Long-Tailed Weasel Removal Services
Weasels are in the same family as otters, badgers, and fishers (known as mustelids) and can be located across the country. They are predators of rodents, but can also eat birds, reptiles and even creatures bigger than them. Weasels are usually nocturnal but have also been spotted hunting during daylight. They're aggressive critters that present issues for farmers by attacking livestock for food.
Weasels are slender and have big, bushy tails. Weasels usually grow to around 11 inches (26 cm) and weigh up to a pound (16 oz). They have small heads with long whiskers, and their short legs let them leap and run easily. Their sharp claws assist with hunting and let them climb trees easily. Most weasels are light brown, but during the winter, their fur turns bright white before turning back to brown in spring.
Where Do Weasels Live?
Weasels live in the majority of environments throughout America, with the exception of densely populated forests and deserts. Though weasels excel at climbing and swimming, they are mostly found on the ground. Weasel dens are often adopted from other animals' lairs, hollow logs, or rock piles. When weasels come onto human property, they can nest under porches, barns and sheds.
Do Weasels Get Into Houses?
Are weasels known to enter homes or yards?
Like many of their fellow wildlife creatures, weasels usually only get inside homes or yards if their natural habitat is low on food or lacking adequate shelter. Farmers have to be on a particular lookout for weasels since they are predators of livestock—especially chickens. Because they are so small, weasels are able to easily get into sheds or barns.
Do weasels cause harm to people or property?
Overall, weasels are just a nuisance, rather than a threat. The biggest threat they do pose is to the poultry industry, since they target chickens and their eggs. Weasels do harbor dangerous parasites like ticks, mites and fleas. Though rare, weasels are also carriers of rabies.
Weasel Control and Safety
Weasels are small but quite vicious, especially when hunting. They'll use their claws and teeth to escape, which can lead to injury. Many types of exclusion methods exist to keep weasels out, like chicken wire and fencing. Repellents and fumigants are not used on weasels to keep them away, which means you'll need to close off openings to keep weasels out.
Weasel Trapping and Removal
Though weasel exclusion methods can be productive, they also take a long time. Professional weasel removal technicians from Critter Control of Greater Seattle can safely and effectively remove pest weasels from private Seattle properties. Our team has the right equipment and training to carefully remove weasels, which keeps the weasels, homeowners and pets safe.
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