Mink are silent aquatic hunters with bodies built for hunting. They are quick on land, skilled swimmers, and excellent tree climbers. These glossy, dark-brown, semi-aquatic carnivores measure about 20 inches in length and weigh 1.5 to 2 pounds. Mink primarily hunt at night and are very difficult to spot because they move so swiftly. Mink are shoreline dwellers and prey mainly on fish, frogs, muskrats, waterfowl, snakes, and mice.

ARE MINK A CONCERN?

  • 1. Mink Problem

    A mink can single-handedly destroy your entire koi pond if given a chance. Once a mink finds a food source, they will keep coming back for more. They don’t discriminate between the prey’s size – grabbing both big and small fish – rarely leaving any evidence behind. 

  • 2. Trapping & Removal

    At Advanced Wildlife Control, we believe in humane animal removal. Therefore, our skilled technicians will use enticing baits and live traps to catch and remove mink 30+ miles away from your home. 

    Our experienced technicians have also noted that mink are more likely to prey on fish during the early winter to early spring months. Fish become slow and sluggish due to colder temperatures, making it easier for mink to snatch them. The snow also helps us track a mink’s path making it easier to trap them. 

  • 3. Same-Day Service!

    Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your animal problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can usually be out at your property on the same day when you call or the following day.

A mink can single-handedly destroy your entire koi pond if given a chance. Once a mink finds a food source, they will keep coming back for more. They don’t discriminate between the prey’s size – grabbing both big and small fish – rarely leaving any evidence behind. 

At Advanced Wildlife Control, we believe in humane animal removal. Therefore, our skilled technicians will use enticing baits and live traps to catch and remove mink 30+ miles away from your home. 

Our experienced technicians have also noted that mink are more likely to prey on fish during the early winter to early spring months. Fish become slow and sluggish due to colder temperatures, making it easier for mink to snatch them. The snow also helps us track a mink’s path making it easier to trap them. 

Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your animal problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can usually be out at your property on the same day when you call or the following day.

Have a Problem with Mink?

Call: 262-242-4390

Or send us a message and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Mink are shoreline dwellers and prey primarily on fish, frogs, muskrats, waterfowl, snakes, and other small mammals.

Mink are still common in Wisconsin, especially near water sources and shorelines. Minks are very territorial, especially males during the breeding season. They will stick to their territory – being creatures of habit – and visit similar places each hunting trip throughout their area.

Mink breed in February, but reproduction is dependent on the weather conditions. Good, warmer weather is favorable for the litter’s survival in the spring. A mink only has one litter a year with 5-6 young in the litter. Baby mink are born only 31 days after the gestation period and remain with their mother until late summer when they begin to go out independently. 

Did You Know? - Animal Facts

Did You Know?

Mink are related to the badger & skunk through the same weasel family.

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