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Nuisance Muskrat Trapping Removal – Animal Removal Services Of Virginia

Do you need Virginia nuisance muskrat trapping removal services? Muskrats invading your ponds? Muskrats burrowing into dirt retainer walls holding back water? We are the Virginia nuisance muskrat trapping removal Experts!

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Are you in need of a muskrat trapping removal service? Well, you may not know you do because muskrats are difficult for many Virginia residents to identify. They look a bit like a beaver but they don’t have the wide flapping tail of a beaver. Also, they look a bit like a large rat because they have a tail more like a rats. Once thing you can be sure of is that a muskrat is a large rodent that will be living in a pond around your home if you have any on your property.

Damage caused by a muskrat is primarily due to their burrowing activity into farm ponds or reservoirs. Animal Removal Services Of Virginia - Humane Muskrat Trapping Removal Experts

Damage caused by a muskrat is primarily due to their burrowing activity into farm ponds or reservoirs. They can also do damage to crops where plants get cut off to the base.

No repellents currently are professionally registered for muskrats. Animal Removal Services Of Virginia use no repellents since none are not proven to be effective, practical, and environmentally safe. You’ll need Animal Removal Services Of Virginia Muskrat Trapping Removal Experts if you do have a muskrat problem.

 

Muskrats can cause problems with ponds, levees, and your crops. Generally you’ll see muskrats in water habitats on your property including Virginia streams, ponds, wetlands, swamps, drainage ditches, and lakes. Furthermore Virginia Muskrats must have food are available to them year-round or they will move on. If you have shallow water areas on your property then they will also have plenty of vegetation for muskrats. If you think you have a muskrat problem call muskrat trapping removal experts at (804) 729-9103.

Muskrats are herbivores. You may need Animal Removal Services Of Virginia Muskrat Trapping Removal Experts.

Muskrats are herbivores. They eat vegetation in water and also some field crops grown adjacent to where a muskrat lives. Muskrats love to eat cattail, pickerelweed, bulrush, smartweed, duck potato, horsetail, water lily, sedges and young willow regeneration. Thanks to Ann Cameron Siegal for this great photo.

Muskrats damage crops which includes corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, grain sorghum, and sugarcane. Also, rice grown in a flooded area will soon become muskrat food if they are around. Furthermore muskrats love orchard grass that is growing around your ponds and small dams.

 

In the state of Virginia a nuisance muskrat may be trapped anytime during the year. When muskrats are damaging crops or lands, you can kill muskrats or have them killed. This includes shooting, except in areas where the discharge of firearms is prohibited. Please understand if you want us to trap muskrats on your property we are not allowed to relocate them due to Virginia law. So if you need a Animal Removal Services Of Virginia’s humane muskrat trapping removal experts call us at (804) 729-9103. You’ll be glad you did!

 

 

 

The number of muskrats we remove will be dependent on the number of traps we set and the number of muskrats in your area. We usually have 100% effectiveness for any trap a muskrat trips.

young muskrats sleeping. For all you muskrat trapping removal needs contact Animal Removal Services Of Virginia.

We found two young muskrats sleeping on a reed mound in a small pond. For all you muskrat trapping removal needs contact Animal Removal Services Of Virginia at (804) 729-9103.

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Muskrat Damage Prevention and Exclusion/Control Methods

We found that we can exclude or prevent from digging into farm or home pond banks through stone rip-rapping of the banks. Also this prevents serious damage by muskrats when we construct this type of retaining wall around your farm ponds or home ponds.

Furthermore the above technique prevents serious damage from burrowing muskrats. Our other methods of exclusion can include the use of fencing where muskrats may be leaving a pond to cut and eat your garden plants or food crops.

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Stone Rip-Rapping is rock used to  build up shoreline structures against muskrat damage. Doing this can also protect your farm or home ponds  from being taken down by muskrats undermining the pond banks.

Trapping Muskrats

There are many traps sold for trapping muskrats. A number of unique traps are used for both live trapping and killing muskrats. However, the most effective and commonly used types of traps for muskrats are Conibear traps and leghold traps. Depending on the type of muskrat problem you may have one trap may be more effective than another. Also, please remember we are not allowed to live trap a muskrat and relocate it to some place off your property. In addition, Virginia law does not allow this. 

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It is illegal to trap muskrats and then relocate them in the state of Virginia. Unless you want a muskrat pet we must be humanely euthanized them with our trapping systems. 

Trapping Muskrats demands expertise knowledge but trapping muskrats is not difficult for us. We have to find the burrow entrance and that is where we set the trap. Once we set a trap we will usually catch the nuisance muskrat in 1 or 2 nights. The number of muskrats we remove will be dependent on the number of traps we set and the number of muskrats in your area. We usually have 100% effectiveness for any trap a muskrat trips.

We have found the most effective sets are those placed in trails on the water’s bottom where the muskrat’s hind feet dig out a path. Also, we can see these trails in clear water or we can feel them with our hands or feet. Furthermore, we place traps as next to the den entrance where we know our traps will have the greatest effectiveness.

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