WHAT ARE MINK?

Mink are semi-aquatic, carnivorous mammals. They have glossy, dark-brown fur and are part of the Mustelidae family, which includes weasels and ferrets. Mink are quick on land, skilled swimmers, and excellent tree climbers. They primarily hunt at night and are very difficult to spot because they move so swiftly. Mink are about 2 feet in length and weigh around 1-3 pounds. 

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

Mink are common in Wisconsin, especially near water sources and shorelines. Minks are very territorial, especially males, during the breeding season. They will stay within their territory and visit similar places each hunting trip.

Mink breed in February, but reproduction is dependent on the weather conditions. 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. 

Mink in Cage

Don't Let Mink Invade Your Koi Pond!

Don't Let Mink Invade Your Koi Pond!

HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MINK?

A mink can single-handedly destroy an entire koi pond if given a chance. Once a mink finds a food source, it 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.

HOW TO GET RID OF MINK?

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    Mink Removal & Trapping

    Advanced Wildlife Control specializes in humane animal control. Our wildlife specialists use a combination of live traps and enticing baits to safely and effectively remove any mink from your property. Once captured, we will relocate mink 30+ miles away from your residence. 

    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.

Mink in a Cage

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

Mink are common in Wisconsin, especially near water sources and shorelines. Minks are very territorial, especially males, during the breeding season. They will stay within their territory and visit similar places each hunting trip.

Mink breed in February, but reproduction is dependent on the weather conditions. 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. 

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