Pest Control For Mink

Mink can be extremely difficult to get rid of as they are elusive creatures. Dispatch Pest Control can help you.

Mink Control Services

Mink are small, streamlined animals that are black or dark brown and usually have a distinguishable patch of white under their chin and throat.

Mink are an invasive species that is not native to the UK and as they are carnivores they can cause big problems by killing native wildlife, poultry, and game birds. Mink are extremely aggressive and will often kill large numbers of poultry or game birds if they get into the area where they are housed.

They also pose a big threat to the UK’s population of water vole and often affect the number of fish in rivers.


Signs of Mink

Quite often you won’t know that you have a mink in the area until it’s too late and you see the evidence of one of its kills – animals killed by mink often have bite marks on the back of the head and neck or in some cases, the head has been removed completely. Mink also stock-pile animals that they have killed as they often kill far more than they can eat, especially if they have got into an area such as a chicken coop. However, there are a few other signs that you can watch out for too.

Mink droppings – very dark coloured, around 3 inches long, often contain fur or bones and give off a very foul smell, usually quite fishy.

Paw prints – small and star-shaped, not usually much bigger than 1.5cm diameter.

Den – usually holes near rivers or streams or under tree roots.

How to remove Mink

Mink can be extremely difficult to get rid of as they are elusive creatures that move quickly and often manage to avoid even being seen. Therefore, the best way to deal with them is to call in a professional.

Dispatch Pest Control offers mink trapping and removal services and we will take care of catching them so you don’t have to worry about it. Contact us now for more information or to get a free, no obligation quote.