Weasel Removal Strategies
While weasels do like exploring small spaces, which might make them easier to corner, they can be very aggressive if provoked. It’s also possible, albeit rare, for weasels to carry diseases that can be transferred to humans. For these reasons, it’s not safe to attempt trapping or removing a weasel without professional training. That’s why you should call Trutech; our team of experts has decades of experience handling a wide variety of animals and pests, and we’ve developed the best techniques to capture and remove weasels and other creatures in a humane way.
Trutech champions ethical removal tactics; our team members guarantee control methods that are swift and safe for humans and animals alike. We also take care to ensure our techniques do little to disturb the surrounding environment. If you want a team of professionals that cares, call Trutech. We’ll solve your weasel problem fast.
Signs a Weasel is on Your Property
Weasels are small predators that typically live near bodies of water. They don’t usually come into conflict with humans, but they can be drawn indoors into barns and chicken coops if they’re looking for a quick meal. Chickens are a common target of weasels; one fatal attack can leave a large portion of a farmer’s flock injured or worse. Plus, because weasels are so agile and adverse to human contact, it’s incredibly difficult to capture the small carnivore before bearing witness to the irreparable damage it’s already caused.
Dangers of Weasel Infestation
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.
Humane Weasel Removal & Control Strategies
Entry into property
Weasels are motivated by pursuing prey, so they rarely enter homes. However, the animals’ 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.
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. While they may look cute, weasels are wild animals and can be aggressive. Leave weasel trapping and removal to the trained wildlife professionals at Trutech.
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 weasels in the first place, control infestations of rats, mice, chipmunks, squirrels, 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Weasels are small mammals that weigh anywhere from two to twelve ounces. Despite their small size, these animals have a reputation as fierce and tenacious hunters. Their diet consists of many animals as large or larger than themselves, including rats, rabbits, birds, and gophers.
In general, weasels are not dangerous to people and usually avoid human contact. However, they will defend themselves against pet dogs and cats using their sharp teeth. Like most wildlife, the pests may also bite people if threatened or trapped.