Mink Pest Control

Mink were introduced into Great Britain from North America in the 1920’s and bred commercially for their fur. Due to deliberate releases and accidental escapes they became established in the wild and have now colonised nearly every river system in the country.

Mink mate from February to April, with an average litter of 5-6, though larger numbers have been recorded. Mink have no natural predators and can live for up to 7 years, hence their rapid spread in this country.

Tel: 0800- 9788 934

  • Domestic
  • Commercial
  • Emergency

07467 952 722 (24 hrs)

Although usually found by water they are capable of making long overland journeys.

Fish, frogs, ducks and other waterfowl, rabbits and game birds are taken by mink, as well as domestic poultry, turkeys and even geese. They are extremely agile in water and are a serious threat to fish and riverside wildlife.

One of the signs of the presence of mink is the sudden decline in numbers of moorhens and water voles.

Methods of Mink Control

Positive Environmental deploy a variety of control methods, depending on the circumstances, including:

  • Cage trapping
  • Tunnel trapping
  • Snaring
  • Shooting

In addition to pest control qualifications, our Technicians have a variety of qualifications specific to wildlife control, including for example the Deer Stalking Certificate levels 1 & 2, UK Firearms Certificate and UK Shotgun Certificate, and a variety of other Certificates.

Please do telephone 01981 590 534 to discuss your mink problems.

Signs of Mink

Mink Pest Control
  • Looks like a cross between a ferret and an otter
  • Can grow up to 3 feet long
  • Get through chicken wire
  • Attacks the back of the neck on poultry and ducks etc.
 

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