Mink Control and Removal
Mink, a member of the weasel family, are shoreline dwellers of our waterways that provide their primary source of food – fish, frogs, and other water creatures. Mink travel in a wide area and use other animals’ dens as their own, as well as bank burrows, beaver lodges, muskrat houses, holes and other protective shelters.
Mink are mainly nocturnal and are active year-round, making them difficult to control.
Being strictly carnivores, their primary damage is caused by their attacks on poultry farms. They can attack animals as large as chicken, ducks, rabbits and muskrats and will sometimes kill much more food than they can eat (called surplus killing), presenting a danger to nesting waterfowl and game bird young.
They are relatively small animals, and the males can fight ferociously during mating season. The annual litter of 3-6 kits are born in late spring and disperse by late summer.
Their short, dense underfur is covered by lustrous guard hairs, making them a prized fur resource with nearly 1/2 million wild mink harvested each year to produce a $5 million dollar industry.
Mink, like many fur-bearing animals, harbor bacterial and parasitic diseases not normally dangerous to humans.
Professional Removal and Control of Minks
Many states have restrictions on mink control. Mink damage is usually localized and can be controlled by exclusion with fencing, sealing openings, netting and some other methods. Habitat modification is generally not successful and neither are frightening, repellents or other chemical solutions. Trapping and removal are the most effective methods, best left to professionals for effective control.
We offer mink control in Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Duncannon, Enola, Dillsburg, Carlisle, Camp Hill, New Cumberland, Lemoyne, Wormleysburg, Hershey, Marysville, Hummelstown, Steelton, Middletown, Highspire, Halifax, Dauphin and other areas within a 25 mile radius of the Harrisburg area.
We provide mink control in Dauphin County which includes Lower Paxton Township, Middle Paxton Township, Susquehanna Township, Derry Township, Swatara Township, Lower Swatara Township, East Hanover Township, West Hanover Township, South Hanover Township, and Londonderry Township.
We provide mink control in Cumberland County which includes East Pennsboro Township, Hampden Township, Lower Allen Township, Upper Allen Township, Middlesex Township, Silver Spring Township.
We provide mink control in Perry County which includes Rye Township, Penn Township.
We provide mink control in York County which includes Carrol Township, Newberry Township, Fairview Township, Monaghan Township.