Services

We can rid you of Otter problems safely and efficiently

Otters are friendly, semi-aquatic animals that feed heavily on fish, shellfish, and sometimes even waterfowl. Although otters are not known to bother humans directly, their fish hunting activities can be problematic to water areas that humans frolic and the surrounding infrastructures, making otter control and removal necessary. Their hunting activities on water and land can result in significant financial losses for fish farms and other businesses and should be handled quickly, safely, and effectively.

Allow Trutech’s otter control services professionals to carefully handle the situation in the most humane and environmentally sound manner. Otters are not dangerous to people except for when they become defensive. However, they are also capable of spreading disease, making them dangerous if contacted. Because otters are legally protected, trapping and removing them yourself can result in many adverse legal consequences. Not to mention, you could catch transmittable diseases, even if the animal is already deceased. By letting the professionals at Trutech handle all of your otter removal needs, you can ensure a humane, safe, and diligent treatment of these creatures without it weighing heavy on your heart or having to lift a finger.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Trutech for our expert otter removal services. Our professionals are here to help keep these pests away from your property. When you trust Trutech to handle all of your wildlife removal services, you are getting the most thorough service and protecting yourself from any health or legal consequences. Don’t wait any longer– call Trutech today.

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Otters have elongated, slender bodies similar to weasels. They regularly reach almost 50 inches in length and typically weigh between 25 and 30 pounds. Females are usually a bit smaller than males and have four mammary glands located on their upper chests. Expert swimmers, otters possess webbed feet and flattened tails used for aquatic acrobatics. The animals also have small ears and prominent nose pads on their snouts.

DIET

River otters mostly feed on fish and shellfish, but they also make occasional meals out of waterfowl. Sea otters exclusively eat fish and shellfish and are actually considered a keystone species, as they moderate sea urchin populations. Otters have hands capable of grasping objects, which are useful for cracking open shellfish against rocks.

HABITAT

Favored otter habitats include fresh inland waters and costal sea shores. North American river otters prefer to live in fresh water systems with plentiful food sources. Sea otters are only found in the Pacific Sea.

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

As semiaquatic animals, otters have been spotted running and lounging on land. Still, they are not known to enter homes or other buildings. Properties containing bodies of water, such as lakes or ponds, run the highest risk of otter infestations.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

Although they are usually friendly, otters will become defensive when they feel threatened. However, very few otter incidents have been reported. Commercial fish farms can suffer significant financial losses if families of otters take up residence in their fish reservoirs. Property owners with fish-filled ponds also experience financial losses.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

To exclude otters from private properties, landowners should erect fences around at-risk water systems. Modifying preferred otter habitats by limiting the availability of shellfish, fish, and frogs is another method of controlling otter populations. As the wild animals can carry diseases transmittable to humans, it is essential to avoid contact. Dead otters must be disposed of properly, which involves calling professional services to ensure sanitary removal procedures.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

Since they are legally protected furbearing animals, otters should not be killed without proper certification from local authorities. To avoid fees and jail time, property owners are encouraged to contact wildlife control specialists at the first indication of otter activity. Using integrated pest management techniques, Trutech professionals expertly craft multi-faceted and well-researched plans to achieve safe and humane otter removal.


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