Weasel Control

Weasel Control, Trapping & Removal Services

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Weasels are small, furry mammals similar in appearance to domestic ferrets. These slippery and fast-moving carnivores are surprisingly tough for their size, pursuing much larger prey up trees, into the water, and across open ground. A predator of some domestic livestock, weasels can also cause problems for homeowners and farmers when they move into yards.

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APPEARANCE

Three species of weasels are typically found in the United States: the long-tailed, short-tailed, and least weasel. At under 8 inches in length, the least weasel is the world’s smallest carnivorous mammal, while the long-tailed weasel may grow up to 24 inches long. Although they vary greatly in size, all weasels have long and slender bodies, short legs, and rounded ears. Coloration can range from snowy white to dark brown with light or dark markings.

DIET

These fearless and aggressive predators use scent and sound to track their prey, then crush their heads or necks between their sharp teeth. Excellent swimmers and climbers, weasels prey on mice, squirrels, shrews, moles, small birds, snakes, and rabbits. Due to their small size, the pests often can’t eat their entire prey at once, causing them to store carcasses for later in holes, haystacks, or under rocks.

HABITAT

While weasels prefer to live near water in abandoned animal burrows or hollow trees, the pests can adapt to a wide variety of conditions. In fact, weasels live across the U.S. in every climate zone and, with the exception of Antarctica and Australia, can be found around the globe.

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

Weasels are motivated by pursuing prey, so they rarely enter homes. However, the pests’ curious nature may occasionally lead them indoors to check out interesting sounds or smells. Additionally, homes or properties with large, active rodent infestations or chicken coops may attract weasels.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

Although weasels are small, they have needle-sharp teeth and may attack in self-defense. However, human attacks are rare. To put distance between themselves and people or pets, these pests typically run away or emit a foul, musky-smelling secretion. Since they generally avoid humans, the first sign of weasels on farms is often finding disturbed chicken coops, as the pests prey on adult chickens as well as eggs and chicks. In this confined environment, chickens are easy prey and many may be lost or injured in a single attack.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

Keep weasels out of chicken coops and barns by closing any entry point larger than one inch in diameter using wire mesh. To avoid attracting the pests in the first place, control infestations of rats, mice, or other small mammals. Weasels naturally keep populations of rodents in check, so they will likely move on if they do not find adequate food sources around homes or properties.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

Weasels enjoy exploring small, enclosed areas and are curious by nature, which makes them fairly easy to trap with the right equipment. However, homeowners should be cautious when dealing with these aggressive pests. While they may look cute, weasels are wild animals and should not be handled. Leave weasel trapping and removal to the trained wildlife professionals at Trutech.

Questions Customer Have About Weasels

QUESTION:

Would you be able to assist with the removal of weasels? We have what we believe to be two weasels that are attacking our livestock. We know we have one, but it looks as if we have two from camera footage last night.

-Longmont, CO

ANSWER:

Yes, we handle weasels. Due to the fact that they are causing property damage, we can begin the removal process with trapping


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