|If you have questions regarding how we can get rid
of muskrats and other nuisance animals, please give
us a call at our office and we'll be happy to help!
|All Wildlife Removal Service can get rid of problem
|Known for their luxurious fur and named for the strong scent they carry to mark their territory, muskrats are semi-
aquatic creatures. According to the New Jersey chapter of the National Wildlife Control Operators Association
they have a distinctive scale-covered flattened tail. Trailing these tails behind them helps All Wildlife Removal
Service, LLC to instantly recognize a muskrat’s tracks once it’s been on your property. Cousin to the beaver and
the nutria, the muskrat distinguishes itself not only by its tail, but by its size, usually weighing considerably less (up
to 4 pounds) than the other two rodents.
Like most hardy rodent species the muskrat does two things in excess: burrowing and breeding. They will burrow
under most earthen structures including ponds and dams, as well as man-made structures such as pools,
boathouse, docks, and drainage ditches, collecting vegetative nesting material for their lodges. Living in family
units, a mother muskrat can give birth to as many as twelve to twenty-four pups in just one year! The
omnivorous animals have a lot of mouths to feed and will find food in nearby coastal areas, wetlands, even your
garbage cans, if they can get access to them.
Although they do have their beneficial place in the ecosystem, muskrats can carry the following diseases:
tularemia, hemorrhagic septicemia, leptospirosis, salmonellosis, ringworm, and pseudotuberculosis. They are hosts
for many ticks, mites, fleas, and various worms.
To rid yourself of these nuisance animals, All Wildlife Removal Service recommends an exclusion on any
structure the animal may be living under to stop them from gaining access under it in the future. We will
temporarily leave openings in the exclusion with traps placed at the openings, so as not to lock any muskrats in or
under the structure. We will run traps until we know we have gained control of the property.
There is always the possibility that the animals may leave on their own without being trapped but because
muskrats are near the bottom of the food chain, leaving the property could cause their own demise. It’s unlikely
to happen, without more than a little help from All Wildlife Removal Service!
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