Mink Control Hertfordshire | Mink Trapping

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N-PEST | HERTFORDSHIRE

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RELIABLE TREATMENTS

BED BUGS, CLUSTER FLIES, COCKROACHES
FLEAS, HORNETS, LADYBIRDS, MOTHS, WASPS
GLIS GLIS, MICE, RATS, SQUIRRELS, FOXES, MINK
MOLES, PIGEONS & RABBITS.

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AGRICULTURAL PEST CONTROL

Flexible pest management plans
for your specific needs.

MINK CONTROL / MINK TRAPPING

HERTFORDSHIRE & BEDFORDSHIRE

MINK CONTROL HERTFORDSHIRE

Mink Control Hertfordshire – We provide mink control throughout Hertfordshire to rid you of mink infestations. Mink have had a large impact on our water vole population, having quite literally decimated them. Currently there are wildlife conservation groups that monitor and trap the mink throughout Hertfordshire’s rivers in an attempt to reduce the numbers of voles that are lost. Mink can become somewhat of a nuisance for people as well, especially those that keep fish, poultry and game for domestic or commercial purposes. Having a visit from a mink can be similar to having a visit from a fox in that it will kill more than what it needs to eat, killing in a frenzy. Common domestic pests such as birds, rabbits and guinea pigs can also be vulnerable.

If you require any advice or services for mink, give us a call today. We can provide a thorough survey and then a plan can be put in place to either trap or shoot humanely. Live cage traps are the preferred method, ideally being placed on a small raft away from land. This decreases the risk of trapping other animals besides the mink, however if this happens our practise of checking daily can enable us to release the non target species, unless it happens to be a grey squirrel as it is illegal to release them. Shooting is Carried out safely and humanely and a certificate of competence available for viewing as well as any relevant legal licence.

PEST PROOFING

WE OFFER A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PEST PROOFING MEASURES FOR THE HOME AND WORK-PLACE THAT CAN PREVENT OR REDUCE THE CHANCE OF RE-INFESTATION. THE NUMBER OF PROOFING MEASURES AVAILABLE AND THE TYPE DEPENDS ON THE PEST, ASK US ABOUT THE AVAILABLE PROOFING MEASURES WHEN YOU CALL.

MINK FACTS

  • COMMON SPECIES

    The mink (Mustela Vison) is not a native species to Britain, it wasn’t until 1956 that they were first confirmed to be breeding here after establishing themselves after years of escapees from fur farms.

  • DIET

    The mink is a carnivore with a varied diet that consists of fish, birds, mice, rabbits, frogs, water fowl, water voles, ducklings and crayfish.

  • HABITAT

    Mink are found living near water and rarely found far from riverbanks, lakes or marshes. They are good, strong swimmers and have a small webbing between their toes which helps them move quickly in the water. Mink are found in many aquatic habitats but usually prefer slower moving rivers where there is a plentiful supply of food.

  • BEHAVIOUR

    The mink is very territorial and males will not tolerate the presence of another male within their territory. The mink is known to be very vicious and can be devastating to other wildlife, they are formidable hunters and kill more animals than just those they eat.

    Mink have now been recorded on every river in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire and streams, lakes , reservoirs and ponds are also likely haunts. They can swim, climb trees and squeeze into the smallest of holes.

  • ACTIVITY

    The population of mink found in the UK today are descendants of American mink that either escaped from fur farms or were deliberately released by animal rights activists. Their population has been growing a lot since they were first settled here and the estimated number of mink in the UK is now claimed to be as many as 110,000.

    The breeding season for mink starts in February and an average number of 4 kits but sometimes up to 11 are born between April and June.